If there are two things we Indians are crazy about, they are Bollywood and sports. If you’d mingle them together, the result is perfect entertainment for the audience. Sports movies are not only immensely enjoyable, but they are quite inspirational as well. No wonder we all feel charged up after a good sports movie. Bollywood site brings you a list of best Bollywood sports movies that have been produced in Bollywood till now.
1. BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is based on the flying Sikh, Milkha Singh. It shows us the initial struggle of Milkha Singh during 1947, his youth and how he carved his path into Indian athletics. Farhan Akhtar nailed the role. He played the character so well that viewers couldn’t distinguish between the movie and the reality anymore. Its song ‘Zinda’ rocked the nation and became the inspirational anthem for the youth. From the direction to the incorporation of songs, everything was perfect. By the end of the movie, viewers will definitely feel inspired and motivated to achieve their goals with sheer dedication and devotion.
2. CHAK DE INDIA
One of the best movies of Shahrukh Khan, Chak De India, revived the craze towards Hockey in our country. Shahrukh Khan stepped out of his comfort zone to play the role of coach Kabir Khan. With his intense eyes and stern attitude, he got us hooked to his character. Moreover, the movie earns brownie points for the amazing direction of hockey matches. The climax gives you the feel of a real match, as it manages to create excitement and nervousness among viewers. It can get you to stick to your television with baited breath till the very last second.
3. LAGAAN: ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA
Lagaan was released in the year 2001 and went to become the third Indian movie to get nominated for Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. It received praises by both Indian and International critics. Set in Victorian period during the British Raj, it is a story of villagers who agree for a cricket match in order to avoid heavy taxes. Aamir Khan made us fall in love with his character of an ordinary yet extraordinary villager, Bhuvan. Mixed with memorable songs and Ashutosh Gowariker’s top notch direction, Lagaan is considered to be one of the best Bollywood movies ever.
4. MARY KOM
Mary Kom is a story based on the boxer, Mary Kom. She has won World Amateur Boxing Championship five times. Priyanka Chopra did her best to portray the role of Mary Kom. It took Priyanka Chopra 3 months to prepare for the role. She maintained her physique, and learned to play boxing. The movie received critical acclaim, especially Priyanka’s portrayal of Mary Kom. It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Watch the Movie for seeing the struggle of a woman athlete in a country where woman empowerment is a big need.
5. PAAN SINGH TOMAR
Paan Singh Tomar is a true gem, although a bit underrated as compared to other movies on the list. It’s story which revolves around Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian army soldier, who won a gold medal in Indian National games. He was later forced to choose the life of a decoit in Chambal valley. Irrfan Khan plays the titular role. It is Irrfan Khan’s one of the best performances. He won the National Award for Best Actor. In fact, the movie won the National Award for Best Feature Film.