Bollywood hasn’t always got the cricket film right, but cricketers have often expressed their love for the movies. We asked Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan to pick the films they use as stress busters.
“Sholay is one of my all time favourites. I would watch the film again and again. (I think) I have watched it may be three dozen times. It’s such a complete entertainer. Gabbar was my favourite character and I would practice some of his dialogues as well. We would often discuss Amitabh (Bachchan) and Dharmendra’s roles too. There were plenty of moments in that movie which we still talk about and some dialogues. ‘Hum angrezon ke zamane ke jailer hai’ by Asrani is one that’s very popular amongst us.”
“A story well told always gets me hooked If it had not been for cricket I would have been an aimless wanderer like in Lakshya or Rock On!! May be that’s why it made an impact on me.
Friends have always played a major part in my life – sharing my dreams, frustrations sorrow and joy . So some of my favourite films are 3 Idiots, Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Lastly, Chak De! India is a tells a story of a team and is based on a team sport and the struggles that come with it.”
“Mostly we guys watch Netflix. I loved 3 Idiots because we related to the college life. And obviously, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was a great love story growing up.”