Lagaan,Iqbaal,Panga. Bollywood’s sports drama movies that are not biopics

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Sports are deeply rooted in the hearts of the Indian Audience, and thus making movies that are based on sports are definitely cash-grabs for filmmakers. We present you 21 Bollywood’s sports drama movies that are very entertaining and these are not biopics.

1. Love Marriage (1959)

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In a vintage era, this movie starring Dev Anand and Mala Sinha is a surprise and fresh story where a budding cricketer falls for a girl and loses his interest in cricket. What makes this movie fresh is the new concept of adding sports story in the movie.

2. All Rounder (1984)

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The World Cup-winning event makes the sports film popular like never before. In the very next year, All-rounder hits the screen where the protagonist is a star cricketer and trapped into a false case of fixing. It is the dramatic story of a stunning comeback.

3. Boxer (1984)

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It is a family melodrama movie where the father loses a fight and reputation in boxing. The son, later on, challenges the reigning champion in boxing to regain the reputation.

4. Hip Hip Hurray (1984)

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Prakash Jha started his career with sports drama before making political drama. It’s a story of a computer engineer who also works as a sports instructor. Later on, he became the captain of the football team who has to win the tournament to prove his worth.

5. Awwal Number (1990)

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It is a story of cricket where a player tries to replace another in the team. This film stars Aamir Khan in the lead role.

6. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

It is a movie where different schools races to win tournaments. This highlights the cycling tournaments in the best way possible.

7. Lagaan (2001)

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It is a bizarre concept by one of the great directors in India. A cricket match to repay Lagaan between Indian farmers and Britishers.

8. Iqbal (2005)

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You see Shreyas’ best work yet in the movie Iqbal that focused on bowling and its ingredients. It shows how a cricket-obsessed deaf and mute boy enters into the cricket field.

9. Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007)

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An amazing movie on football that tells the story of a Football club to win the football championship. It gets a positive response from the critics.

10. Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007)

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It is a film that shows the car racing. In the movie, Saif’s character is a successful car racer who gets off track and fight back to overcome his fear.

11. Apne (2007)

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Apne shows the dramatic angel of wrestling where a father’s dream to be a champion and tries to redeem his tainted boxing career through his son.

12. Patiala House (2011)

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Patiala House is another cricket movie that shows how an Indian man plays for England. Akshay Kumar wins everyone’s heart in this movie.

13. Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii (2007)

– It is a story where the protagonist gets a magical bat and becomes the cricket sensations. It’s a funny tale and a good watch for kids.

14. Striker (2010)

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Finally a movie that is very different as it is based on carrom. In the movie, the protagonist is a star carrom player but loses his passion as he is more devoted to going to Dubai.

15. Hawaa Hawaai (2014)

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It is a light-hearted film that unravels the journey of a young child and his journey towards becoming a champion skater.

16. Brothers (2015)

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It is a sports drama and a clash between two brothers in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). It is the remake of Hollywood movie Warrior.

17. Saala Khadoos (2016)

It is a story about boxing where boxer fails to make big in his career because of dirty politics. R Madhavan gets lots of praise for his performance.

18. Sultan (2016)

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One of the highest-grossing movies of Salman Khan is based on Pehlwani and World Wrestling championship.

19. Mukkabaaz (2017)

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Mukkabaaz follows the journey of a sportsman who ends without seeing the good light of fortune in the Sports Industry.

20. Panga (2020)

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The latest in the list is Panga. Panga is the story of a woman who decides to return to the Kabaddi ground after marriage and motherhood.

21. Toofan (2020)

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And don’t forget the upcoming movie Toofan starring Farhan Akhtar that is based on boxing. The first look and poster of the movie look very promising.