It’s the season for cricket in India. As India bags back-to-back wins in the World Cup 2023, we bring you a list of motivational cricket movies. Cricket, one of the most popular sports televised around the world, has also had a significant impact on film. It is also a sport that lends itself well to becoming the subject of a film, whether drama or documentary.
For the past two decades, cricket and cinema have been two of every Indian’s great passions. The two great fields are an integral part of Indian culture, differing in some ways but primarily aimed at public entertainment. While the film focuses on fiction, cricket is clearly a reality. Through the years, Hindi films have certainly celebrated cricket in all its glory. The sport has consistently ruled the silver screen, whether as a setting for a rom-com or to narrate the journey of a cricketer himself. Bring out your blue jerseys and prepare to cheer for India once more with these cricket-themed films.
Films to watch after Cricket World Cup 2023:
Year of release: 2005
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
IMDB rating: 8.1/10
OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video
Storyline: Iqbal, a boy who is deaf and mute, aspires to play for the Indian cricket team. When his health prevents him from being selected, he asks a retired coach to train him.
Year of release: 2001
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
IMDB rating: 8.1/10
OTT platform: Netflix
Storyline: During the British Raj, a farmer named Bhuvan accepts Captain Andrew Russell’s challenge to beat his team in a game of cricket and allow his village to avoid paying taxes for the next three years.
Year of release: 2023
Director: R. Balki
IMDB rating: 8.3/10
OTT platform: Zee5
Storyline: Young batting sensation Anina suffers a right-hand injury on the eve of her international debut. A failed cricketer comes into her life and gives her new hope. She became a bowler for the Indian cricket team thanks to innovative training, and they invented a new bowling style.