India has always been a cricket crazy country. The people of India follow Cricket as their religion and worship the cricketers as Gods. Every victory is followed by a huge roar of approval and jubilation by the country and every defeat provides us a huge outcry of public hatred towards the cricketers. The film industry is also not much behind on this trend and has made quite a few Bollywood movies based on cricket. Some of the top Bollywood Movies on Cricket are written about in this article.
Top 5 Bollywood Movies Based on Cricket
Here is the list of the most commendable movies from Bollywood based cricket. The movies will surely inspire you after you watch them with the full heart.
Iqbal was one of the best Bollywood movies ever to be based on Cricket. The Movie was written by Vipul Rawal and the direction of the movie was done by Nagesh Kukunoor. The movie revolved around the character of Iqbal, played by Shreyas Talpade, who is a deaf and dumb boy who grew with a dream to play for the nation. However, his dreams are sent crashing down due to his unsupportive father who thinks he is better suited to be a farmer rather than a Cricketer. His dream to play for the country is realized with the help of his coach Mohit, played by Naseeruddin Shah.
Victory was one of those typical Bollywood Movies where a middle-class boy has dreamt of playing for his country all his life. The lead character has all the temperament and the talent to succeed as a top cricketer but as soon as he is able to reach the top, he loses the way and is more focus on making money rather than playing for the country. The movie has Harman Baweja, Anupam Kher and Amrita Rao in the leading roles.
Patiala House is the story of a young lad Gattu (played by Akshay Kumar) who has throughout his life, lived as his father wanted to and never went against his word. Gattu lives in a large family in Patiala house, a house in England where everyone has to live according to Gurtej Kahlon (Rishi Kapoor). Gattu has dreamt of playing for the England Cricket team which his father doesn’t allow because he hates the England national team. The story revolves how Gattu realizes his dream to play Cricket internationally by going against his father and in doing so, enabling his siblings to do the same.
Lagaan is by far the best Bollywood movies based on cricket. Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar and with Aamir khan and Gracy Singh in the lead roles, the movie plot is set in the time of British rule in the country. The movie plot revolves around how the villagers around a particular area in the country are poor and are unable to pay tax for a period of time. One British Official gives them the option to defeat the British team in Cricket and have their taxes canceled for a period of three years. The movie was voted as one of the best Bollywood movies ever winning many accolades both nationally and internationally.
The recently released movie Azhar is a biopic of the former Indian National Cricket Team Captain, Mohammed Azharrudin. With Emraan Hashmi in the main role and Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri and Lara Dutta alongside, the movie received quite positive reviews throughout the country. The film is all about a young boy with a determination and will power to succeed in life. His life is not a bed of roses but somehow, the boy manages to relive his dream. The movie also focuses on the huge Match-Fixing scandal surrounding the former Cricketer.
Bollywood is always full of making movies based on different genres. Sports is one such genre that is loved by most of the people and this is the reason why sports genre movies do well at box office. With this list, we have hoped to provide you with the top 5 Bollywood movies which are based on cricket.