Cricket is the most watched and celebrated sport in India. There are a huge number of viewers and fans of cricket in India. Indian cricket has recently reached new heights. Credits go to the gems of modern Indian cricket, including MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and others. The Indian cricket team has advanced to the semi-finals of this year’s T20 World Cup. With the current form and authority that Team India is displaying in the sport, it is expected that the team, led by Rohit Sharma and coached by Rahul Dravid, will maintain this spirit. Best wishes to Team India on behalf of crores of Indians.
As we all know, there are many films made about cricket in India. While some are based on game inspirations, others are biopics based on champion players and iconic moments. So, in order to cheer for our country during the World Cup, let us recall and discuss the best cricket biopics made in India.
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Best Cricket Biopic Movies:
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story:
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is India’s best biopic on cricket to date. The film covers all the events in the life of India’s most successful captain, MS Dhoni. The film is written and directed by Neeraj Pandey. Sushant Singh Rajput played the role of MS Dhoni in the film. Disha Patani and Kiara Advani played the female leads in the film. The film was released in multiple languages in more than 60 countries. It was also one of the highest-grossing Indian films of the year, with a box office collection of around 220 crores. MS Dhoni’s biopic not only impressed the general public but was also loved by the legends of the game. MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is available on Hotstar.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams
Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a documentary sports film based on the incidents and events that happened in the life of the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. The film is written and directed by James Erskine. 200 Not Out Productions and Carnival Motion Pictures together produced the film. Sachin: A Billion Dreams also stars Sehwag, Dhoni, Yuvraj, and many other players from the Indian cricket team in special cameos. AR Rahman composed the music for the film. Sachin: A Billion Dreams gives the audience the nostalgic feeling of watching the story of the master of the game. The film is available on Sony LIV and Sun NXT.
83 is a truly inspirational film for today’s cricketers, focusing on India’s journey to winning the 1983 World Cup in England. The film is written and directed by Kabir Khan. Kabir Khan Films, Deepika Padukone, and Reliance Entertainment produced the film. Ranveer Singh played the role of Kapil Dev, the captain of the Indian cricket team in the 1983 World Cup. Kabir Khan worked hard to ensure that all of the other actors looked exactly like the team’s players. The film perfectly presents the glory of Indian cricket. 83 is undoubtedly one of the best-ever biopics in Indian cinema. The inspiration will last a long time. 83 is available on Netflix and Hotstar.
Azhar is a biopic about Mohammad Azharuddin, the former captain of the Indian cricket team. The film revolves around the plot of Azhar’s match-fixing in the game. The film deals with the many controversies surrounding Azharuddin in Indian cricket history. Rajat Aroraa and Tony D’Souza together delivered an entertaining and informative film that gave clarity on many issues. Emraan Hashmi played the role of Azharuddin in the film.
Kaun Pravin Tambe?:
Kaun Pravin Tambe? is a film based on the life of Pravin Tambe and his struggles in his cricketing career. Shreyas Talpade played the role of Pravin Tambe in the film. Jayprad Desai is the director of the film. The film was released on Disney Plus Hotstar and impressed the audience, particularly cricket lovers. The drama in the film is really fascinating.
Let us hope that more biopics are made in the future so that the lives and careers of many more Indian cricketers can inspire future generations. Biopics on Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Vinod Kambli, Virat Kohli, and many others are awaited in the future.