10 must-watch Biopics based on sports

10 must-watch Biopics based on sports
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In the last couple of years, Indian cinema has come up with some stellar performances, significant roles and exceptional scripts woven into beautiful films. From the story of Phogat sisters to Dhoni’s struggle, from Mary Kom’s untiring effort to Milkha Singh’s achievements, the list goes on.

Dangal (2016)
Dangal is the story of a father, an achiever, who believes in the strength of his daughters. Played by Aamir Khan, Fatima Shaikh & Sanya Malhotra, this is one of Bollywood’s most promising film that highlights the struggles of two national players in making.


M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
Captain Cool played by the TV heartthrob Sushant Singh Rajput made sure Dhoni’s story is well executed. M.S. Dhoni is a well-knit narration of Mahi’s struggles off & on the field, with an edgy script & fantastic performances.

Mary Kom (2014)
Priyanka Chopra’s impeccable portrayal brought Mary Kom’s struggles and triumphs on the silver screen. With her inspiring performance, she encouraged the nation’s youth to pursue the sport. She not only performed well but also bagged a National Award for the same.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Milkha Singh was a prolific track runner for India all through the 70s & this movie documents his life in a terrific manner. Farhan’s charismatic acting and Rakeysh Mehra’s direction have given this story a narration that has touched many hearts.

Paan Singh Tomar (2010)
When Irrfan’s prolific method acting plays on the silver screen, scripts start communicating with the patrons. Paan Singh Tomar is just a film like that. It’s indeed a must-watch for all those who enjoy the perfect blend of sports and Bollywood.

Azhar (2016)
Based on Md. Azharuddin, the former Indian cricketer and captain, this film gives the viewer a feel of the widespread match fixing that was rampant during Azhar’s time.

Moneyball (2011)
This film tells the story of Billy Beane who changed the way player selections worked in Baseball. Billy’s role was played by Brad Pitt and quite needless to say, he nailed it with grace.

I, Tonya (2017)
This film is based on the career of a famous ring skater Tonya Harding. Played by Margot Robbie, I, Tonya is one the most iconic films of the bygone year. Stellar performances, it’s indeed a must watch!

The Hurricane (1999)
One of Denzel Washington’s most exceptional performances, The Hurricane showed the life of charismatic boxer Rubin Carter who had a tumultuous life, full of ups and downs.

Ali (2001)
Who doesn’t know Muhammad Ali? And when it’s played by Will Smith, who wouldn’t want to watch a story based on his life. This is a fantastic feature film that will surely give you an adrenaline rush.

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