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Covid-19 resurgence: Bollywood biopics that await theatrical release

Apr 13, 2021 18:23 IST | By Editorji News Desk

From Kangana Ranaut's 'Thalaivi' to Alia Bhatt-starrer 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' to R Madhavan's 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect', here are few biopics that we can't wait to watch on the big screen. 

Kabir Khan's directorial '83', is a film based on former Indian captain Kapil Dev's life and will chronicle India's historic World Cup win in 1983. The film stars Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone in the role of Kapil & Romi Dev in the film. 

Starring Kangana Ranaut in the lead, 'Thalaivi' is the biopic of late actress-turned-politician J Jayalalithaa. Directed by A. L. Vijay the film also features Bhagyashree. The film that was earlier scheduled to release on April 23 has now been postponed due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

'Gangubai Kathiawadi'
Helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' is an adaptation of one of the chapters of Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai. The film will see Alia essaying the role of Gangubai, one of the most powerful, loved and respected madams from Kamathipura in the 60s.

'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect'

R Madhavan's directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation who was caught in a spy scandal. Starring R Madhavan in the lead the film will also feature Shah Rukh Khan in the role of a journalist

Based on the life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, SamBahadur stars Vicky Kaushal in the lead. Helmed by Meghna Gulzar the film will highlight the most crucial, iconic and relevant incidents of Manekshaw's life that will give an insight into the soldier, the man, and the Field Marshal that Manekshaw was.