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Best Sports Movies in India

 \Sports is always a topic that has a deep connection to Bollywood so here is a list of the Best Sports Movies in India

 1 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Cast- Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Japtej Singh. Yograj Singh. Divya Dutta. Prakash Raj, Divya Dutta and Others

Director – Rakesh Omprakash Mehra

Released in  2013 this movie was an official biopic of Indian Athlete  Milkha Singh  presenting the journey of a small boy who lost his family during lost his family partition he goes into the Army and becomes an athlete and was awarded the title of “Flying Sigh”  by President General Ayub Khan

 2 Chak De India

Cast – Shah Rukh Khan. Vidya Malavade, Sagarika Ghatge, Chitrashi Rawat, Anjan Srivastav, and Vivan Bhatena.  

Director- Shimit Amin

2008 Movie based on the game of Hockey where a former Hockey Kabir Khan who tainted as someone who has betrayed his country. However, he made a comeback as the coach of the Indian Nation Women's Hockey Team and proved his loyalty to his country 

3 Lagaan

Cast- Amir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rochel Shelly, Paul Blackhorne, Raghuveer Yadav, Yashpal Sharma, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Others

Director- Ashutosh Gowariker  

Based on a simple concept of the underdog becoming heroes where a cricket match is played between villagers and Britishers in which a victory will freedom from their taxes for the next three years 

 4 Sultan

Cast – Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda, Amit Sadh, Kumud Mishra, and Others

Director- Ali Abbas Zafar

 Sets in Rewari (Haryana ) where a  good-for-nothing guy falls in love with a girl  and is merry but makes a comeback in wrestling to earn money and gain his respect back like every Salman Khan movie was full of Action and mass masala

 5 Dangal

Cast- Amir Khan, Fatima Sena Sheikh, Sanya Malhotra, Sakshi Tanwar, Aparshakti Khurrana and Others

Director – Nitish Tiwari

A biographical drama based on the life of Mahaveer Phogat and his journey of his daughters to wrestlers and preparing them for the Commonwealth Games the movie was not only a sports drama but also talks about a social issue like gender discrimination in the society 

 6 Soorma

 Cast – Diljit Dosanjh, Taapseee Pannu. Angad Bedi, Satish Kaushik and Others

Director – Shaad Ali

A Biographical drama based on the life of a former hockey player Sandeep Singh who got handicapped after an accident happened to him and how he recovered and made a comeback on the Hockey field and became famous by the name “Flickr Singh” due to his magnificent drag flick and he also becomes a recipient of prestigious Arjuna Award in 2010 

 7 Jersey

Cast – Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Kapoor  and Others

Director – Gawtham Naidu Tinnamuri

Based on a Telugu movie with the same title the story is about a father-son relationship where the son wants an Indian cricket team Jersey worth Rs 500 and how a father fulfils his son’s wish this is what the movie about

8 Jhund

Cast- Amitabh Bachchan. Sayli Pati, Akash Gedam, Rinku Rajguru and Others

Director – Nagraj Manjule

Depicting the journey of Ravi Barse who use football as a tool to give a new direction to the life of slum children and he decides to make a team for a tournament. The performance of Amitabh Bachchan was the best part of the movie

 9 Paan Singh Tomar

Cast – Irfan Khan, Mahi Gill, Nawazuddin Siddiqi, Ranveer Shorey and Others

Director – Tigmanshu Dhulia

A real-life story of an Indian athlete Paan Singh Tomar and how he turned into a deceit and got killed in the climax by the police

10 MS Dhoni – An Untold Story

Cast – Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher and Others

Director- Neeraj Pandey

Based on the life of Indian cricketer Mahender Singh Dhoni showing the complete journey of a small-town boy in Ranchi he states his life working as a Ticket collector in the railways and he came into cricket and won the World Cup after 28 years

11 Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Cast - Amir Khan. Ayesha Jhulka, Mamik Singh, Deepak Tijori, Kulubhushan Kharbanda,  Pooja Bedi and Others

Director – Nasir Hussain

The movie was a collage drama revolving around the game of Cycling  with a blend of emotions like drama, comedy, etc

  12 Iqbal

Cast – Shreyas Talpade, Naseeruddin Shah and Others

Director – Nagesh Kukonoor

An inspiring story of a deaf dump who wants to be a cricketer and how makes his way to the Indian Cricket team this is what the movie is all about. The movie also marked the debut of Shreyas Talpade as an actor who gave one of the best performances of his career  

13 Saand Ki Aankh

Cast – Tapseee Pannu, Bhumi Pednakar Prakash Jha and Others

Director – Tushar Hiranandani

Based on the life of  Prakashi and Chandro Tomar how they started shooting, going against their families and village  winning medals, and gaining popularity by the names of Shooter Dadi’s

 14 Tulsidas Junior

Cast – Sanjay Dutt, Varun Buddhadev. Rajeev Kapoor, Sara Arjun, Chinmai Chandrasuh, Tanveer Kamil, Dilip Tahil and Others

Director- Mridul Mahandera

A son decides to become a snooker player after his father loses the 1994 snooker club championship

15 83

Cast – Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi, Kapil Dev, Hardy Sandhu  and Others

Director – Kabir Khan

Shows the journey of Team India to win their  first cricket World  in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, how he made this impossible thing possible

16 Gold

Cast – Akshaya Kumar, Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor, and Others

Director -  Reema Kagti

Sets in the  Pre-Independence era when the Indian hockey team won their first Olympic medal  under British rule  under the guidance of a Bengali coach Tapan Das played by Akshaya Kumar who gave a commendable performance in his role

 17 Apne

Cast- Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kiran Kher, Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif and Others

Director-Anil Sharma

An emotional family drama where differences come between a father and a son because of the game of boxing

 18 Azhar

Cast – Emran Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Virender Saxena, and Others

Director -Tony D. Suza

Based on the controversial life of Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin who had a 12-year ban from cricket  in the case of match-fixing




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