Ah the mixture of Bollywood and sports! Could there be anything better? The masala of a Bollywood film and the thrill of the chosen sport come together to make a movie that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout. Be it a small town boy rising to stardom by winning match after match or the girl who became a sports star even after endless family obligations, Bollywood sports movies always hit the spot.
We’ve compiled a list of such must watch films that you cannot miss!
Beating the British at their own game is what this Oscar nominated movie is all about. A group of men from a small village oppressed by the British officers challenge them to a cricket match. When they finally win, you have tears in your eyes and pride in your heart. The film features Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh playing the village lovebirds. With cricket as the main and love as the sub plot, this movie checks all the boxes. Who would want to miss an India vs. England match anyway?
Chak De India (2007)
This tale of an underestimated women’s hockey team fighting it out to win the world cup will melt your heart and appreciate every woman in your life. Add the angle of a misunderstood former player, portrayed by Shah Rukh Khan, coaching the team and you have the perfect amalgamation of emotions, tension and inspiration. We can bet you will have tears in your eyes when they finally beat Australia and win the gold. Can anyone have dry eyes when SRK cries?
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Kai Po Che (2013)
Inspired by the book “3 Mistakes of my Life” by ChetanBhagat, this movie is an amalgamation of friendship, politics and cricket. The ups and downs in the lives of the three friends played by Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar Yadav and AmitSadh have given us major friendship goals. All the subplots revolve around cricket and the heart wrenching end makes this film a must watch. The music, by AmitTrivedi, still has us singing along.
This movie, although a lengthy one, is totally worth it. It is an inspirational biopic based on India’s Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh, brilliantly played by Farhan Akhtar. The movie recounts the gruelling life of Milkha Singh right from his childhood up to the legendary race that changed everything. The movie will move you and maybe even inspire you to start working on your fitness. Watch this one to see how hard work always pays. However, if you prefer to go for a movie outing, why not just book movie tickets online and get the best deals?
Touching upon every child’s dream to grow up to become a cricketer, Iqbal is a story of a young deaf and mute boy who does just that. Training under an alcoholic ex-cricketer, this young boy finally achieves his dream. The lead role is dazzlingly played by ShreyasTalpade who ended up getting a lot of critical acclaim for the performance. The movie is an inspiring and a moving one and it is cricket all the way!
Time for a binge movie watching session, perhaps?