There is a huge trend for a Bollywood movies about sports and some of the movies are a great success in commercially. 2016 is a great year for the sport-themed movie all the sport-themed movie are commercially successful and some of them create blockbuster hit.M.S Dhoni – The Untold Story, Azhar, Freaky Ali, Saala Khadoos Sultan, and Dangal are some great movies of 2016. In this article, we have listed out the top Bollywood movies about sports which every movie fan should watch.
1. Lagaan (2001)
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) is one of a unique kind of a sport based movie which comes from the excellent director by Ashutosh Gowariker.
Actor Aamir Khan got a lot of faith in this Bollywood movie about sports so he also did lead role and produce the movie too.
The storyline of the movie goes on in British ruling day of India set of small villages challenge British to play a cricket match. Those of villages won the match there is no tax to pay for British ruler. If they fail they have to pay triple of the taxes.
The storyline of the movie flows very smoothly and this create a great change in Bollywood sport themed movies.
2. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) the movie is based on real-life story of Milkha Singh who also known as Flying Sikh. The movie is about on his difficult life journey to achieve National Championship and Olympic as a runner.
The story of the movie is so inspirational and teach us few good lesson to our life.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starring Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, and Divya Dutta.
The performance of Farhan Akhtar really great in this movie and he also received several awards for his great performance in this movie.
3. Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012)
Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2013) is another cricket themed movie written and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar. Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, and Ritwik Sahore performed lead roles in this movie.
The story follows the young boy who dreams to get enter into national level cricket. His father supports him with lots of obstacles but the stealing of Ferrari owned by living cricket legend create the twist of the movie. The movie also contains great humor and this movie also can consider as a great Bollywood comedy movie also.
4. Apne (2007)
Apne (2007)the movie themed on boxing and the movie is so famous because of the real father and two sons are joining in hand to make the movie. The movie features Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, and Bobby Deol.
The movie considers a big hit and Apne got great prism of professional boxing and how emotions attached with it.
Boxing has had a hard time finding an audience in India but even if you are not a real fan of Boxing you will enjoy this movie.
5. Goal (2007)
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007) Story embarks on the Indian and Pakistani community who currently setting in UK step into football. The movie is more about the passion of the football.
The film directed Vivek Agnihotri and stars John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Bipasha Basu and Boman Irani.
There is very few Bollywood movies about sports consider on other sports theme like football, Boxing etc. But the movie also proves the inspiration of the football-based movie.
6. Iqbal (2005)
Iqbal (2005) is a cricket-based movie which directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. The movie story is about how a young boy in the rural village come on the journey to get select into Indian national cricket team.
If we consider on bollywood movies about sports broadly, Cricket is the primary sport which also connects every Indian. So the movie could also emphasize how young men are devoted for this sport to make their life to success.
It’s one of the great inspirational movies if you are really cricket fan.
7. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992)
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992)can’t forget in the best movies of Aamir Khan because of its unique feeling. The movie was directed by Mansoor Khan and stars by Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Mamik Singh and Deepak Tijori.
The concept of the movie is solely based on the annual bicycle race of the inter-college championship.
Even the movie contain a great love story in it by having several great love songs. The feeling of the sport in the climax create the movie top of the sport based movies in the Hindi language.
8. Chakde! India (2007)
Chak De India (2007) is one of the one of a unique kind of a sport-themed inspirational movie. In this movie the sport which themed by Indian Women Hockey.
The movie was directed by Shimit Amin under the production of Yash Raj Films.
The story embarks that a Kabir Khan ( Shah Rukh Khan) become the coach of Indian National Woman Hockey team and they are on their journey to become world champion.
The Chak De India Containing superb performances by Shah Rukh Khan and the movie received lots of awards and recognition.
9. Mary Kom (2014)
Mary Kom (2014) is another great sport-themed movie which inspires by the real story of Mary Kom.
From the great mind of director Omung Kumar, we got his 2014 movie flick, Mary Kom, Starring Priyanka Chopra, Darshan Kumar Sunil Thapa.
The movie is about how the ultimate talented Indian boxer Mary Kom went through all hardship of her life to become a great sports icon of Indian woman boxing.
Even Though the Mary Kom is little bit stereotype for commercial purposes, it contains high inspirational and artistic value too.
10. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
The Paan Singh Tomar (2012) is about an athlete who works under Indian army got great talent on running. He also won several national level championships and proudly represent India for Asian game on 1958.
Unfortunately, his real life incident impacts himself to become a great heist in India. The movie is also based on true story.
A highly talented actor Irrfan Khan performed the lead role in the movie which directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Apart from Irrfan Khan, Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui did several supporting roles in this movie.