Without a doubt, cricket is the most famous sport in the South Asian region. The lifestyle of India is attached with this great sport.There are so many cricket movies made throughout of the several decades of Bollywood cinema. Some of them made a huge success in commercially and some movies are critically acclaimed. I have the plan to list out some great Indian movies which the themed is based on this famous spot.
Hattrick was a great cricket movies directed by Milan Luthria. The plot is about when every Indian passionates about cricket strange town people don’t like it and they hate it influence in their life. The story is about how they gradually feeling love it.
The leading role of the movie performed by several highly talented set of actors Paresh Rawal, Kunal Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Danny Denzongpa and Rimi Sen.
2. Victory (2009)
Victory is a cricket movies flick which starring Harman Baweja, Amrita Rao, and Anupam Kher.
The movie is a struggling young cricketer who wants to achieve the top of cricket arena.
Unfortunately, the movie is not commercially successful as expected. There are lots of professional cricketers perform cameo appearance for this movie.
Allan Border, Dilhara Fernando, Sanath Jayasuriya, Suresh Raina,farveez Maharoof, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Muttiah Muralitharan, Yusuf Pathan and so many professional cricketers did a cameo appearance in this movie.
3. Dil Bole Hadippa! (2009)
Dil Bole Hadippa! is another fictional cricket movies which based on cricket. The movie directed by Anurag Singh and stars by Shahid Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, and Anupam Kher.
In a traditional village in India, a woman doesn’t allow to play cricket. So a girl put a beard and appear to become a man to play cricket.
There’s you boy who achieved as a captain of England county cricket help her to achieve her goals to get success in her cricket journey.
4. Patiala House (2011)
Patiala House is a sports movie which directed by Nikhil Advani which under the production of Bhushan Kumar and Twinkle Khanna. The lead role of Patiala House performed Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, and Rishi Kapoor.
The movie is about a young man who lives under his father’s roof. Even Though he like to join England cricket team his father don’t allow him to join. One Day a girl come into his life and encourage him to become a cricketer.
Most of the location shoot on based in London and the movie is one of the fictional cricket movies inspirational.
5. Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii (2007)
Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii is a fictional sport based comedy movie which directed by Kittu Saluja.
The movie is about a thirteen-year-old boy who lives in an orphanage and he got a dream to become a great cricketer like Kapil Dev.
The plot is about the journey of following this kids dream and one kind man also help to achieve his dream to become successful.
The main role of Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii is performed by award-winning actor Rahul Bose.
6. Iqbal (2005)
The movie is about coming of age movie which teamed by cricket. The movie stars by Naseeruddin Shah and several newcomers such as Shreyas Talpade, Girish Karnad, and Yatin Karyekar. Compare to the budget the movie is super hit.
Iqbal 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. It’s one of the great inspirational cricket movies if you are really cricket fan.
7. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
This movie is purely based on the essence of the cricket and the theme of the movie is goes on the British ruling time.
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.
Like cricket matches the director Ashutosh Gowariker successfully able to create suspense and uncertainty of the cricket during the entire match.
Even Though the cricket movies is little bit stereotype for commercial purposes, it contains high artistic value too.
8. Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012)
Ferrari Ki Sawaari is an entertaining movie which also got a great story of how young boys are passionate on to get the top of Indian cricket.
As a sport based comedy, the film works well; it also features great performances of Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani.
The movie also emphasizes us how hard for a young boy who got talent to get the correct path of to become a professional cricketer. How their fathers struggle to fulfill their children wish.
9. Stumped (2003)
The movie is based on the story of how Indian middle-class emotional relationship with cricket.
The movie also emphasizes the common interest of all ages for cricket and their feeling associated with this sport.
The movie was directed by Gaurav Pandey and stars by Raveena Tandon and Alyy Khan. Salman Khan also performs some interesting cameo appearance in this movie too.
10. All Rounder (1984)
All Rounder is a retro movie which focused Indian cricket. The movie was directed and produced by veteran director Mohan Kumar and stars Kumar Gaurav, Rati Agnihotri, and Vinod Mehra.
The story flows on two brothers Ajay and Birju. Ajay passionate about cricket and his brother supports him unconditionally.
While Ajay on fame and stardom he got enemy named Vikram. Ajay got a friend with Vikram and he forced to drink Ajay so he unable to perform well. This lead quarrel between two brothers.
Even Though the movie is 30 years old it proves how Indians are much connected to this sport.
11. Jannat (2008)
Jannat is also a sport based movie which also focuses on the negative side of Indian cricket. Director Kunal Deshmukh tries to focus on the match-fixing in cricket.
Young men who follow a dream to get quick rich through match fixing is based on the plot of the movie.
The movie also emphasizes how these match fixing affected on Indian community. The movie was starred by Emraan Hashmi and Sonal Chauhan and Jannat is also a great commercial successful movie.
Most of the sport related movie show only the good side of the sport and this movie shows the dark side of it.
12. Say Salaam India (2007)
Say Salaam India is Hindi movie story which based on cricket. The movie is about the 4 young men who passionate about cricket. This four young man is in high school and they met a coach who inspires to become great in cricket.
The plot of the movie is about Inter-School Challenge cricket match and the battle between school cricket.
The lead role of the movie is played by Sanjay Suri and instead of that Milind Soman and Sandhya Mridul perform other roles.
13. Meerabai Not Out (2008)
Meerabai Not Out is another cricket based Hindi movie. the plot of the movie is about a middle-class family who stuck and influenced by cricket. A cricket-loving school teachers face a lot of obstacles after agreeing to get married a Doctor.
Meerabai Not Out Hindi movie was directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni and stars Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar, Mandira Bedi and a cameo appearance performed by veteran cricketer Anil Kumble.
14. Azhar (2016)
Azhar is a Biographical sports drama which based on the rise and fall of the Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin.
The lead role of the movie performed by Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai and the movie directed by Anthony D’Souza.
The movie also indicates the bad side of the cricket and match-fixing. How the emotions work on cricketer when they get success and fame.
15 .Chamatkar (1992)
Chamathkar is another great movie which the plot is based on the cricket. Which got a great romantic plot with a helpful ghost. A movie is really greater Bollywood comedy movie with a great performance by Shahrukh Khan and Urmila.