Bollywood has given us dozens of sport drama in the past and definitely they have inspired us in many ways! How can we forget Chakde India!, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Mary Kom, Iqbal or Lagaan which are completely dedicated to sports. Seems the directors this year has become sportier 😉 and is all set to try their luck in this subject. We guess 2016 is the year dedicated to sports films. Let’s have a look into the list of sports movies which have and will hit the theatres this year.
The movie which has hit the theatres in this February unveiled the story of a coach who trained his disciple rigorous punching, kicking and tough rules of boxing. The movie made it average on box office though the protagonist R. Madhavan and Ritika Singh’s performance were appreciated critically.
A biopic on the cricket legend Mohammad Azharuddin, Azhar is a close look into the life of the cricketer who became one of the pillers of Indian cricket, controversy, second marriage and politics. Imraan Hashmi will be seen performing Azharuddin on big screen while Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakri will be seen as his first and second wives, respectively. The movie has just released and the box office report is still waiting.
Mr. Perfectionist is stacked wholeheartedly for his upcoming movie Dangal. The movie chronicles the story of Mahavir Phogat who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. Aamir Khan will be seen playing the role of strict father, while Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen donning his daughter’s character. The film is slated to release this December.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams
The Little Master of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar’s contribution to the world of cricket in unforgettable. Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a biopic on the life of the legend cricketer. The film bugs will see Sachin himself playing the character on the big screen for the first time, while his son Arjun Tendulkar will be seen portraying younger Sachin.
As always Salman Khan will gift his fans with a movie treat this Eid too! An Eid release, Salman starrer Sultan is based on the sports of wrestling. Playing the titular, Salman will be seen as a wrestler. Anushka Sharma will be portraying the character Aarfa, the love interest of Sultan in the movie.
M S Dhoni: The Untold Story
Another biopic of a cricketer, M S Dhoni: The Untold Story reveals the life of Indian Cricket Team captain M S Dhoni. From a football goalkeeper to Indian cricket team’s wicketkeeper; his journey from a Train Ticket Examiner to the captain of Indian Cricket Team is displayed in the movie.