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National Sports Day: 5 Bollywood films to binge-watch

Aug 29, 2020 15:23 IST

If a global pandemic is spoiling your plans to enjoy a live game in a stadium or TV, Bollywood and its never-ending affair with sports biopics are here to save the day. Here's a list of sports films that you must watch. #1 'Lagaan' | 2001 Aamir Khan-starrer hit 'Lagaan' is the crown jewel of Bollywood when it comes to films on cricket. The movie also made it to the Academy Awards in the Foreign language category. #2 'Chak De India' | 2007 Shah Rukh Khan's 'Chak De India', is one of the most unforgettable films on sports. SRK plays Kabir Singh, the coach of the Indian women's hockey team, he essentially teaches a bunch of girls from diverse backgrounds to unite as a team and emerge victorious against all odds. #3 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' | 2013 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's directorial, 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', is the biopic of Milkha Singh. Starring Farhan Akhtar the film chronicles Singh's struggle from being an orphan to being one of India’s most iconic athletes. #4 'Mary Kom' | 2014 Priyanka Chopra-starrer 'Mary Kom' is the biopic of Indian boxer Mary Kom and the film tells the story of how she goes against her family and fights every social stereotype to pursue a career in boxing to achieve her dream. #5 'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' | 2016 From a ticket collector in Indian railways to one of the most celebrated cricketers in the world, late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' is the biopic of Indian cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. When it comes to sports films in Bollywood, this one is a must-watch.

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