Here ilulbilu.com provides 18 cricket related movies list in Bollywood history. This year 2016 for Bollywood would probably remember as the year of sports biographical films as two big Cricket based film will hit the screens in coming months. Cricket is considered as a religion in our country and it has very special place in every Indian’s heart. There have been a good number of Hindi films made on Cricket and appreciated by the people as well. Here we bring you the list of Bollywood films made on Cricket.
18- M.S. Dhoni-The Untold Story (2016)
This is a biographical film based on the life of Indian Cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The film will show the struggles faced by this small town lad to become member of team India. How this ticket collector would become Indian Captain and eventually led the team to win the World Cup for the country.
17- Azhar (2016)
Azhar is another biopic on former Indian Cricket Captain Mohammad Azharuddin, can also put another benchmark on Bollywood cricket related movies. The film will focus on the max fixing scandal that brings thunder stormed the Indian Cricket Board in 1999 in which Azhar was banned by the judiciary.
16- Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012)
Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a comedy sports drama revolves around a little boy Kayo, who is a cricket enthusiastic and only plays cricket. His father (Sharman Joshi), who is a middle class employee, supports his son in every possible aspect to fulfill his dream of playing at Lords Cricket ground. In between, Sachin Tendulkar owned Ferrari plays a very important part in his dream.
15- Patiala House (2011)
This is a family drama in which Gurtej Kahlon (Rishi Kapoor), who lives with his family in London hates English as he was assaulted by a group of Britons to get away from here. His son Gattu (Akshay Kumar) is a talented cricketer and selected for England National team despite against his father’s will. This film also includes number of Cricketers like Pollard, Bret Lee and Symonds.
14- World Cup 2011(2009)
The film revolves around Ravi (Ravi Kapoor), captain of Indian team, caught in fixing to receive money from a bookie to lose the 2007 World Cup Final against Pakistan. Ravi, along with the entire team loses their place in the side and banned for four years. They are slammed by their families, friends and the closed ones. They lost almost everything before the selection committee on Ravi’s insistence, brings backs the team for the World Cup 2011. They won it finally and bring backs the glory.
13- Dil Bole Hadipaa (2009)
Dil Bole Hadipaa is a romantic-drama set in the backdrop of Cricket. Veera Kaur (Rani Mukherjee) is an aspiring Cricketer and wants to become champion cricketer. Rohan (Shahid Kapoor) conducts a trial session for the selection and Veera got selected but rest is the disaster as Veera has to play dual characters. Lots of mess up in the middle but ends in a smoother way.
12- Victory (2009)
This is the single Cricket movie till date that includes as many as former and current cricketers such as Allan Border, Tony Greig, Mohinder Amarnath, Mike Hussey, Smith and many more. Vijay Shekhawat (Harman Baweja) gets the chance to play for India but due to his undisciplined life loses his place in the side. Later on with his hard work, he gets back to his place and won matches to the country.
11- Jannat (2008)
Jannat is related to cricket gambling. There is a guy Arjun (Emraan Hashmi) who is a small cricket gambler who put his money in betting and reaches to immense heights and becomes rich but very soon he caught by the Police and he has to choose between illegal profession and his lady love Zoya (Sonal Chauhan).
10- Meerabai Not Out (2008)
Meerabai Not Out is the story of Meera (Mandira Bedi) who is a diehard Cricket lover and a big fan of Anil Kumble. She is so obsessed by the game that she makes up late in her own wedding with Dr. Arjun (Eijaz Khan). This makes Arjun’s father (Anupam Kher) impatient. Later on at the end of climax, Arjun’s father forced to ask cricket related question to Meera to win a quiz contest.
9- Chain Khuli Ki Main Kulii (2007)
This is another popular Cricket film revolves around a 13 year old boy Karan (Zain Khan), who is a cricket enthusiastic and a fan of Kapil Dev’s 175 not out in 1983 World Cup. Luckily he got that bat used by Kapil in that innings and eventually transformed his fortunes and he becomes the youngest cricketer to play for country. But later on things get uglier when his bat gets missing just before the final match. There are lots of drama involves in the film.
8- Hattrick (2007)
Hattrick is the story of four people including an ex-cricketer David (Danny Denzongpa), Dr. Satyajit Chavan Hemu Patel, an English immigrant and Sarabjit Singh (Kunal Kapoor), a cricket lover. There is a debate between these all about whether watching Cricket is a waste of time or not but at the end, Cricket solves the problems in their respective lives.
7- Say Salaam India (2007)
Say Salaam India is a realistic kind of movie related to school cricket. It is basically film revolve around a cricket contest between two schools Royal Heritage School and Adarsh Vidya Mandir.
6- Iqbal (2005)
Iqbal is one of the finest cricket films of Bollywood which also gives a motivational message to our society. There is a deaf and dumb boy Iqbal (Shreyas Talpade) who is an aspiring cricketer and wants to be part of the National Cricket Team but due to his poor financial conditions and an anti-cricketer father but he finally got the supervision of an ex-cricketer (Naseeruddin Shah), he lives his dream and play for India.
5- Stumped (2003)
This was the debut film of Raveena Tandon as a producer. The story of the film is set up when India fights against Pakistan at Kargil, on the other hand, Cricket World Cup was also taken place in English. The residents of Happy Home society are keen to watch the world cup when their fellow resident Major Raghav Seth goes in the war and missing. Raveena as his wife is helpless as the society concentrate on Cricket. Various cricketers including Sachin, Kapil Dev and Yuvraaj Singh were also part of this film.
4- Lagaan (2001)
Lagaan is without any doubt the benchmark film for Cricket related Movies. It is basically a combo of cricket and patriotism. Set in the British period when high taxes were imposed to poor Indians, the story revolves around a small village and people live there under challenging situations.
An arrogant officer angrily challenges them to have a game of cricket to avoid taxes. Bhuvan (Aamir Khan) accepts this challenge and prepare the villagers to play the match. The match becomes interesting and Villagers need a six in the last ball to win the match. Bhuvan is on strike and at the end he hit the ball hard to get out the ground and eventually wins the match.
3- Awwal Number (1990)
Awwal Number is another cricket film by Dev Anand, this time as a director. He also plays important role in the film which revolves around a new cricket star Sunny (Aamir Khan) included in the team in place of another popular player Ronny (Aditya Pancholi). It created hatred in the mind of Ronny towards Sunny and he decided to take revenge.
2- All Rounder (1984)
All Rounder is the first film made on cricket after the World Cup victory of Indian Team in 1983. The film is the story of a young cricketer Ajay (Kumar Gaurav), who with the support of his elder brother Birju (Ajay Mehra) makes his place in Indian Test side but for the expense of star player Vikram (Shakti Kapoor). Vikram tries everything to take revenge from Ajay by getting him drunk but later on he gets back to the Indian side with his hard work.
1- Love Marriage (1959)
Love marriage movie is on the first position of our Cricket related Movies list. Directed by Subodh Mukherjii, Love Marriage revolves around a star cricketer Sunil Kumar (Dev Anand) who plays cricket for his home city Jhansi and lives with his brother’s family. Later on, Sunil moves Bombay for a job interview and lives in a rented house. He falls in love with landlord’s daughter (Mala Sinha) and they both married. This film is known for its iconic duet song of Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar Dheere Dheere Chal Chand Gagan Mein.