Bollywood’s newfound obsession with biopics is very evident and with the success of films like Neerja and Airlift we too feel that real life stories are really working well with the audience. However one very interesting thing about the year 2016 is that it seems flooded with sports biopics. Here’s a look at all the sports biopics out this year.
1. Dangal – The film stars Aamir Khan portraying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat was India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg). The movie portrays the emotional journey and the equations between the family
2. Dhoni – The Untold Story: This is probably one of the most awaited biopic of this year, based on the captain cool of the Indian Cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Actor Sushant Singh Rajput will be playing Dhoni on screen.
3. Biopic on Murlikant Petkar : Sushant Singh Rajput features in another biopic, on Paralympic gold medallist Murlikant Petkar, who won gold at the Commonwealth Games in 1970 and Paralympics in Germany in 1972. the army man-turned-sportsman Petkar, won a gold at the Commonwealth Games in 1970 and the Paralympics in Germany in 1972. He also set a world record in the 50m freestyle swimming and, at the same games, participated in javelin, precision javelin throw and slalom.
4. Azhar : The film is based on the life of former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin who led the Indian cricket team for most of the 1990s played by Emraan Hashmi on screen and is being helmed by director Anthony D'Souza. The film that has Prachi Desai playing the cricketer’s wife and Nargis Fakhri as Sangeeta Bijlani.
5. Dhyanchand : Karan Johar who declared that he is making a biopic on Indian hockey legend Dhyan Chand last October 2014 but nothing was announced post that. The hockey player was a three-time Olympic gold medal winner and was widely popular as ‘The Wizard’ due to his control on the ball.
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