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25 Best Bollywood Sports Movies that will Inspire You with Full Entertainment

India is a sport-loving nation where hockey is our national sport, cricket is considered a religion in itself, and in football, we are hoping for the best to come in near future. We have lifted almost all the kabaddi world cups. We have seen recently how our whole nation had cheered our sportsmen in Tokyo Olympics.

We are sharing here top Bollywood sports movies, some are not only inspiring but very entertaining with climax, music, and cinematography. The new generation is taking an interest in all sports, there are a number of Bollywood Cricket Movies but here we listed all sports movies in Hindi Film Industry.

1- Marry Kom

Star Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Darshan Kumar

Director: Omung Kumar

Release Date: 5 Sept. 2014

The film is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali under the banner of Bhansali Productions. The story talks about Mary Kom’s struggles, being from a poor family to become a world champion in boxing. For Priyanka, this film was the highest-grossing on its weekend as a female-led, at the time of its release.

Priyanka Chopra won the Best Actress Award for this movie on Producers Guild Film Awards. Cinematography is done by Keiko Nakahara.

2- Dangal

Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Zaira Wasim, Fatima Sana Shaikh

Director: Nitesh Tiwari

Release Date: 23 Dec. 2016

The film is based on the Phogat family from Haryana. The story talks about a father who trains her daughter to become a world-class fighter in wrestling. Aamir Khan in the role of Father Mahavir Singh Phogat, Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat, and Sanya Malhotra is playing the role of Geeta’s sister, Babita Kumari.

The budget of the film was 71crore and it earned 2000 crore approx. the film broke so many records at that time from the highest-grossing Indian film to the highest-grossing sports film worldwide. The film had been watched on Chinese streaming platforms more than 400 million times.

3- Chak De! India

Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan

Director: Shimit Amin

Release Date: 10 Aug 2007

Chak De! India explores the fictional story of women’s national hockey team, where their coach Kabir (previously ostracised from Indian man hockey team due to loss from Pakistan) unite players from different state of the country and form the strongest Women’s team to lead India in world cup. The film was inspired by India’s 2002 commonwealth games victory.

Along with Shah Rukh, the film also features Vidya Malavade, Sagarika Ghatge, Chitrashi Rawat, Anjan Srivastav, and Vivan Bhatena.

4- Lagaan

Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker

Release Date: 15 June 2001

It is a fictional story of cricket from 1893 during the colonial British raj of India. Where the poor village people of central India had to play the game of cricket to get out of the burden of the heavy taxes levied on them by Britishers. The story and screenplay of the film were written by the director Ashutosh Gowariker.

It was the third Indian film after “Mother India” and “Salaam Bombay” to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language.

5- Soorma

Star Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi

Director: Shaad Ali

Release Date: 13 July 2018

Soorma is a biopic of Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh. The film explores the life of Sandeep Singh from being paralyzed in the lower half of his body to play for the Indian hockey national team. The film’s budget was 31crore and it made around 50 crores, makes it a commercial success at Box-office.

Diljit Dosanjh is playing the role of Sandeep Singh in the movie. Taapsee Pannu in the role of Harpreet Kaur.

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6- Azhar

Star Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Lara Dutta, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai

Director: Tony D’Souza

Release Date: 13 May 2016

Azhar is a biopic of former Indian cricket captain Mohd. Azharuddin. It talks about his story that how he overcome the allegations of match-fixing, which took his entire cricket career. The film is produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor.

Emraan Hashmi is in the lead role of the film as Mohd. Azharuddin, Lara Dutta is playing his lawyer (Meera Verma) role, Prachi Desai as first wife (Naureen), and Nargis Fakhri as a second wife (Sangeeta).

7- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Star Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Release Date: 12 July 2013

It is a biopic on the legendary Indian athlete late. Milkha Singh, who was a commonwealth champion and Asian games 400-meter champion two times. The movie is inspired by his book The Race of My Life which was written by him and his daughter. The film was a superhit, made a business of 200 crores at the box office.

Farhan Akhtar played the lead role of Milkha Singh and Sonam Kapoor as his love interest. It was produced under the banner of ROMP Pictures.

8- Paan Singh Tomar

Star Cast: Irrfan Khan, Mahi Gill

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia

Release Date: 2 March 2012

This is a biographical film on Paan Singh Tomar, who was a soldier turned rebel. The film explores his story that how he once won a gold medal at national games and why he picked weapons against the system. Irrfan won the Best Actor award at national film awards for his brilliant performance in the movie.

It was made under the banner of UTV Spotboy. The film’s budget was 7 crore and it made 21 crore approx., which makes it a super hit at the box office.

9- Iqbal

Star Cast: Shreyash Talpade, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnard, and Shweta Basu Prasad

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor

Release Date: 26 Aug. 2005

It is a fictional story about cricket, where a deaf boy from a village has a dream to play for the Indian national cricket team one day. Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev stated about the movie,” It’s a film for every family and every youngster, who wants to be an achiever, the best movie with cricket as a backdrop.”

The film won The Best Film on Other Social Issues award at the national film awards. The film’s story and screenplay are written by Nagesh Kukunoor.

10- Jannat

Star Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Sonal Chauhan

Director: Kunal Deshmukh

Release Date: 16 May 2008

Jannat tells the story of an astute young guy who wants to make quick money. Further, he becomes a bookie(match-fixer) in the film to get a lot of money. The film had done a 42 crore business, which emerged as a ‘Superhit’ at the box office.

The film’s story received a positive response from the audience which was written by Sanjay Masoom. It was produced by Mukesh Bhatt under Vishesh Films.

11- Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander

Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Director: Mansoor Khan

Release Date: 22 May 1992

The story is about a cycling race of young college-going students, where Aamir Khan as Sanjay took revenge for his brother’s (Ratan) loss from the archrival Deepak Tijori as Shekhar. The story is co-written and produced by Nasir Hussain under the banner of his own Nasir Hussain films. The film had won the Best Film award at the Filmfare Awards at that time.

12- Saala Khadoos

Star Cast: R. Madhavan, Ritika Singh

Director: Sudha Kongara

Release Date: 29 jan. 2016

Saala Khadoos is a bilingual film, The Tamil version of the film names “Irudhi Suttru” which means Final Round. This is a boxing sports film. The movie revolves around two characters R.Madhavan the coach and Ritika Singh the player. There is a remake of this film in Telugu called Guru which was released in 2017.

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Ritika Singh won the National Award for her performance in the film. The movie got three Filmfare Awards also Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress awards.

13- M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Star Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher

Director: Neeraj Pandey

Release Date: 30 Sept. 2016

The movie is a biopic of former Indian cricket captain M.S. Dhoni, it talks about the untold story of Dhoni as the title says. Sushant Singh Rajput is playing the main lead in the role of M.S Dhoni and Kiara Advani as his wife’s (Sakshi Dhoni) role.

The film was dubbed in three other languages Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi. It was produced under the banner of Fox Star Studios.

14- Kai Po Che!

Star Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao, Amit Sadh

Director: Abhishek Kapoor

Release Date: 22 Feb. 2013

The story explores the lives of three best friends who want to open their own sports academy one day. The film also shows the horrific events of the 2002 Gujarat train burning and riots events. Later in the film, their friendship gets tarnished by political discussions and communal hatred. The film made a business of 83 crores which emerged as a commercial success at the box office.

15- Mukkabaaz

Star Cast: Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ravi Kishan

Director: Anurag Kashyap

Release Date: 12 Jan. 2018

Mukkabaaz is a boxing sports film, with a love angle in it. The story talks about a village guy, who falls in love with his coach’s deaf niece, later in the movie, to gain his love he went for training in a different city, to win a fighting championship. Vineet Kumar Singh received positive reviews for his performance in the film by critics. Director Anurag Kashyap co-wrote and produced this film.

16- Sultan

Star Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar

Release Date: 6 July 2016

The film talks of a fictional wrestler, Sultan Ali Khan who is a former world boxing champion and left boxing due to his personal issues. Furthermore, a Pro Takedown founder knows his story and motives him to join his tournament so that after winning he could get his wife back. It’s a story based on mixed martial arts. The film’s budget was 145cr. And it made a business of 623cr. It was a super hit at the box office.

17- Brothers

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez

Director: Karan Malhotra

Release Date: 14 Aug. 2015

Brothers revolve around two brothers rivalry who at the end founds themselves in a mixed martial art’s tournament to show each other, who is better between them. The movie is based on a Hollywood movie called warriors which was released in 2011. Akshay Kumar is playing the role of David Fernandes and Sidharth Malhotra as his younger brother Monty Fernandes.

18- Gold

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh

Director: Reema Kagti

Release Date: 15 Aug. 2018

Gold explores the events of India’s first hockey team’s winning gold medal journey at the summer Olympics in 1948. Star Tv actress Mouni Roy was the debutant in the film. The total business of the film was 158 crore. Akshay Kumar in the role of Tapan Das, who won the first medal for India in the 1948 Olympics.

19- Apne

Star Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty, Kirron Kher

Director: Anil Sharma

Release Date: 29 June 2007

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The film revolves around a family whose all-male members are related to boxing. It’s a sports drama film related to boxing. Where Sunny Deol is playing the role of the elder son, Bobby Deol as his younger brother, and Dharmendra as their Dad’s role. Music is given by Himesh Reshammiya in the film Apne.

20- Patiala house

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor

Director: Nikkhil Advani

Release Date: 11 Feb. 2011

Patiala House is loosely based on former England star spinner Monty Panesar’s life. It is a sports drama film related to the game of cricket. It was a commercial success at the box office. Music is given by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Akshay Kumar is playing the lead role in the movie as Parghatt Singh Kahlon aka Gattu.

21- Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal

Star Cast: Arshad Warsi, John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Boma Irani

Director: Vivek Agnihotri

Release Date: 23 Nov. 2007

This film is highly underrated, neither the IMDb rating nor the box office collection did justice to the film. Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal explores the story of the South Asian community-based in the UK. A sports Drama film related to football. The movie is produced by Ronnie Screwvala Under the banner of UTV Motion pictures.

22- Panga

Star Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jassi Gill

Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Release Date: 24 Jan. 2020

Panga tells the story of a woman former kabaddi champion, who left the sport because of her marriage, later in the movie through his husband and son’s advice she again joins the kabaddi team. The film talks about her comeback to the team. Kangana Ranaut won the National Award for her performance in the film. It was her fourth National Award overall.

23- Chamatkar

Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Urmila Matondkar

Director: Rajiv Mehra

Release Date: 8 July 1992

The film is made under the banner of Eagle Films. It was Shah Rukh Khan’s first film as a lead actor. The movie revolves around a village boy, who comes to Mumbai due to his financial problem, he joins a cricket team as a coach. Music is given by Anu Malik in the film and produced by Pravesh C. Mehra.

24- Toofan

Star Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Release Date: 16 July 2021

It is a sports drama film related to boxing. The story talks about a profiteer guy who extorts people to gain money and fights them in the street if they don’t pay him, due to some circumstances later he joined a boxing club to become a national level fighter. It is a second film of the hit partners Farhan and Rakeysh Mehra after the Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

25- Saand Ki Aankh

Star Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, Praksh Jha

Director: Tushar Hiranandani

Release Date: 25 Oct. 2019

Sand Ki Aankh is a biopic film based on two female shooters of India Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar. The critics praised the feminist theme of the movie, along with the two actresses Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar’s amazing performance in the film. Taapsee Pannu is playing the role of Prakashi Tomar and Bhumi Pednekar as in the role of Chandro Tomar.

26- Sachin: A Billion Dreams

Star Cast: Sachin Tendulkar

Director: James Erskine

Release Date: 26 May 2017

This film needs no introduction as it is on the God of the cricket himself, featuring M.S. Dhoni and Virendra Sehwag is cherry on the top in this biographical film of Sachin Tendulkar. If you are a cricket fan you can’t miss this legendary biopic. It is produced under the banner of 200 NotOut Productions and Carnival Motion Pictures. Music is composed by A.R. Rehman.

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