7 Must Watch Biopics Of All Time…
1.) Gandhi (1982)
Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi is not a film based on the life of an Indian leader who is also known as “The Father of Nation” in India, but the portrayal of his journey towards gaining equal rights for Indians in South Africa and also the independence of India from the British rule through his non-violent protests. Everything, including the script, the star-cast, music and even the cinematography is brilliant, no wonder it has won 8 Oscars.
2.) The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006)
A film based on the life of Chris Gardner, an American salesman who spends a year-long being complete homeless and struggling to bring up his son. This is the second biopic in Will Smith’s film career, his portrayal of Gardner is incredibly great. The film earned him an Oscar nomination for the “Best Actor.”
3.) Bandit Queen (1994)
Based on the life of a famous Indian bandit queen, Phoolan Devi’, this film has earned several awards including the National Award. It depicts the picture of some serious issues like sexual harassment by men of the upper class, child marriage and the orthodox society. Seema Biswas has pulled off the role and directed by ShekharKapur, the film has made in the minds of the audience, though there were a few controversies regarding its content.
4.) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Farhan Akhtar’s portrayal of an Indian Olympic winner and a national champion runner, Milkha Singh, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a must watch! Along with sports, there is also a whole package of victory and defeats, challenges and patriotism. It also gives you the glimpse of Indian History including the partition.
5.) Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)
Apart from the Hindi cinema, some biopics in other Indian languages are also noteworthy. Harishchandrachi Factory is one such film. It shows the origin of Indian Cinema, depicting the struggle that DadasahebPhalke had to go through with the first ever movie in the Indian cinema, called ‘Raja Harishchandra’. This Marathi film has exceptionally showed the struggle and efforts that were taken in producing in film during those days when modern technology was lacking.