The entire nation awaits the release of the movie MS Dhoni : The Untold Story with bated breath. The rags to riches story of the cool, beloved and popular ‘Mahi’ appeals to every strata of the Indian society. Before the movie hits the theatres this Friday, the Sportsrush takes a look at the best Bollywood sport movies.
This epic Bollywood film wonderfully combined the oppressive colonial rule with the heartbeat of the nation : Cricket. It was among the biggest box office hits of 2001 and India’s official entrant for the Oscars. Moreover, it was ranked 55 in the Empire magazines “The 100 Best Films of World Cinema”.
The movie features a cricket match between the villagers and the ruling Britishers. A wonderful story ensues wherein the villagers put aside their differences and play to fight against stringent taxation laws. Moreover, a special mention ought to be given to the unique skillsets of the players and the way it is displayed on screen.
The very fact that the movie made a mark in the Oscars signifies its importance and hence will always be among the best Bollywood sport movies.