Five Indian movies for the absolute cricket lover

Cricket and movies are every Indian’s weakness. They say cricket is not just a game but a religion in India. It’s a big topic even in Indian movies. With South Africa v India ODI series happening next and Indians getting anxious, here is a list of 5 movies that would lift the spirits of all cricket lovers.

Let’s look.

Lagan (2001)

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Lagaan directed by Ashutosh Gowariker is one of the defining films of Indian cinema which received an Oscar nomination. The plot of the film is set in pre-independence India when a local British officer challenges villagers to play a match of cricket. The officer promised that if the villagers win, he will forgive the region’s tax collection for three years, but if they lose, they will have to pay double the tax. The villagers accept the challenge and play the game, which they win. The film stars Aamir Khan in the lead role.

Iqbal (2005)

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‘Iqbal’ is a simple film with a powerful message. Nagesh Kukunoor directed the film, which was produced by Subhash Ghai. Actor Shreyas Talpade played the role of a deaf and dumb cricketer. This film unveiled a motivational side of the old sports drama.

Chain Kulli Ki Main Kulli (2007)

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The film is directed by Karanjeet Saluja and stars Zain Khan in the lead role. The film shows a 13-year-old cricket fanatic discovering Kapil Dev’s bat, which he used to score 175 goals in a 1983 World Cup match. The bat is said to be magic, but Zain Khan loses her before the main game. The film silently delivers the idea of ​​believing in oneself.

MS Dhoni – The Untold Story (2016)

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The film directed by Neeraj Pandey tells the story of captain Cool of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni. It sheds light on the childhood and early years of one of India’s most decorated cricket captains. The role of Dhoni was played by the late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. The film received a lot of positive feedback from the audience.

Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017)

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The film is a docu-drama based on the life of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, also known as The God of Cricket and The Master Blaster. Tendulkar himself can be seen in the film telling his life story. The film touches the audience for emotional reasons.

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