The year 2021 will get you hooked on some of the most awaited biopics of the pandemic time. Most of these movies couldn’t get a release date and some just did not start their shooting because of the pandemic. But the promise of delivering the movies will be fulfilled this year. Let’s take a look at the biopics which are to release this year.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer Kapil Dev’s is all set to set this year. The movie is directed by Ek Tha Tiger director Kabir Khan. After M.S Dhoni- the untold story, this movie is going to be a biopic made on a cricket legend. Kapil Dev was the first captain of the Indian cricket team to take the team towards a world cup victory. The movie will have Boman Irani as Farokh Engineer, Pankaj Tripathi as Indian Cricketer PR. Man Singh and Tahir Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar. All the cricket fans around the country are waiting for this biopic.
Tapsee Pannu will be seen in the role of Mithali Raj the only captain of the Indian women’s cricket team to pull the team to the Women’s world cup finals. The movie was announced in 2019 and was to release in 2020. Tapsee Pannu shared the picture of her training for the movie, the movie will hopefully release at the year-end. The biopic is directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Ajit Andhare.
The movie is a biographical sports film based on Syed Abdul Rahim, the architect of modern Indian football was the coach of the Indian national team. Amit Ravindernath Sharma directed, Ajay Devgun will be seen in the role of Syed Abdul Rahim. The movie is set in the Golden Era of Indian football ( 1952 -62). This was the era when the Indian football team becomes the best in Asia winning back to back. The movie is set to release on 15 October 2021.
Siddharth Malhotra starring Shershah is a biopic of the Kargil War pride Param Vir Chakra Awardee Captain Vikram Batra. He was the Commander of Delta Company in Operation Vijay and was successful in capturing Point 5140 which was the most crucial peak. He is called ‘Shershah’ for the valor he showed in the war and paved the way for India’s victory. The movie will have Kiara Advani in the role of Dimple Cheema fiancee of Captain Vikram Batra. The movie is directed by Vishnuvardhan. The biopic will be released on the death anniversary week of Captain Vikram Batra on 3 July 2021.
Vicky Kaushal will be seen in the role of revolutionary freedom Udham Singh the man who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer. Udham Singh went to London to take revenge for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. Udham Singh is also called “Shaheed -i- Azam” means the greatest martyr. The movie is directed by Soojit Sircar who called this biopic a dream project and produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.
Alia Bhatt will be seen as Gangubai Kathiawadi in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next movie based on Hussain Zaidi’s book’s chapter Mafia Queens of Mumbai. It is a biographical crime film based on Gangubai Kothewali who run a brothel house in Maharashtra in the 1960s. She was brought into prostitution at a very early age by her suitor after running away from Mumbai. Later she becomes one of the most influential pimps in the city.
She had connections in the underworld and was active in peddling drugs and ordering murders. She even might Jawaharlal Nehru the then Prime Minister of the country and discussed the problems of sex workers. The movie is directed produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and co-produced by Jayatilala Gada.