Bollywood understands the pulse of India extremely well. Just like our nation loves indulging in sports, Bollywood loves this genre as well. There are numerous sports movies that are made every year and they strike a chord with the audience especially those which are based on real stories.
Bollywood sports movies make the perfect recipe for a typical masala flick that is always loved by the audience. Here are some of the sports movies based on true stories that you should not miss at all –
- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a biopic on Indian athlete Milkha Singh who was an Olympian as well as a national champion runner. The lead role is played by Farhan Akhtar under the excellent direction of Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra. It is a must-watch movie full of inspiring events.
- Paan Singh Tomar
Paan Singh Tomar is a biopic of Indian athlete Paan Singh Tomar who became a notorious bandit. The character of Paan Singh is played by Irrfan Khan and the movie won numerous awards and accolades.
- Mary Kom
The 2014-biographical drama film Mary Kom is based on the life story of five-time world amateur boxing champion Mary Kom. The lead role is played by actress Priyanka Chopra who did the justice to the character of Mary Kom aka Magnificent Mary.
- Patiala House
Akshay Kumar starrer Patiala House was directed by Nikhil Advani and came in 2011. The movie is based on the life story of Mudhusuden Singh Panesar aka Monty, England’s cricketer. He was the first Sikh cricketer to represent England and soon became a crowd favorite. The movie spins around the life of Monty Panesar and inspires people to follow their dream.
- M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
This movie is a biography of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and shows the entire life story of Dhoni in a chronological order. The story is an inspiration and shows the journey of Dhoni through various odds and finally making a successful career in cricket. Sushant Singh Rajput portrays the character of Dhoni in this biopic.
- Chak De! India
Chak De! India is a 2007-film starring Shahrukh Khan and is based on the life of the Indian field hockey player Mir Ranjan Negi. He was also the former goal-keeper of Indian hockey team. This Award-winning sports film did exceptionally well at the box office.