Bollywood's most popular sports movies
It is pretty well known that Bollywood has a miraculous impact on the Indian audience. Keeping in mind that Bollywood movies enjoy the status of nothing short of a religion in the Indian society, it becomes the responsibility of the filmmakers to encourage and inspire people on several subjects including sports. Here is a look at some of the most inspirational sports movies that make an impact on our minds.
The movie has achieved an iconic status among the patriotic sport movies very soon after its release in India. The title song of the movie “Chak De India” seemed to have become the second national anthem for India, with the song being played on almost every occasion the Indian players register a win in the International arena. The film is a beautiful piece of art, which is based on a strong script themed on hockey, which is the national sport of India. The protagonist, played by SRK, is a failed but talented hockey player, who takes up a tough challenge of to bring together a team of girls of conflicting ethnicity and making the world’s best hockey team out of them. He succeeds in his effort and the audience is left spellbound by the aura of SRK.
It is also a good inspirational movie and the director should be appreciated to take the challenge of choosing football as the sport to narrate the story, considering it is not hugely popular in India. It tells the story of a struggling football team of Southall, which after fighting all odds against it emerges victorious, with its sheer hard work and passion for the game.
Directed by Ashutosh Gowriker , the movie is considered by many to be the best Indian sport based movie made ever. It also got a nomination for the Academy awards. Adorned with beautiful songs and exquisite screenplay, it is the story of resilience and perseverance of British ruled rural India. The movie showed how a group of villager agrees to play a match of cricket with the British rulers to save their village from the exorbitant taxes imposed on them. The uneducated group emerges victorious despite not having any knowledge of the game.
The story of undying faith and commitment of a young man , who is challenged by his senses, is a treat to watch. Iqbal , a village boy who is deaf and dumb , aspires to get selected to the Indian cricket team and his industrious efforts and never -say -die attitude makes him live his dream.