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Liked Main Atal Hoon? Here are 5 other biographical films to watch online ahead of its OTT release

Main Atal Hoon reinvigorated 2024 with its poignant take on the life of the former Prime Minister of India. Before its debut on OTT, watch these 5 unmissable biopics that are equally raw & stirring.

Liked Main Atal Hoon? Here are 5 other biographical films to watch online ahead of its OTT release
Main ATAL Hoon

Last Updated: 02.36 PM, Mar 13, 2024


Main Atal Hoon, starring Pankaj Tripathi as the eponymous erstwhile Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, released in theatres on January 19, 2024. The stirring yet amusing biopic is now ready to stream on OTT. But before its debut on Zee5 on March 14, watch these five binge-worthy biographical dramas on OTT.


Sardar Udham (Prime Video)

The biographical thriller follows Vicky Kaushal as Sardar Udham Singh, the Shaheed-E-Azam of India. The film follows the adventures of the eponymous freedom fighter who sneaks into London to assassinate the tyrannous Michael O’Dwyer, the Lieutenant General of Punjab, to avenge the brutal massacre at Jallianwala Bagh in 1919. A taut historical drama, the film was directed by Shoojit Sircar and features his filmmaking nuances.

Gangubai Kathiawadi (Netflix)

Based on Hussain Zaidi’s Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Gangubai Kathiawadi documents the rise of the simple, sheltered Ganga to the position of the red-light queen of Kamathipura and a passionate advocate for the rights of sex workers. Starring the talented likes of Alia Bhatt, Jim Sarbh, Ajay Devgn, and Shantanu Maheshwari among others, the film bears the cinematic signature of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his epic filmmaking.

12th Fail (Disney+)

The film follows Vikrant Massey as Manoj Kumar Sharma, a rustic, innocent boy from Chambal who worked ceaselessly and diligently to crack one of the most difficult exams in the country and become an IPS officer. An emblem of hard work, honesty, and dedication, the film is highly inspirational and requires tissues to contain the stubborn tears of joy during the climax.

Kaun Pravin Tambe?

The sports biopic follows the tale of cricketer Pravin Tambe, who made his major league debut at the age of 41, without any prior international experience under his belt. From dreaming to play for the Ranji Trophy, to playing in the Indian Premier League in 2013, the film is a nod towards those relentless dreamers who never give up. And it is that diligence that forces even the Universe to accept its goals. Flawlessly portrayed by Shreyas Talpade, Pravin Tambe’s biopic is a beacon of hope for every struggling soul.

Manto (Jio Cinema)

Directed and written by Nandita Das, Manto narrates the tale of the prominent and controversial Urdu writer, Saadat Hasan Manto. The film explores the obscenity allegations faced by Manto, his painful migration from India to Lahore, and his diasporic longing for India and Bombay till his last days. The film skillfully interweaves five of his most hard-hitting stories throughout the narrative, climaxing with Toba Tek Singh. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Dugal, and Tahir Raj Bhasin in leading roles, the film is a must-watch for all.

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