Top 5 movies Made on Cricket
Indian cricket team is the true pride of Indian Nation. With respect to an incomparable honour to this team many eminent directors of Indian Cinema have made reputable films on cricket. However, it is quite interesting to compare these entertaining movies and select the top five movies that are graciously made on the efficacious game of cricket.
Aamir Khan's blockbuster movie `Lagaan' was released in 2001 produced by him and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker with Gracy Singh as lead pair. It is the most prestigious Indian movie on cricket. There are also British actors namely Rachel Shelley as well as Paul Blackthorne playing the supportive roles in this movie. In this movie the villagers are residing in a small as well as remote village, greatly stake their future on a cricket game against the British rulers who were ruthless. This movie grandly achieves prime position in the list of top 5 movies made on cricket. This film was truly an outstanding Indian film of the era and had won the gracious critical acclaims from various international as well as innumerable Indian film awards. It was the third Hindi film grandly nominated for the academy award for best foreign film. In 2010, the film was proudly ranked 55 in empire magazines amongst 100 best films of global cinema.
Next in the list of top five movies made on cricket is `Iqbal' which is a Bollywood film of 2005, fundamentally written by Vipul Rawal and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor was released under the new banner of eminent director Subhash Ghai, Mukta Searchlight Films. This movie was the story of a cricket obsessed lad who comes from a remote village of India and is determined to overcome all difficulties and fulfil his desired dream of playing for the national cricket team of India.
3. Chain Kulli Ki Main Kulli
Third in the list of top 5 movies on cricket goes to `Chain Kulli Ki Main Kulli' released in 2007 starring Zain Khan as well as Rahul Bose as the lead roles. This movie is story of an orphan child who struggles to achieve, fame and self belief. In this movie the legendary cricketer Mr. Kapil Dev also does an incredible cameo appearance.
4. Say Salaam India
Fourth in the list of top 5 movies on cricket is `Say Salaam India' released in 2007. This movie was written as well as directed by honourable Subhash Kapoor. This high Indian movie on cricket stars Sanjay Suri, Milind Soman and Sandhya Mridul in lead roles. The story is based upon 4 boys in a group that have great passion for cricket. Though all of them come from backgrounds that are humble but they have a tremendous zeal for this game and natural talent which is undeniable.
The last and fifth position in the list of top 5 movies that are made on cricket goes to `Hattrick' released in 2007. This movie is directed by talented Milan Luthria with Paresh Rawal, Kunal Kapoor, Nana Pathkar, Danny Denzongpa and Rimi Sen in lead roles. This movie is story of two Indian people who dislike influence of cricket in their day to day lives.
The movies on the popular game of cricket are able to stir the imagination of the nation and sometimes go on to become the legend of Bollywood. We sure hope that in the future we will be able to get more films on our favourite game. Cheers to that.