Best Bollywood Sports Biopics On Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar
Best Sports biopics

Dangal to Mary Kom: We have compiled the list of best sports biopics of Bollywood streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar.

There’s something about biopics that attract people, particularly sports biopics. That urge to dig deeper into the journeys of the sportsperson you’ve been following is unparalleled and Bollywood directors seem to know it too well. In addition, these sportspersons enjoy huge fandom across the country. Probably that is the reason why Bollywood has been releasing biopics every now and then.

The lockdown has pushed back the release of several movies including Ranveer Singh’s ’83 and Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan, which are based on India’s World-Cup triumph and the life of Syed Abdul Rahim, respectively. While the audience is eagerly waiting for these movies to release, we bring to you the best sports biopics of Bollywood which will be both inspiring and entertaining. Let’s go:

Mary Kom (2014)

The film depicts Mary Kom’s inspirational journey of becoming a boxer by overcoming financial and physical challenges. It focuses on her victory at the 2008 World Boxing Championships in Ningbo which put the spotlight on her. The movie is worth a watch for its stellar performances and focused narrative.

Director: Omung Kumar

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Sunil Thapa, Darshan Kumar, Shishir Sharma

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Where to watch: Netflix

Soorma (2018)

The film follows the journey of Sandeep Singh, a national-level hockey player, who made a miraculous comeback after facing a near-death experience through sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting passion for the sport. It has an engaging screenplay coupled with terrific performances and a scintillating background score which make it a great watch.

Director: Shaad Ali

Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu, Satish Kaushik, Angad Bedi

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Where to watch: Netflix

Gold (2018)

The film is based on the inspiring story of India’s first gold medal win as an independent nation at the 1948 Olympics in London. It should be praised for its stellar production design and costumes, which play an integral part in depicting the era. In addition, the cinematography and the background score stand out and elevate the entire film.

Director: Reema Kagti

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sunny Kaushal, Vineet Kumar Singh, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Budhia Singh: Born To Run (2015)

The film is based on Budhia Singh, who has been acclaimed as the world’s youngest marathon runner. It is believed that Singh ran over 48 marathons when he was only five years old. The film is realistically shot and has a focused narrative which will keep the audience engaged.

Director: Somendra Padhi

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Tillotama Shome, Mayur Mahendra, Gajraj Rao

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Where to watch: Netflix

M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story (2015)

The film is based on the life of former Test, One-day International (ODI) and T20I captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. It portrays the hardships he had to face and the challenges he had to overcome in order to fulfil his dream of representing the country on the cricket field.

Director: Neeraj Pandey

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, Kumud Mishra, Anupam Kher

IMDb Rating: 7.7.

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Bhaag Milka Bhaag (2013)

The film is based on the life of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete, who put spearheaded the athletics contingent of the country during his prime. It portrays Singh’s journey where he battles his personal demons and emerges victoriously. The movie is regarded as one of the best sports biopics of Bollywood.

Director: Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Yograj Singh

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Where to watch: Netflix

Paan Singh Tomar(2012)

Paan Singh Tomar is easily one of the best biopics, Bollywood has ever produced. It tells the story of the athlete-turned dacoit Paan Singh Tomar. The film highlights the poor living standards of our Indian athletes, who struggle to make ends meet, despite winning laurels for the country. It should be praised for its realistic portrayal of the dacoits present in the Chambal Valley. In the end, it criticizes the government’s inefficiency to look after its athletes.

Director: Tighmanshu Dhulia

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma, Nawazuddin Siddiquie, and Brijesh Kala

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Dangal (2016)

The film is based on Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler, who decides to fulfil his dream of winning a gold medal for his country through his daughters by training them for the Commonwealth Games. It portrays the challenges Mahavir had to face due to the social stigma attached to women wrestling. The film was a record-breaking commercial success and is regarded as the highest-grossing Indian film ever.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari

Cast: Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Sheik, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Sakshi Tanwar

IMDb Rating: 8.4

Where to watch: Netflix

So, these are the best Bollywood sports biopics streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar.


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