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Sports Biopic(s): Hindi cinema's latest fad!



October 31, 2014 12:53:30 PM IST
By Abid, Glamsham Editorial
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The 60s and 70s were dominated by musical romantics, predominantly shot in J & K and to an extent, Shimla. The 80s saw the emergence of action via the angry young man, as also the lost and found formula (along with ‘parallel' cinema), while the 90s witnessed NRI romance along with up market family dramas full of traditions and marriage rituals.

BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG and MARY KOM
BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG and MARY KOM

The next decade or two witnessed the continuation of the NRI romance along with cheeky comedies, and then came the Gen X movies with in-your-face bindass drama, love stories, interwoven with social media as an important ingredient etc. etc.

Doston, yeh hai hamara pyara Bollywood! One cannot help but mention every filmmaker worth his/her salt tried their hands in the above mentioned genres.

Cut to the present. The super success of sports biopic like BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG and MARY KOM has once again resulted in a rat race. A leading corporate house is engrossed in a project based on the life of a controversial Indian cricket team captain. Not to be left behind, a media savvy actress (more famous for her off screen laurels!) has announced another sports biopic.

Well, to cut a long story short, the fact is that both BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG and MARY KOM were good films, backed by award worthy performances of the main protagonists, and not to forget good scripts. We will close the story with what the 'on screen'(s) MARY KOM, National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra says, ‘Making a biopic is no child's play'!


 

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