Sports movies are now becoming highly popular in India and filmmakers are constantly creating biographies on the stars who have won laurels for the country. Even though India is mostly a cricket-crazy country, biopics of sportspersons from different sports have become highly popular among the audience. Mary Kom (boxing), Soorma (hockey), and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (track and field racing) have aroused curiosity for their respective games and India is finally ready to explore the world of sports beyond cricket.
So if you are a fan of football, here are the Bollywood movies you must watch:
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
Starring John Abraham in the lead role, this film traced the journey of an Indian-origin football team in the UK. Fans of English football will particularly enjoy this movie as it takes you into the dressing room of the prestigious Manchester United Football Club in one of its scenes.
This political drama featured Parzan Dastur in the lead with R. Madhavan, Sanjay Suri, and Ayesha Kapoor in other pivotal roles. The story revolved around a football-loving boy, who gets embroiled in a political controversy in the conflicted area of Kashmir.
The movie that gave Bollywood eternal melodies like “Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re” and “Kya Khabar Kya Pata” was actually based on a boy who loved football but gave up his dream so that his sister could be happily married.
A classic story of an underdog, this award-winning film starred Irrfan Khan as a coach who helps an underprivileged child fulfil his dream of playing football, even if it means he has to play for his rival team.
Hip Hip Hurray
Directed by Prakash Jha, this film is the story of a computer engineer, who takes up a temporary job in a school as sports instructor, where he leads the school team to victory in a highly anticipated football game.