For movie-lovers, biopics hold a special place as they relate to an era gone by that had eclectic people ruling roost. In the past, several biopics were made and they were predominantly on men. With heroine-centric movies becoming the order of the day, biopics on women is on the rise. The classic example is Padmaavat, lead by Deepika Padukone recently. Though it had its share of controversies, it still made an impact.
Kollywood is not far behind in this. The success of biopic on actress Savithri (Mahanati) opened plenty of options. The first-look poster of Nithya Menen as former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and veteran actress J Jayalalithaa won rave reviews. Remember Vidya Balan stole the show playing Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture? Here is a quick look at heroines who are part of biopics featuring powerful women.