Sushant Singh Rajput's MS Dhoni: The Untold Story directed by Neeraj Pandey was recently cleared by the censor board with zero cuts and a 'U - Universal' certificate.
The censored runtime of the biopic is 185 minutes - 3 hours, 5 minutes. However, sources have revealed that the film may run for a shorter duration as the team is still working on the final cut for the theatrical release.
With a runtime of over three hours, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story looks set to become the longest film of the year.
Close on the heels of the runtime of the biopic is Salman Khan's Sultan, with a runtime of 168 minutes - 2 hours, 48 minutes.
Here's a look at the runtime of a few major Bollywood grossers:
- Sultan: 2 hours, 48 minutes
- Happy New Year: 2 hours, 59 minutes
- Bajrangi Bhaijaan: 2 hours, 43 minutes
- Dhoom 3: 2 hours, 50 minutes
- 3 Idiots: 2 hours, 51 minutes
- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: 3 hours, 9 minutes
The biopic, directed by Neeraj Pandey, chronicles the lesser-known aspects of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's life.
The theatrical trailer and songs have won over viewers. The film is set to hit the screens on 30 September 2016.