Neetu Kumar, New Delhi, Nov 14: No parents can enjoy a biopic on a sport star without their kids. “In fact parents ensure that they take along their kids to these films for inspiration and therefore these films do good business as thse films are watched by the families, “ says film critic Uday Tara Nayar, who is the official biographer of Dilip Kumar’s biography Shadows and Substance.
After the success of Lagaan and Chak De everything changed in Bollywood. Life of a sportsman is material for good cinema and it makes a sound buisness proposition was sensed by Bollywood. This was a goldmine and therefore ther was no looking back for the gold diggers.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag made news in Bollywood and woke up Bollywood that it can again be a winning formula. Methodical and serious actors like Farhan Akhtar, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra took the bait enthusiastically.
Biopics, especially sports biopics have become the flavour of the season. Sports personalities have become a huge source of inspiration for filmmakers who are game to make films based on them.
While the story of Mary Kom's grit and determination, sweat and toil was amusing her Inaian fans, her laurels an feats were winning hearts across the world. This was beautifully picturised by Priyanka Chopra for reel. So touched was the real Mary Kom by the reel Mary Kom that she literally burst into tears on public platform and this went straight into the hearts of Mary Kom's as well as Priyanka Chopra's fans and this was a winning formula on-screen.
Chak De! India made big news as hockey is our National game and women’s hockey was given pride of place in this film. Shah Rukh Khan did fit into the role of the coach very well. And believe it or not, slowly but steadily the popularity of the gam is increasing by each passing day. Games with arch rival Pakistan are the most watched ones and see the stadiums full.
Mohammad Azharuddin, the tainted cricketer did live up to his lavish style of life in the cricketing world and finally banned for his role in match fixing charges and does not deserve a biopic, but a biopic on his life indeed was made with Imran Hashmi getting into the skin of the character in Azhar.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is considered a hero in India after his two world cup wins and the film M S Dhoni, th untold story,as expected swept the box office. Mahi, as he is fondly called, has a hug fan following and is one of the most poular cricketers of India. His lif has all the material which go into making a legend.
Dangal, mage on th life of Mahavir Singh Phogat broke all records. This film did wonders on box office not just in India, but across the world and specially in China. Today thius movie has the distinction of being the biggest grosser of Bollywood.
'Paan Singh Tomar,' a story about the famous track and field athlete who was forced to become a dacoit and take on the flawed system. It was critically accclaimed and did decent business, paving the way for films in the genre.