5 best Bollywood movies based on Cricket

With the IPL fever going on, one can't wait to get their daily dose of cricket. Indeed, there aren't many games that are as filled with tension, suspense, excitement, and drama as Cricket is. Check out some of the gems in this genre.

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With the IPL fever going on, one can't wait to get their daily dose of cricket. Indeed, there aren't many games that are as filled with tension, suspense, excitement, and drama as Cricket is. The contest between the bat and the ball is India's favorite pastime and well, makes for great fodder for movies too.

So, in no particular order, here are 5 best Bollywood movies based on Cricket to satiate your Cricket cravings this IPL season.

Lagaan

Lagaan - a brain-child of Aamir Khan and Ashutosh Gowariker - two perfectionists, is probably one of Bollywood's best films of all time, and absolutely the best one on this list. A group of villagers play the game of cricket against the people who play it regularly, i.e. Englishmen so that they waive off the villagers' taxes for three years.

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is based on the life of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, apparently most successful Indian captain, whose leadership enabled our team to lift 2007 T20 World Cup, 2010 Asia Cup, 2011 ICC World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. The Neeraj Pandey-directorial stars Sushant Singh Rajput, who brilliantly showcased the ecstasies, agony, struggles, heartbreak, and triumph of the captain cool.

Iqbal

Can you imagine a farmer's son, both hearing impaired and mute, dreaming to make it big in the national cricket team with an alcoholic ex-cricketer as his mentor? Like, what are the odds of that, right? Well, the lead character of this film, Iqbal, played by Shreyas Talpade, fights against all odds and emerges victorious, thus turning his dream into reality.

Ferrari Ki Sawari

A Rajesh Mapuskar directorial, Ferrari Ki Sawari stars Sharman Joshi, Ritvik Sahore, Boman Irani and Paresh Rawal in the sports-drama which is the journey of a boy, who possesses exceptional cricketing skills, and of his father, who does everything in his power to send his son to Lord's.

Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii

Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii is also known by many as the cricketing version of the famous movie ‘Like Mike.' It is a rags-to-riches story based on how a teenager finds inspiration off a Kapil Dev 1983 World Cup winning bat. Coupled with amazing performances and flawless execution, this movie is a perfect Bollywood entertainer.

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