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Bollywood films based on sports
'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'
'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is a biographical sports film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra based on the life of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete who was a national champion runner and an Olympian. The film stars Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor in lead role. 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is the superhit movie of 2013 and also sixth highest grossing Bollywood film worldwide.
'Chak De! India'
'Chak De! India' is a sports drama film based on Indian women’s hockey team. It is directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Yash Raj Films, starring Shah Rukh Khan in lead role as caption of hockey team. 'Chak De! India' won numerous awards including the National Film Award.
'Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal'
'Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal' is Bollywood sport film produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The film stars John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani. 'Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal' is a contemporary fictional story of the South Asian community in the UK, told through the prism of professional football.
'Iqbal' is a Bollywood sports drama movie directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and was produced by Subhash Ghai, starring Naseeruddin Shah and Shreyas Talpade. Story follows a cricket-obsessed boy from a village area as he aims to become cricketer and fulfil his dream of playing for Indian Cricket Team. The movie received the National Film Award for Best Film.
'Lagaan' is epic sports drama film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, starring Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh in the lead roles. 'Lagaan' is based on the India's National game Cricket. The film received awards at international film festivals, as well as many Indian film awards. In 2011, it was listed in Time magazine's special as 'The All-TIME 25 Best Sports Movies'.
'Mary Kom' is a biographical sports movie directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film is a biopic about five-times female World Boxing Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mary Kom. The film stars Priyanka Chopra in the lead role as the boxer Mary Kom. It won the National Film Award and several other awards.
'Paan Singh Tomar'
'Paan Singh Tomar' is a biographical film based on the true story of the athlete Paan Singh Tomar. A soldier in the Indian Army, who won a gold medal at the Indian National Games, but later he become Chambal Valley dacoit. The film is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, starring Irrfan Khan as playing role of 'Paan Singh Tomar'. The film won the Best Feature Film and Best Actor in the National Film Awards.
‘Budhia Singh – Born to Run’
‘Budhia Singh – Born to Run’ which released this year was based on the life of Budhia Singh, the youngest marathon runner. The movie starring Manoj Bajpayee had received a lot of critical acclaim.
The Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer is the biggest hit of the year till date. Though it was a romantic flick, wrestling was an integral part of film. Even a lot of people started showing their interest in wrestler after the film was released.
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