Every year Hindi movies based on various different genres release at the box office. One of such genres is Sports, and in this, there are several types of movies based on a particular game. In this post, we are going to enlist the top 10 cricket movies ever made in the Bollywood. We all know that cricket is not just a game in India, people treat it like a religion. Just like the Hindi movies, this game enjoys a huge number of followers.
The subject of cricket has fascinated people since long. Whenever any movie based on this sport is released, it gains the attention of a large number of people and they just go crazy for it. Be it based on the life of some cricketer or the game itself, each movie gains awareness and love. And after the involvement of actors in the events such as Indian Premier League, the craze of the people has only increased. Below are some of the popular Bollywood Cricket movies that people have loved a lot.
Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India
Aamir Khan starrer Lagaan released in the year 2001 and received a humongous positive response from the audience. It was based on a sensitive issue of tax, that Indians had to pay during the British India period. There were emotions of people associated with this film and it was based on the fight for the rights against the Britishers.
The ending of the movie was so well written that it left everyone stick to their seats. Ashutosh Gowariker and Aamir Khan gave an excellent film to the Indian cinema. After this film, the craze for the game of cricket increased to a great extent. It earned a huge amount according to the monetary value of that time.
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was released in the year 2016 and was based on the life journey of the former Indian captain, MS Dhoni. It was a big success at the box office and highlighted all the major events of Dhoni’s life. Although it was a lengthy movie, still it kept the audience tied to their seats throughout the whole time.
Not major events about MS Dhoni’s life were shown in the movie. The actor Sushant Singh Rajput did a marvelous job in the film and this role made him popular in the Bollywood. Due to it being a sports-drama, the movie witnessed a huge number of footfalls to its theaters and earned an excellent amount in its pocket. It is one of the most watched cricket movies of Hindi cinema.
Azhar movie was based on the life of one of the most successful captains of India, Mohd. Azharuddin. Emraan Hashmi learned a lot of tactics from Azharuddin itself before playing his role in the film. All the songs of the film were a super hit and received a positive response from the listeners. The film unfolded many secrets about Azhar’s life but could not manage to get expected response at the box office. Also, it threw a light on the love-life of the cricketer.
Iqbal is one of the must-watch cricket movies of all time. Shreyas Talpade played the lead role as a deaf-mute boy, who aspires to become a fast bowler in the Indian cricket team. Naseeruddin Shah did an excellent job as a supporting actor and played a crucial role in the success of the film.
This film is a source of inspiration for all those who aspire to become a cricketer in their lives. It teaches a person the determination one needs to have to walk after his dreams and succeed despite facing a lot of hurdles in his life. Iqbal was a box office success and its track “Aashayein” was a huge hit. This number is still sung and remembered with great love when one needs motivation in his/her life.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams
Sachin: A Billion Dreams is more of a documentary and less biopic, based on the real-life events of the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar. It is a different film from MS Dhoni: The Untold Story because it lacks the entertainment that is instilled in the latter one. Sachin did an excellent act by narrating all the important incidents of his life very clearly.
This film managed to perform well in the theaters and made people nostalgic about the past incidents of Sachin’s life. Everyone who is a fan of cricket is mostly a fan of Sachin Tendulkar as well. And so, watching his life unfold in front of the eyes was a great deal for millions of his fans. The only drawback that was felt for this movie was it being a documentary. If the film was made in a more dramatic manner, like the one based on MS Dhoni’s life, it could have earned more amount at the box office.
Patiala House was based on the struggles of an Indian origin cricketer in England. Akshay Kumar played the lead role and did a complete justice to his character. This was the first time when Anushka Sharma was paired opposite Akshay Kumar. But the people loved the duo together on the screen. It was an emotional film and all the songs of the film were super-hit. Rishi Kapoor got positive reviews for playing the character of Akshay’s father in the film.
According to some people, Patiala House is based on the life of an England spinner, Monty Panesar. However, the makers did not comment anything about it. Now whether it was a real life story or not, many are still confused on this fact. But nevertheless, this was one of the best cricket movies which managed to do well at the box office.
Ferrari Ki Sawari
Ferrari Ki Sawari movie reflects the efforts of a father for his son to see him batting at Lord’s cricket ground in London. Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani were seen as the main characters in the film. The film was able to succeed at the box office and majorly liked by the urban audience. It was full of emotional as well as humorous scenes. Also, Ferrari Ki Sawari was a decent fare in the overseas. The most important factor in its success was the interesting storyline of the film.
Chain Kulli Ki Main Kulli
Chain Khuli Ki Main Khuli starred Rahul Bose in the main lead. It was based on the Hollywood movie, Like Mike and became popular among the kids as well as the adults. An element of fantasy, comedy, and sports was filled in the movie. Although it failed to earn a strong amount at the box office, it was one of the popular cricket movies which aroused a desire among the kids to play the game of cricket.
Victory movie starred Harman Baweja in the lead role and was based on the life of a struggling cricketer. It was the second film of the actor and faced a stiff competition from other releases at the box office. The screenplay of the movie was unable to impress the audience and it was declared a disaster despite the cameo appearances by many famous cricketers in it.
Dil Bole Hadipaa
Yash Raj Films production’s movie, Dil Bole Hadippa starred Rani Mukerji and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles. The film received poor reviews from the critics on its release. It was inspired by the Hollywood movie, “She’s the man” and was based on romance as well as comedy.
This was the collection of top 10 Bollywood cricket movies ever made in the Hindi cinema. The listing is not done based on any rank. And if you think we missed any movie on the list then do tell us. For more similar posts and box office reports, stay tuned to BOTY.