Are biopics a way to clean dirt?

Babu Moshai Zindagi Badi Honi chahiye lambi ni(babu Moshai life should not be long rather it should be big)

Biopics(biographical film), have unfolded so much in the 21st century, that these are the bare films that have the power of smashing the box office. These days biopics are illustrated in every form of literature and media. Biopics are the courage of Bollywood. Filmmakers consider making biopics to reach viewers’ hearts. In Hollywood too, biopics have a good clasp, yet so varied from Indian biopics. In Hollywood, when they make a biopic, they objectify and do not strive to be subjectively favorable to stabilize things out. Bollywood filmmakers should understand that if they are on the way of carving a biopic, then they should make it accurately and not give a one-sided view of the thing.

Ever since the evolution of biopic in Bollywood, it has become predictable, unimaginable, and overdramatic. Filmmakers live in steady suspicion of the censor board, the audience, verge groups with so much to worry about that they often fall short of depicting a real story or the basic idea behind “MAKING A BIOPIC”. Most often, to avoid the backlash from these aspects they project it as a story based on the life of individuals and not as a biopic.

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The latest, father of biopic was (SANJU). Sanju is a 2018 Indian biographical film directed by Rajkumar Hirani and written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi, which earned over 500 crores at the box office. Sanju was the movie that lent us a reason for calling it “ Bollywood’s prison rehabilitation program”.Biopic has served a way to enable Bollywood to whitewash their criminal past. This particular movie ends with the dialogue “People will say things, it’s their job to do so” making the general public seem as mere gossip mongers

In 2017, an Indian biopic was released Sachin: A Billion Dreams.

Sachin: A Billion Dreams is an Indian documentary sports film directed by James Erskine and produced by Ravi Bhagchandka and Shrikant Bhasi. The film is a documentary on the life of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar which earned only 76.86 crores at the box office. It was not so profitable biopic as it was meant to be, because in the whole movie, Even after Sachin’s incredible carrier in cricket, he was supposed to do “everything “ all by himself in his movie.

However, Even if we resist all these things, Bollywood has given surge to various successful biopics. Most of these biopics were inspirational and motivational, like some quotable examples being M.S. Dhoni-the untold story, Neerja, Bandit queen, Bhaag milkha Bhaag, Sarbjit.

Biopics neither strengthen anything to art nor teach us something, they are rather crowd-pleasing than showing true history. and that is why the whole discussion on biopics, manipulation of facts, and history to recover the damaged image. Biopics are not just made of movie actors, but of politicians, sportsmen, kings, and queens, and a change in facts is indeed rewriting history. If this is the beginning of such a change, then the day is not long where ‘Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped’ like George Orwell states in 1984

Contributed by Urvashi Kori Content writer at Mitti Ke Rang

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