In the realm of cinema, actors often delve into real-life narratives to bring compelling stories to the screen. Let’s explore the captivating performances of actors who seamlessly embodied characters inspired by actual individuals. There are stories that are often inspired or are biographical in nature of real life incidents and heroes and others take a leaf out of someone’s life or an incident to be made into cinematic masterpieces. This year from a heart wrenching story of a mother to a paraplegic sportsperson, here’s a list of actors who essayed characters based on real life heroes / people.
Saiyami Kher – Ghoomer:
Saiyami’s portrayal of a paraplegic cricketer in “Ghoomer” not only showcased her acting prowess but also paid homage to real-life paraplegic sportspeople. The story of Anina in the film was based of a real life paraplegic sportsperson, Karoli Takacs, a Hungarian one armed shooter who created history by winning two Olympic medals. His story formed the inspiration for the film
Kritika Kamra – Bambai Meri Jaan:
Kritika Kamra’s rendition of Habiba Qadri, based on Hussain Zaidi’s book, unfolded the tale of a female Don in 80s Mumbai. Kamra’s nuanced performance garnered praise from both critics and audiences, breathing life into the character and the intriguing world she inhabited. The character was roughly based on the life and real life female gangster, Haseena Parkar
Rani Mukerji – Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway:
Rani Mukerji’s powerhouse performance in “Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway” depicted the real-life struggle of Sagarika Chakraborty and her husband. The film shed light on the complexities of cultural differences and the challenges faced by the couple against the backdrop of the Norwegian Child Welfare Services.
Manoj Bajpayee – Sirf Ek Banda Kaafi Hai:
Manoj Bajpayee’s portrayal in “Sirf Ek Banda Kaafi Hai” drew inspiration from the renowned lawyer PC Solanki. The film delved into a gripping courtroom drama based on a true incident, where Bajpayee’s character fought against a religious leader accused of sexual assault, resulting in a riveting narrative.
Huma Qureshi – Tarla:
Huma Qureshi’s role in “Tarla” brought the real-life story of chef Tarla Dalal to the forefront. With authenticity and flair, Qureshi and Sharib Hashmi’s performances in the film were celebrated, capturing the essence of the culinary icon’s journey.
Ishaan Khatter – Pippa:
Ishaan Khatter’s portrayal of Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta in “Pippa” resonated as a journey of righteousness. Inspired by the former Indian soldier, the film portrayed Mehta’s story without external bravado, showcasing Khatter’s commitment to portraying the authenticity of the character.
Vicky Kaushal – Sam Bahadur:
Vicky Kaushal’s masterful depiction of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in “Sam Bahadur” showcased the actor’s dedication to embodying the military icon. The film paid tribute to Manekshaw’s contributions to the Indian Army, with Kaushal capturing the nuances of his body language and persona with finesse.
Karishma Tanna – Scoop:
Karishma Tanna’s award-winning performance in “Scoop” was inspired by real events and Jigna Vora’s memoir. The Netflix series delved into the life of journalist Jagruti Pathak, based on Vora’s experiences. Tanna’s portrayal skillfully navigated the complexities of the character, bringing the story to life on screen.