For time immemorial, India’s obsession with Bollywood and Cricket counts to the edge of the fandom that the country has for the duo. Here, in this blog, we have shared a list of Bollywood movies that will surely remind you of all the good times that the sport has seen and the industry has glorified in a jazzy yet subtle way.
M.S. Dhoni: The untold story – The Biographical story formed around the life of the living cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni has inspired many young hearts whether cricket followers or not. With the lead played by Sushant Singh Rajput, the Bollywood heartthrob, the movie earned billions of hearts and dollars.
Lagaan– The Amir Khan blockbuster that was co-produced by Khan himself has a story that revolves around a small village whose inhabitants, burdened by high taxes, find themselves in unusual circumstances as an unjust and proud British officer challenges them to play cricket as a wager to avoid the taxes, to which the villagers accept the challenge and come out victorious.
Kai Po Che– Again a Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Kai Po Che gained its original script idea from author/ writer Chetan Bhagat’s ‘3 mistakes of my life’. Although the film’s flow hugely differs from the book, the film successfully made a huge remark on the religious politics and the innocent hearts with cricket dreams in them.
Azhar– Another biopic that is rather a true depiction of a cricketer’s challenging professional life and a messed up personal life is Azhar, the lead played by Bollywood’s famous Emran Hashmi received lot of appreciation from its fans.
Patiala House– Stardom, destiny and struggle are closely related terms when it comes to Cricket; one such story to put lights on the struggling lives of emerging cricketers is Patiala house with a fabulous character portrayal of the lead Kaali/ Gattu by Akshay Kumar won a billion hearts not just in India but also in the west.
Sachin: A billion dreams– A docu-drama that got critical acclaims and made a special place in the hearts of a billion Indians was simply a documentary made in reflection to the living cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s life with a purpose to instill motivation and hopes in people.
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