This weekend indulge in the most iconic sporting legends captured in films!
It is no lie that sports recite innumerable lessons of teamwork and perseverance that most fans resonate with. Some of the worthiest battles on the grounds bring like-minded audiences together through unmatched action and sportsmanship. While, broadcasting and live viewing of sports engage audiences like no other form of entertainment, here are the top 5 films which brought the thrill and valour of the most iconic legends on-screens.
Chak De India
Chak De! India was the blockbuster sports film from the mid 2000’s which popularised hockey amongst the Indian audiences. In Chak De! India, Shah Rukh Khan plays the iconic role of Kabir Khan, an ex-hockey player and a coach of the women’s national hockey team. Fueled by an undying passion to serve the country through sports, the film follows a delightful victory of team India led by Kabir.
Next Goal Wins
Next Goal Wins sheds light on the story of the legendary soccer coach Thomas Rongen who led the team of American Samoa to victory in 2014, proving the fact that it takes an extraordinary coach to lead an ordinary team to glory.
The film is directed by academic award winning director Taika Waititi, and stars Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss in pivotal roles.
Next Goal Wins will be releasing in theatres across India on 2nd February
While the previous films directly peep into the legendary national teams, Dangal is a tale of a humble father’s wrestling wishes guiding his daughters to successful wrestling careers. Aamir Khan was seeing essaying the role of the ex-wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. The film captures the beautiful journey of a wrestling spectacle amidst the duo’s challenging circumstances.
Jhund is the tale of coach Vijay Barse – a retired sports teacher helmed by the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. The film weaves a beautiful tale of an ambitious coach who takes on the challenge of shaping a football team of slum-dwelling children to a national tournament, sketching out some of the most monumental players from unlikely beginnings.
Gold walks through the pursuits of coach Tapan Das who ignites a dream of winning the first gold medal for the Indian hockey team. Played by the beloved actor Akshay Kumar, Tapan Das reflects upon the dreams and visions of the youth from a newly independent India. The film is loosely based on India’s first ever victory of 1948.
Bigil delves deep into the life of ex-footballer Michael, headlined by Thalapathy Vijay. The film showcases a thrilling reconciliation of Michael leaving behind a life of violence and aggression from haunting memories of his late father, to a spectacular journey of reconciliation with the sport as a celebrated manager of a football team.