ICC Cricket World Cup already started from 30th May and the craze for the cricket is already in full flow. In India, arguably cricket fans are more than movie fans. There is a saying that Cricket is not a game, it is a religion in India. There are millions of fans for this game all-round the world. During the World cup, surely there will not much crowd at the theatres and multiplexes. One of the biggest film industry Bollywood has also made several movies based on this game. Check out the various movies based on Cricket which is a treat for Cricket Lovers.
Aamir Khan starrer Blockbuster movie Lagaan from the year 2001 was based on Cricket. It was a periodic drama directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar. The 3 hours 44 minutes movie broke many records at the box-office. Lagaan was the third Indian movie after Mother India (1957) and Salaam Bombay (1988) to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
2. Dil Bole Hadippa!
2009 film Dil Bole Hadippa! staring Rani Mukerji and Shahid Kapoor was a box office hit. The movie is a story of Veera played by Rani Mukerji who pretend to be a man to join all-man cricket team.
3. MS Dhoni – The Untold Story
The biopic of Indian Cricket player MS Dhoni was released in 2016 and was one of the highest grossing movies of the year. The movie was based on the life of former Test, T20 and ODI captain of India MS Dhoni. The movie highlights the life of MS Dhoni through a series of life events. Sushant Singh Rajput portrayed the role of MS Dhoni in the movie. You will also be able to see MS Dhoni 6 from the World Cup 2011 final in the movie.
The movie Azhar was based on the life of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. Released in 2016, Emraan Hashmi portrayed the character of Mohammad Azharuddin. The movie has shown the life of Azhar from childhood to the match-fixing incident.
5. Sachin: A Billion Dreams
Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a 2017 docudrama movie of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. The movie showcase the life of Sachin Tendulkar’s cricket and personal life. This movie is a treat to all the fans of Sachin Tendulkar.
Iqbal is also based on cricket directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. Released in 2005, Shreyas Talpade played a titular role in the movie. It is a story of Iqbal who is dumb but has an affection for playing cricket, especially to become a bowler. Naseeruddin Shah played the role of former Cricketer who helps Iqbal fulfill his dream. Kapil Dev was also seen in a cameo role in Iqbal.
Next year, movie 83 is coming which will show us India’s first World Cup win in 1983. Ranveer Singh will be seen playing the role of Kapil Dev. These were the Bollywood movies which were based in Cricket. Which one is your favorite? Do you think any other movie which should be made on the list? Let us know in the comments below.