Bollywood has given numerous categories of movies to watch for the audience. Apart from the famous genres such as comedy, romance, and action, there are several other genres which have received a great response at the box office. One such kind is the sports movies of Bollywood. And over the years, it has become one of the favorites for everyone.
Sports Movies have become so popular in the Hindi cinema because there are a lot of emotions of people associated with the sports. Many games are played between the two teams and the filmmakers have made films based on different sports. Some of the films manage to receive a good amount of money while others fail to get an adequate response from the audience. We have made a collection of best sports movies of Hindi cinema and the list is as follow:
Chakde India is an epic movie based on the Hockey sports. Shahrukh Khan was seen in a new avatar in it and rocked the show with his dialogue delivery. Who can forget his 70-minute speech? Yes, the monologue which filled the women hockey team with a huge motivation. What made chakde India so special was that it unveiled the status of the game of Hockey in India. Chakde India not only raised the importance of Hockey in India but also taught an important lesson to women community to stand for their rights. The film fared excellently at the box office and emerged as one of the best sports movies of Indian cinema.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal was based on the wrestling sports and was full of an excellent content. Two female actresses, Zaira Wasim and Fatima Sana Sheikh made their debut with the film. It was a true story and Aamir Khan played the role of Mahavir Phogat Singh. The dream of a father to make his daughters world champion in wrestling was portrayed on screen in an excellent manner. Dangal gave a lesson to overcome fear and follow the dreams to every person. It inspired all women and the film held well at the box office. When Dangal released in China, it also received a solid response and the people of China appreciated its theme.
Salman Khan was seen in his first sports movie, Sultan. The movie was all about the fight of a wrestler with himself. Sultan threw a light on the thin line between self-confidence and ego of a person. One of the prominent lessons it gave was that only a person can defeat himself and no one can affect him without his consent. Sultan attracted a huge number of footfalls to its theatres and was a blockbuster film. It was the first film among the list of sports movies to cross Rs. 300 crores in the domestic market.
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story
This film was a drama-documentary on the life of the former Indian captain, MS Dhoni. It created a lot of hype before its release due to the popularity of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The role of Dhoni in the film was played by Sushant Singh Rajput and his work was appreciated by everyone. It was not a pure documentary film but some drama was included in it. Due to the name MS: Dhoni in its title, the film got a positive response and earned strongly at the box office.
Mary Kom movie was based on the true story of the boxer, Mary Kom. It portrayed the courage of a woman to fight against all the odds in the path of her success. This women-centric movie boosted the morale of every woman in the country and took a strong opening at the box office. Priyanka Chopra received positive reviews for her act in the movie. Mary Kom inspired the woman community to be independent and fulfill their dreams.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Farhan Akhtar starrer Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a biopic based on the life of an athlete, Milkha Singh. The content of the film was superb and presented in a wonderful manner on the big screens. Also, all the songs of the movie were very inspiring and filled the listeners with motivation. Farhan Akhtar did an extraordinary work as Milkha Singh and received accolades for his performance. It was one of the best sports movies of Bollywood and inspired the moviegoers to work on their fitness.
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
Dan Dhana Dhan Goal starred John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani in the lead roles. The film was based on Football sports and was full of emotions. It received a moderate response in the theatres and got listed as an above-average movie. John Abraham’s acting in it was lauded by everyone.
These were some of the best sports movies of Bollywood which have entertained the audience to the fullest and received a huge response at the box office. All the above-listed films are full of action, drama, and all sorts of human emotions. If you haven’t watched any of these films then do watch them on your favorite streaming medium.