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The Top 10 Best Bollywood Cricket Movies To Watch

By Akanksha - December 10, 2023 12:10 PM

Bollywood cricket movies are unlike any other, as it is understandable given that in a country like India, cricket is not only seen as a sport but also as an emotion that the majority of people can relate to. An on-field India vs. Pakistan encounter in the ICC World Cup may be almost as exciting as a fantastic Hindi movie or television series about cricket.

Excitation is derived from a fondness for a gripping factual or fictitious film centred around the sport. These breathtaking films can arouse intense feelings while presenting cricket's drama and unbridled passion in a larger-than-life setting. Audiences are consistently moved by the inspiring journeys, suspenseful climaxes, and rising of the underdog clichés.

The Top 10 Best Bollywood Cricket Movies To Watch

Watch these films, which are ranked descendingly on IMDb and were based on cricket, if you're a die-hard fan.

1. Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017)

Sachin A Billion Dreams

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  • Directed by: James Erskine
  • Cast: Sachin Tendulkar, Mikail Gandhi, Anjali Tendulkar
  • IMDb rating: 8.5

This moving documentary provides a poignant look inside the life of Sachin Tendulkar, the great. It chronicles Tendulkar's development from a little boy to the iconic cricket player of India, including both his achievements and setbacks. It offers a true-to-life account of his life with interviews and real-life videos with the cricket player, his friends, and his family. Sachin presents a distinct viewpoint on one of the greatest batters in cricket history and sets itself apart from other biopics of cricket players with its factual approach.

2. Kaun Pravin Tambe? (2022)

Kaun Pravin Tambe

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  • Directed by: Jayprad Desai
  • Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Gaurav Kamble, Arif Zakaria
  • IMDb rating: 8.3

The inspirational story of Indian cricketer Pravin Tambe, who made his international debut in his 40s overall odds, is told in Kaun Pravin Tambe. The movie highlights Tambe's challenges and victories while highlighting the strength of faith and willpower. It goes into the intricacies of the player's character while deftly capturing his journey. In addition to Ashish Vidyarthi and Parambrata Chattopadhyay giving excellent performances that deepen the story, Shreyas Talpade gives a standout performance in the movie. The movie inspires viewers to follow their aspirations and is worth seeing despite a few flaws.

3. Iqbal (2005)

Iqbal (2005)

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  • Directed by: Nagesh Kukunoor
  • Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Naseeruddin Shah, Shweta Basu Prasad
  • IMDb rating: 8.1

Iqbal is a timeless classic and one of the finest Bollywood cricket films ever created. It takes us inside the desires and hardships of a deaf-mute youngster named Iqbal who wants to play professional cricket. Talpade's portrayal effectively captures Iqbal's tenacity as he overcomes obstacles with the help of his sister Khadija, marking another acting achievement. The movie follows his path from training on a little plot of land to receiving instruction at a cricket academy from a shattered ex-player named Mohit, who is poignantly played by Naseeruddin Shah. Iqbal is a masterwork that shows resiliency and optimism while examining topics of poverty, family dynamics, and handicap.

4. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)


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  • Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker
  • Cast: Aamir Khan, Raghubir Yadav, Gracy Singh
  • IMDb rating: 8.1

A list of the greatest cricket films would be incomplete without including the renowned Bollywood film Lagaan. It is a cinematic masterpiece starring Aamir Khan that masterfully combines the beauty of Indian film with cricket to create a story that speaks to every person in the nation. The narrative, which represents the unbreakable spirit of India during the colonial era, depicts the struggle of an inexperienced rural team trying to defeat the British at their sport to endure a harsh tax regime. Beyond its artistic excellence, Lagaan captures the evolution of cricket in India from a colonial sport to a source of pride for the country. The film is a priceless work of Indian cinema history because it personifies ideas of tenacity, solidarity, and victory over all obstacles.

5. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

M.S. Dhoni

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  • Directed by: Mathur Goswami, Neeraj Pandey
  • Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher
  • IMDb rating: 8

The remarkable journey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's adored Captain Cool, is chronicled in this moving biography. The late Sushant Singh Rajput played Dhoni superbly. It pays homage to Dhoni's friends and family for their steadfast support as he progresses from Ranchi's young cricket player to the victorious captain of the Indian cricket team. At Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, during the thrilling ICC Cricket World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka, Sushant's rendition of Dhoni steals the show. The story recounts his early years, his romantic relationships, his hardships, and the tenacity that helped him overcome obstacles in his personal and professional life.

6. 83 (2021)


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  • Directed by: Mathur Goswami, Neeraj Pandey
  • Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher
  • IMDb rating: 8

83, a cricket movie that was released in 2021, has generated the greatest hype recently because of its ensemble cast, which includes actors like Saqib Saleem, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi, and Tahir Raj Bhasin. Because of their fan bases and the excitement around former World Cup captain Kapil Dev, the movie became an enormous hit. The amazing trip through the Indian national cricket team's historic win at the 1983 Cricket World Cup is provided by the biographical sports film. This cinematic masterpiece depicts a world that had lost faith in Team India, only to see a historic comeback on the cricket pitch. It's a story of tenacity, dedication, and believing in the impossible.

7. Jersey (2022)


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  • Directed by: Gowtam Tinnanuri
  • Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur
  • IMDb rating: 7.3

Jersey is a sports drama that marks filmmaker Gowtam Tinnanuri's stunning Bollywood debut. It is a Hindi version of his 2019 Telugu-language film of the same name, which starred South superstar Nani. The Hindi version follows Shahid Kapoor as he takes on the role of a former cricketer going through a financial crisis who makes an astonishing comeback to the sport in order to fulfil his son's desire to possess a beloved shirt. This touching story demonstrates the power of aspirations, second chances, and the extent to which people will go for their families. That is one cool watch!

8. Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012)

Ferrari Ki Sawaari

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  • Directed by: Rajesh Mapuskar
  • Cast: Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Ritvik Sahore
  • IMDb rating: 6.4

Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a joyful, lighthearted Bollywood film about a guy named Rusy who goes to a tremendous extent to fulfil his son's ambition of playing at Lord's Cricket Ground. During the chase, he steals a Ferrari. When they find the stolen automobile belongs to none other than cricket great Sachin Tendulkar, the narrative takes a pleasant turn. This feel-good movie will leave you feeling encouraged.

9. Azhar (2016)


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  • Directed by: Anthony D’Souza
  • Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai
  • IMDb rating: 5.7

The life of former Indian cricket team captain Muhammad Azharuddin is explored in the Bollywood biopic. Playing Azharuddin, Emraan Hashmi captures the highs and lows of his cricket career. A realistic look at the life of a professional cricket player is given in this well-made movie, which highlights the intricacies and difficulties that come with the job. The movie was warmly welcomed at the box office despite receiving positive reviews from critics.

10. Shabaash Mithu (2022)

Shabaash Mithu

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  • Directed by: Srijit Mukherji
  • Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Vijay Raaz, Richard Bhakti Klein
  • IMDb rating: 5.5

Another biographical sports drama, Shabaash Mithu, tells the inspiring story of Mithali Raj, the former captain of the Indian women's cricket team in both Test and ODI cricket. In the lead part of Mithali, Taapsee Pannu gives an engrossing performance that chronicles her journey through highs and lows as well as her moments of triumph in women's cricket. Despite its lack of financial success, the movie gives women's cricket much-needed attention.

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Akanksha Sinha

I'm Akanksha Sinha, an expert in writing sports blogs, news, and various articles for entertainment and more. I bring a unique flair to my work, providing insightful perspectives on the world of sports.

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