Five Cricket Related Movies In Bollywood You Need To Watch
Bollywood and Sports have been a great combination for many decades now. Cricket especially has been one of the main story ideas in sports for Bollywood. We have seen many great films related to cricket over the years, and we rate our top 5 cricket-related movies of all time from Bollywood.
5) Ferrari Ki Sawaari
The movie is a classic example that fathers will be willing to do anything to make sure they fulfill their promises and keep up with their children’s dreams. Rusy, played by Sharman Joshi, is a man beyond honesty, and he has promised his son that he’ll pay his fees for a cricket camp that will take him to Lord’s, the home of cricket. To fulfill his son’s wish, he has to resort to hosting the first-ever act of dishonesty, and how the film escalates from there on makes it indeed a must-watch. This is a good family movie, and people from all age groups would be in awe of this at the end.
4) Patiala House
Another classic Akshay Kumar film in which he again does not fail to impress the audience with the story and his dedicated acting. He plays the role of Gattu, who is in a major conflict as to follow his father’s orders or chase his dream of playing for the England Cricket team. The movie also features Anushka Sharma, the wife of Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli, and she plays a vital role in the film. It is a decent family drama movie and keeps the audience entertained from start to finish.
Iqbal is one of the most underrated movies from a cricket perspective and in the Bollywood film industry. Shreyas Talpade plays the leading role in the movie and has been assisted by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Iqbal, a deaf and mute cricket player with a lot of potential, and his sister, mother, and coach are the only people who believe in his capabilities and know that he will overcome his disability to fulfill his dream of playing cricket for India. This movie is one for cricket fans to watch and cherish.
2) Kai Po Che
Kai Po Che is the Bollywood remake of the famous Chetan Bhagat book ‘Three Mistakes of My life.’ It stars actors like Rajkumar Rao and the late Sushant Singh Rajput, who have lived up to the hype of the created book. The movie shows the troubles people have to go through to play cricket and the various obstacles throughout their journey. Their complex and arduous journey and significant hurdles make the movie so exciting and keep the audience engaged.
What can be better than a movie about people coming together to fight for their rights and winning with the help of a cricket match? Lagaan is considered to be the start of the Indian team’s domination in cricket as well. Aamir Khan has won various accolades for this film. The movie shows how a cricket match determines the livelihood of the eleven players playing and the whole village. The bet is that if the villagers led by Aamir Khan win, they won’t have to pay the taxes to the Britishers for the next three years, and if they don’t, they’ll have to pay double the taxes next month. All in all, it is a great movie to watch by both film and cricket fanatics.
If you are a cricket fan, these five films are a must-watch and should be on top of your watchlist. Such movies tend to be great when watching with family and friends.