Real Life Meets Reel Life: The Most Awaited Biopics of 2017

Films are a beautiful way of expression and biopics have a special place in that sphere. Biopics tend to blend real life with reel life since it gives a different dimension to the way the world thinks. Interestingly, 2017 will see an array of amazing biopics coming out. Thus, we thought we will present you with a list of top biopics from Bollywood and Hollywood, so that you do not miss out on any of these amazing life stories.


1) Daddy

Release Date: Not known

Director: Ashim Ahluwali

Cast: Arjun Rampal

Daddy is a biopic scheduled to release in 2017 and is one of the most anticipated film of the year. It is a biography of a gangster turned politician – Arun Gawli. Though an accomplice of the D-company in the beginning, Gawli finally turns into an enemy of Dawood. Considering Arjun Rampal has successfully grabbed this amazing role for himself, it is going to be amazing at it. Rather, if sources are to be believed Gawli himself is watching the progress of the film. Now someone bless my soul!

 2) Padmavati

Release Date: 17 November, 2017

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Cast: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are portraying Rawal Ratan Singh, Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji respectively, in this biopic. Though there is no concrete evidence of the existence of a queen by the name of Padmavati, yet the story is fascinating. The plot of the film revolves around the love affair of Rani Padmavati and Raja Ratan Singh with Alauddin khilji as the villain. In addition to the story, the movie was amidst controversies because of moral policing gone wrong.

3) Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai

Release Date: 14th July, 2017

Director: Apoorva Lakhia

Cast: Shraddha Kapoor

While Shraddha Kapoor plays Haseena Appa a.k.a Haseena Parkar, it also features Siddhant Kapoor, brother of Shraddha Kapoor, as Dawood Ibrahim. Haseena Parkar was an unexplored underworld worker who stepped into the business once her husband, Ibrahim Parkar, was gunned down by the Arun Gawli’s gang. It is said that Haseena managed the D-company’s business in Mumbai. She took charge of Slum Development Authority. However, the lady has not been a public figure unlike her brother, so a movie on her might actually get some good viewing. Since Shraddha Kapoor has not won any critical acclaims for her acting recently, it is a good sign for her. Maybe this is the break she needs right now.

4) Manto

Release Date: Not known

Director: Nandita Das

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Saadat Hasan Manto was a celebrated short story writer and his poems were a reflection of the various crimes and social evils prevalent during those times. Like many people, Manto and his family migrated to Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan war. Manto’s verses were blunt and therefore highly criticised during his times. This particular film has a lot of potential to convey a strong message to the society.

5) Sachin: A Billion Dreams

Release Date: 26 May, 2017

Director: James Erskine

Cast: Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket is a religion and cricketers are Gods, in India. Thus, the name Sachin Tendulkar is such that it needs no introductions. The biopic would account the major and minor achievements of Sachin Tendulkar’s career. So far, four posters have been released and this movie would have a very huge fan base. Considering the fan base of the legend, a biopic on Sachin is sure to rock and roll!


1) All Eyez On Me

Release Date: 16 June, 2017

Director: Benny Boom

Cast: Demetrius Shipp Jr.

All Eyez On Me’ is a biopic of the famous rap artist, Tupac Shakur. Tupac Shakur led a very eventful life. The fandom of Shakur knew no bounds. Shakur’s childhood was filled with instances of protests and rebel shown by his own parents. His successive shot at fame and then involvement in a rebellious behaviour often landed him in prison. He was imprisoned for sexual assault and drug abuse. He formed a new group called Outlaw Immortalz. However, Tupac’s career and life culminated when he was gunned down.

2) The Current War

Release Date: Not decided

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rojon

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

The movie is an American biographical film on Thomas Edison. It is based on the great current war between ace scientist Thomas Alva Edison and American entrepreneur George Westinghouse. This film revolves around Edison’s mistakes with an underlying message for the people. The movie will focus on the rivalry between Edison and Westinghouse. Furthermore, it will also throw light on the accusation that Edison stole few designs of Nikola Tesla.

3) Marshall

Release Date: 13 October, 2017

Director: Reginald Hudlin

Cast: Chadwick Boseman

Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American Supreme Court judge in the United States. The movie will focus on the early stages of Marshall’s life and one of the first cases of his early career. The first case that Marshall fought and won was Murray vs Pearson where his client Murray who was denied admission in Maryland Law School because of its segregation policy.

4) The Lost City of Z

Release Date: 21 April, 2017

Director: James Gray

Cast: Charlie Hunman, Robert Pattinson

The Lost City of Z will tell the story of the explorer Percy Fawcett who believed in the existence of the city of Z. Percy Fawcett along with his son and a team explored the El Dorado in the jungles of Brazil. Mysteries lurking and men in the background always calls for a new excitement and thrill. However, Percy Fawcett and the team sadly did not make their way back. The lost city of Z still remains a mystery. 

5) Alexander McQueen: The Movie

Release date: Not decided

Cast: Jack O’Connell

Lee Alexander McQueen was a famous fashion designer. Grandeur in ramps, beautiful models and creativity were his synonyms. The sad part was that McQueen’s creativity strangled him to death as he committed suicide. Furthermore, McQueen saw an extreme rise in his career but what made him different was his sheer honesty towards his creativity. Consequently, a movie on this glam world will surely leave a mark on future designers.

Judging by the above list, this seems to be a heady year in the areas of biopic, and we are all excited.

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