Highlights

  • Bollywood has made several sports-based films over the years
  • 'Chak De! India,' 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' received positive reviews
  • ‘Shabaash Mithu,’ based on Mithali Raj's journey, releases July 15

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Six Bollywood sports movies that will inspire you

Here are some Bollywood sports movies that you must watch at least once.

Sports has an instant connection with the Bollywood and we have witnessed numerous sports-based films over the years. Ahead of the release of Taapsee Pannu's 'Shabaash Mithu,' let's take a look at some of the most-loved sports drama.

Chak De! India (2007)

Starring Shah Rukh Khan, this film narrates the story of a tainted former captain of the Indian Hockey team, who is given a chance to reclaim his reputation by training the Indian Women's Hockey team for the World Cup. His team overcomes infighting and external opposition to emerge as the winners in the final match against Australia.

One of the unforgettable scenes of the film is SRK's 'Sattar Minute' speech which is surely inspiring.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

The biopic is based on the legendary athlete Milkha Singh, also known as India's 'Flying Sikh.' Farhan Akhtar portrayed the role of the Indian track and field sprinter with total conviction and the film garnered positive reviews from the audience. It was inspiring to see Farhan Akhtar beating this arch Pakistan rival by a whisker in the film.

Iqbal (2005)

Almost every Indian child dreams of playing cricket for their country and this is what the film highlights. It narrates the story of a deaf and dumb farmer's son who manages to make it to the Indian team under the guidance of a former player.
The movie, which won critical acclaim, stars Naseeruddin Shah and Shreyas Talpade in key roles.

Mary Kom (2014)

The biopic on Indian boxer MC Mary Kom starred Priyanka Chopra in the titular role. She portrayed the role with utmost conviction and further cementing Mary Kom's celebrity status and made her a household name across the nation. Darshan Kumar was cast as Mary Kom’s husband Onler Kom and famous Nepalese actor Sunil Thapa portaryed the role of Mary Kom's coach and mentor M. Narjit Singh.

The film won several awards and recognitions, including the National Award for the Best Popular Film.

83 (2021)

The story of India's magnificient victory in the 1983 World Cup. Ranveer Singh stars as Kapil Dev in the film and shows how the determined captain overcame doubt and helped India's struggling cricket team to create history.

Rashmi Rocket (2021)

This Akarsh Khurana directorial stars Taapsee Pannu in the lead role. It follows the journey of athlete Rashmi Vira, a small town girl, who overcame societal barriers to emerge as a national level athlete. Her career hits a roadblock when she's forced to undergo a gender test.

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