Top 10 best Bollywood Biographical movies.

10 best Biographical films of Bollywood that caught interested of audience and became either critical or commercial success.

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Priyanka Chopra in Mary Kom | photo : youtube

In order to tell more realistic stories or find new concepts, Bollywood seems to be taking keen interest in making Biopics. And to one’s surprise, the movies have been working good critically as well as at the box office. As the Bollywood is changing and new filmmakers are joining the industry the trend of telling the stories of real heroes is grabbing audience more rather than typical larger than life characters of Bollywood heroes and love stories.

Here are 10 best Bollywood Biographical films.

Mary Kom, released in 2014 is based on Indian female boxes, Mary Kom. The character in the film is played by Priyanka Chopra and the film is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Directed by Omung Kumar, the film was a big commercial success as well as one of the highest earning Indian film featuring female lead.

9 ) Dangal.

Dangal is India’s highest  grossing movie. The film was inspired from Phogat family’s two duaghter Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat, who are India’s first world-class female wrestlers. The film was praised by critics as well.

8 ) Sanju.

Sanju is based on the life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s controversial life. In the film Ranbir Kapoor played the role of Sanjay Dutt and got much praises for his performance. Performance wise it can be called one of the best biographical films of Bollywood.

7 ) M. S Dhoni : The Untold Story.

This film is about India’s most successful cricketer and captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The film tells the story of his personal as well as on field life. The film featured Sushant Singh Rajpur as Dhoni. 

6 ) Neerja.

Critically acclaimed, Neerja tells the story of flight’s head purser, Neerja Bhanot who died saving the passengers of a hijacked plane. The film features Sonam Kapoor in lead role.

5 ) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is based on Indian national champion runner Milkh Singh, also known as The Flying Sikh. The film features Farhan Akhtar in main role and was appreciated for his performance.

4 ) Sachin : A billion dreams..

Cricket is a religion in india, and when the movie about cricket’s God, Sahin Tendulkar was announced everyone was excited for it. The film is not exactly a commercial featured film but a documentary drama biographical film that features Sachin Tendulkar himself telling his experiences. The movie features his home videos as well. 

3 ) Paan Singh Tomar.

Paan Singh Tomar is based on an Indian athlete and soldier of same name as title of the film. The film features Irrfan Khan. The movie is one of the best biographical films of Bollywood and it was a commercial as well as critical success. The film won 2 National Film Awards.

2 ) Shahid.

Shahid is the movie which gave India it’s one of the best actors today, Rajkummar Rao. The film is based on the lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi. The film was shown at different International Film Festivals and got National award as well.

1 ) The Legend Of Bhagat Singh.

Bhagat Singh is one subject that many directors have tried to make a film on. Some worked great while some did decent. Based on the life of Bhagat Singh who fought for India’s independence.The film didn’t do very well at the box office but received positive reviews and 2 National awards as well as 3 Filmfare awards.