From Lagaan To 83 - 5 Bollywood Films Based on Cricket

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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, this period drama/sports film is set during the British colonial era in India. It tells the story of a group of villagers who challenge British officers to a cricket match to avoid paying oppressive taxes.

Iqbal (2005)

Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, Iqbal is a heartwarming story about a deaf and mute boy from a rural village who aspires to become a cricketer. He overcomes numerous challenges to pursue his dream.

Azhar (2016):

This biographical drama is based on the life of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, portrayed by Emraan Hashmi. The film explores his cricketing career, controversies, and personal life.

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

Directed by Neeraj Pandey, this biographical film focuses on the life of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of India's most successful cricket captains. Sushant Singh Rajput played the titular role.

83 (2021):

Directed by Kabir Khan, 83 is a sports drama that reenacts India's historic victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Ranveer Singh portrays Kapil Dev, the captain of the Indian cricket team during that tournament.

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