Bollywood finds its inspiration from multitude of things, sports is among the most commonly taken up subject. And yet, one might think a movie plot which is completely made on the basis of sports might be harder to find. But you would be surprised with the results. Let us take a look at the some of the blockbusters which will leave you nostalgic with different gaming scenarios.

1. Chak De India!chak-de-india_landscape_poster

The story revolves around the Women’s hockey team of India who despite the many odds, go on to win the world cup. The story also portrays a beleaguered player of former men’s team, who fights to win back his reputation. The lead role of the coach, the beleaguered player is portrayed brilliantly by Shah Rukh Khan. And the “sattar minute” dialogue is still very popular.

2. Lagaanlagaan

This story is fictional, set in the pre-independence era, during the British regime. The plot takes place in a small village and the sport in play is the famous Cricket. Aamir khan leads the movie in the protagonist’s role who helps his villagers to beat the British in their own game, the game of Cricket. The movie was also nominated for the Oscars under the Best Foreign Language Film category.

3. Bhaag Milkha Bhaagmaxresdefault

This 2013 movie starring Farhan Akhtar is a biopic of the famous athlete Milkha Singh, also popularly referred to as the Flying Sikh. The movie clearly portrays the struggles endured by the former Olympian in his race to becoming the athlete he is. The music in the movie adds on to the surrealism and makes it more heartwrenching.

4. Paan Singh Tomar13feb_toifa-movies07

Featuring Irfan Khan in the lead, this movie is also a true story of a soldier who made it to the national games and won a gold medal. Yet, the athlete was forced to become a dacoit, owing to the circumstances. The movie won many accolades including the national award for best film and best actor.

5. Iqbaliqbal_ver6_xlg

Yet another movie on cricket, where the plot revolves around the dream of almost every Indian child, the dream to play cricket for the country. A farmer’s son, who is also deaf and dumb, makes to the national team, thanks to an ex player, portrayed by Naseeruddin Shah. The movie was acclaimed critically for its brilliant screenplay and acting.

6. Boxerboxer-wallpaper

Our very own disco dancer Mithun Chakraborty starred in this 1984 movie where a person from a moderate family struggles to make it big in the fighting arena. Like every other movie, it ends in happily ever after with the hero winning the reigning champion. The movie was a big hit, thanks to the screenplay and the brilliant music from R D Burman.

7. Mary Kommary-kom-hindi-movie-poster-1

This is one of the fewer movies made on the women sports or women sportsperson. A inspirational story of the Olympic medal winner Mary Kom, who also happens to hold the world championship 5 times, it has Priyanka Chopra in the lead.

The best feature in any sports movie is that they are very inspirational in their making. It teaches you to stay determined in your course to be successful.

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