5 Best Biopic Movies from Bollywood 2016

Abhay Mishra Jul 11, 5:41 am 0
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2016 is a year of biopics. It will be a noteworthy and exciting year for movie lovers as some wonderful movies are going to get released. After the success of some major biographical movies like Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Pan Singh Tomar, it has become a new trend in Bollywood of adapting the movies based on real life incidents of the people. The filmmakers are motivated to dig out more and make films about real life events which deserve to be narrated.

The biopic works like a charisma on box office collection and creates strong buzz. These movies are really worth watching and worthy to spend money and time. Sports personalities have been always favourite choices for biopics, but now the film directors are encouraged to make movies with known stories from the incidents of ordinary people. Here are the 5 best biopic movies of 2016.


Neerja is a biographical thriller movie based on real life incident of Neerja Bhanot. She was a head flight attendant of Pan AM flight 73 travelling from Mumbai to New York via Karachi, Pakistan. The flight got hijacked by Libyan terrorists on 5th September 1986 in Karachi. The movie revolves around the Neerja Bhanot who, disillusioned the terrorist for 17 hours and saved the lives of almost all the passengers on board by her wit and presence of mind. She gave her own life to save the lives of 3 children on board. The movie is directed by Ram Madhvani and Sonam Kapoor plays the titular role. The movie was released on 19th February, 2016.

Azhar – The movie:

Azhar is a biographical sports movie based on the life of an Indian cricketer and former captain Mohammad Azharuddin. He was one of the best captains and cricketers of 90s. It is one of the most anticipated movies due to the glamorous and controversial life of the cricketer. He was in the news for all the wrong reasons, due to match fixing, multiple marriages and affairs. He was banned for lifetime from cricket after his 99th test due the part of match-fixing scandal. The movie is directed by the debutante director Tony Dsouza and written by Rajat Arora. Emran Hashmi plays the lead role of Azhar. This movie was released on 13th May, 2016.


The Sarbjit is an Indian Biographical movie based on the life of a farmer Sarbjit who unknowingly crosses the border and was convicted as an Indian spy Manjit Singh by the Pakistan army. This movie totally revolves around on his sister Daljit Kaur, who fights with the Pakistan Government for around 23 years to release Sarbjit. The movie is hands-down one of the best biopic movies of 2016. Randeep Hooda plays the titular role of Sarbjit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan playing the role of Sarbjit’s sister Daljit Kaur. This movie was released on 20th May, 2016.


Dangal is the movie based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who wants to make his both daughters wrestlers. The film will showcase the journey of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who belongs from a conservative village of Haryana. This movie is all about how he teaches wrestling to his daughters. Both his daughters won the medals in commonwealth games 2010 held in Delhi. In the movie Amir Khan will play the role of Mahavir Singh and the movie is likely to be released on 23th December, 2016.

M.S Dhoni – The untold story:

The movie M.S Dhoni – The untold story is a biopic based on the life of most famous and current Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The movie will showcase the journey of M.S Dhoni from a normal ticket checker to most celebrated and successful captain who holds the record of the highest winning percentage in the minimum format match. Many are already considering it  the best among the best biopic movies of 2016. Sushant Singh Rajput is playing the lead role and the movie is directed by Neeraj Pandey. The Release date of the movie is 2nd September, 2016.


These are the 5 best biopic movies of the year 2016. It is advisable to watch these movies you will learn some of the exciting facts of the well-known celebrities of India.

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