The Real Heroes
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Bollywood praises the heroes, always. There is nothing unusual about it. But only when biopics are being made, we see the real heroes emerge, who often go unnoticed because they are ordinary humans like you and me. While many of us have got fascinated by the moves of the heroes we see in films, it’s time to take a backseat and cheer for the real heroes who became extraordinary while being their ordinary self.

 

1. Poorna

This is the story of Malavath Purna, the youngest girl to have reached the summit of Everest. What is exceptionally unbelievable about her story is that she is a poor Adivasi girl who fought all odds to achieve her dream. They say you are never too small to achieve your dreams, with Poorna’s story we truly believe in this statement.

 

 

2. Manjhi - The Mountain Man

This is one biopic that I personally love because it’s all about real love. Based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, this movie is about a man’s rage who crushed the mountain to make a road for his village people, after his wife passes away unable to cross it. Watch this film, if you haven’t yet.

 

 

3. Mary Kom

This Olympic boxer has not only made India proud but the whole womanhood universally. This biopic on Mary Kom shows us the struggle she had to endure after becoming a mother to achieve her dreams, and make her country proud again.

 

 

4. Bandit Queen

Society has never been fair to women in history. Phoolan Devi was one such woman until she chose to rewrite her own history and that of her rapists. Bandit Queen is Phoolan Devi’s journey from being a rape victim to becoming a gang leader, to later becoming the Member of Parliament.

 

 

5. Shahid

This film is based on the life of a human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was assassinated in 2010 in Mumbai. What’s unusual about Shahid Azmi is that he defended those who were accused of terrorism, studied in jail and went on to become a reputed criminal defence lawyer.

 

 

6. Neerja

This biopic on Neerja Bhanot gave us goosebumps. Her bravery and instincts saved 359 passengers of the 379 passengers along with the crew on board when the Pan Am Flight 73 was hijacked in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

 

The latest to join this list is Phullu. An unofficial biopic loosely based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, an ordinary man who learnt to create pads after understanding the challenges the women in his village faced during menstruation.

Catch Phullu and his adventures in theaters near you on 16th June 2017.

In the meanwhile, you can watch the trailer of the film below.

 

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