Author: JE Entertainment Desk
Wed, 26 Jul 2023 06:06 PM (IST)
Bollywood has a long-standing fascination with capturing the thrilling world of sports in cinema. These movies entertain while also igniting the audience’s passion for sports and inspiring them with inspirational stories of triumph over obstacles and stories of perseverance and teamwork. Let’s take a look at such Bollywood movies that recognize the unwavering human spirit and the competitive spirit of sports while also celebrating the essence of Bollywood.
Chak De! India (2007)
‘Chak De! India’ is a sports drama that tells the inspiring story of Kabir Khan, a former hockey player who becomes the coach of the Indian women’s hockey team. The film beautifully captures the journey of the team, showcasing their struggles and ultimate triumph at the World Cup. Shah Rukh Khan’s portrayal of Kabir Khan won hearts and left a lasting impact on the audience.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is a biographical sports drama based on the life of legendary athlete Milkha Singh, popularly known as the Flying Sikh. Farhan Akhtar’s impeccable performance as Milkha Singh and the film’s portrayal of his struggles and perseverance on the track earned critical acclaim and numerous accolades.
‘Lagaan’ is a timeless sports drama set in the British colonial era. Helmed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film follows the journey of Bhuvan, portrayed by Aamir Khan, who leads a group of villagers in a cricket match against the British to challenge unfair taxes. The film’s blend of cricket, patriotism, and camaraderie resonated with audiences worldwide.
‘Sultan’ is a remarkable sports drama centered around the world of wrestling. Salman Khan plays the role of Sultan Ali Khan, a wrestler who rediscovers his passion for the sport and embarks on a remarkable comeback journey. The film’s emotional depth and powerful performances struck a chord with viewers.
‘Dangal’ is a biographical sports drama based on the lives of wrestling coach Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat, who go on to achieve remarkable success in the sport. Aamir Khan’s portrayal of Mahavir Singh Phogat and the film’s celebration of women’s empowerment garnered widespread acclaim.
Mary Kom (2014)
‘Mary Kom’ is a biographical sports drama based on the life of legendary Indian boxer Mary Kom. Priyanka Chopra’s stellar performance as Mary Kom received high praise, and the film’s portrayal of her journey to become a world champion left a lasting impact on the audience.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017)
‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ is a biographical documentary-drama that chronicles the life and career of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The film offers a captivating glimpse into the cricket icon’s personal and professional journey.
Bollywood has given us a great collection of sports movies that not only amuse and inspire millions of people, but also instill a passion of sports in their hearts. These movies honor the unwavering spirit of sportsmen and their never-ending pursuit of greatness in a variety of sports, including cricket, hockey, wrestling, and athletics. We are reminded of the strength of determination, partnership, and the human spirit as we watch these stories come to life both on and off the field.