Biopics to look forward to this year

Instagram: Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan
Instagram: Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan

In 2019, we saw many biopics on the big screen like Thackeray, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Gully Boy, PM Narendra Modi, Super 30, Saand Ki Aankh and more. Well, 2020 won’t be an exception and we will get to watch some of the most interesting biopics this year.

So, let’s look at the list of biopics to look forward to this year…


Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak starring Deepika Padukone is based on the life of acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. The film is all set to hit the screens on 10th January 2020 and the trailer of the movie has impressed one and all.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

Ajay Devgn will be getting the story of Tanaji Malusare on the big screen with his movie Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Tanaji was the military leader of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and he fought against the Mughals to acquire the Kondhana fort.

Gul Makai

We all have heard and read about the brave girl from Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai. Now, it’s time to witness her story on the big screen in Amjad Khan’s Gul Makai. The film marks the Bollywood debut of TV actress Reem Shaikh and it is slated to hit the screens on 31st January 2020.

Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl

One film of 2020 that we are super excited about is the biopic on Gunjan Saxena, the first female IAF pilot who entered the combat zone during the Kargil war in 1999. Janhvi Kapoor plays the role of Gunjan Saxena in the biopic and we have quite high expectations from the movie.

Shakuntala Devi

After playing a scientist in Mission Mangal last year, Vidya Balan will be seen as mathematician Shakuntala Devi on the big screen. The film also stars Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh, and it is slated to release on 8th May 2020.


Kangana Ranaut nails it in each and every character she plays on the big screen. Last year, we saw her in the biopic of Rani Laskhmibai and this year we will see her as the late politician Jayalalithaa on the big screen in a biopic titled Thalaivi.

Sardar Udham Singh


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Shhojit Sircar is all set to narrate the story of the revolutionary freedom fighter Udham Singh. The movie stars Vicky Kaushal in the lead role and it is slated to hit the screens on 2nd October 2020.


One of the most awaited films of 2020 is Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar starrer Prithviraj. The movie is based on the life of king Prithviraj Chauhan and it will surely be interesting to watch Akshay on the big screen as the great king.

While these biopics have a release date, there are other biopics as well that are announced but don’t have an official release date yet, like biopics on Indian cricketer Mithali Raj (Shabaash Mithu), Captain Vikram Batra (Shershaah) and others.