Cricket and movies are the weakness of every Indian. They say that cricket is not just a game but a religion in India. It is an important subject even in Indian movies. With the ODI series South Africa vs India on the side and Indians getting anxious, here is a list of 5 movies that would lift the mood of any Cricket lover.
Ashutosh Gowariker directed Lagaan is one of the landmark films in Indian cinema to receive an Oscar nomination. The plot of the film is set in pre-independence India when a British officer in the area challenges the villagers to play a cricket match. The officer promised that if the villagers win, he will forgive the tax collection of the area for three years, but if they lose, they will have to pay double the tax. The villagers take up the challenge and play the match, which they win. The film stars Aamir Khan in the lead role.
‘Iqbal’ is a straightforward film with a powerful message. Nagesh Kukunoor directed the film which was produced by Subhash Ghai. Actor Shreyas Talpade played the role of a deaf and mute cricketer. This film unfolded a motivational side of the old sports drama.
Chain Kulli Ki Main Kulli (2007)
The film is directed by Karanjeet Saluja and stars Zain Khan in the lead role. The film depicts a 13-year-old cricket fanatic who discovers Kapil Dev’s bat, with which he scored 175 not out in a 1983 World Cup match. The bat is said to be magical, but Zain Khan misplaces it for the main game. The film silently delivers the idea of believing in yourself.
MS Dhoni – The Untold Story (2016)
The film directed by Neeraj Pandey tells the story of Captain Cool of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni. It sheds light on the childhood and early years of one of India’s most decorated cricket captains. The role of Dhoni was played by the late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. The film received a lot of positive response from the audience.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017)
The film is a docu-drama based on the life of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who is also known as The God of Cricket and The Master Blaster. Tendulkar himself can be seen in the film which tells his life story. The film touches the audience on emotional grounds.