Leading biographical ventures of Bollywood
With historical and awe inspiring figures influencing celluloid and its relevant creativity, the film domain of Bollywood has plenty such options to offer. While most were well received and made way for rave reviews, a few of them might not have made the expected cut.
1. Dirty Picture
The movie giving way to much ripple revolves around Silk Smita- one of the controversially popular actors. Though the late actress’s relatives aren’t too pleased, the autobiographical journey with all its hue and cries has made way for positive critical as well as commercial response
2. Rang Rasiya
The directorial venture of Ketan Mehta focuses on the life and times of a famous painter by the name of Raja Ravi Verma- belonging to the 19th century. Portraying Randeep Huda in the stellar role, the film brings to fore his ties with Sugandha- a source of his inspiration. Replete with sensuality and bold shows, the film had its share of hullabaloo as well.
The movie with its bold divergence was daring enough to portray Gandhi- the great Mahatma in a different role- seeking to enlighten viewers on another unknown aspect of Gandhi’s character- his equation and points of difference with Harilal Gandhi- Mahatma Gandhi’s son. The autobiographical venture stands out by way of its bold portrayal.
4. Jodha Akbar
Despite being lauded phenomenally by critics and film going audience, the scintillating depiction of the romance between King Akbar & the gorgeously beautiful princess- Jodhabai; couldn’t gain grounds amongst the chronologically accurate historians and conservatives of the chivalrous clan- the Rajputs. The film capitalizing on the alluring chemistry of Aishwarya & Hrithik Roshan; was supposed to have been historically incorrect and factually divergent. At least, such a claim was made by the historians. Irrespective of claims and counterclaims, the historical recreation replete with fascinating doses of music stands out as one of the classically made ventures.
5. Legend of Bhagat Singh
Tracing the life and times of the renowned freedom fighter by the same name, the autobiographical extravaganza takes you through the journey of Bhagat Singh, his dedication towards the cause of freedom and above all his struggling ways with the British rulers. Portraying Ajay Devgaon, in addition to Sushant Singh in the star cast, the film couldn’t make much commercial headway. Despite failing to notch up commercial profit, the film was well received by critics and connoisseurs.