India is a country that enjoys its sports. In Indian cinema, sports biopics have long been a staple. In recent decades, there have been films like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Paan Singh Tomar and Mary Kom that set the pattern and style to follow.
Here is a list of the 7 upcoming sports biopics that will likely be available to watch on OTT in this year:
1. Chakda ‘Xpress
Jhulan Goswami’s quest for the record for most ODI wickets is chronicled in Chakda ‘Xpress. Along with Australia’s Lynn Fullston, Goswami has taken 39 wickets overall in the Women’s ICC World Cup’s history.
In the movie, Anushka Sharma will play Jhulan. In order to create a great sporting career, the movie depicts Jhulan overcoming the misogynistic politics around her. Netflix will make the movie accessible.
The movie is based on the motivational life of Indian batter Mithali Raj, who holds the record for most international runs in women’s ODIs. For 23 years, she has competed in international cricket.
Mithali Raj said today that she is giving up all international cricket events.Taapsee Pannu plays the lead in the movie. Rahul Dholakia is directing this biography project.
Syed Abdul Rahim, who led the Indian football team from 1950 until 1963, is the subject of the biopic. India became the first ever Asian team to go to the semifinals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Football competition because to his guidance.
Ajay Devgn will portray the role of Syed Abdul Rahim in the movie. “Maidaan is a film that I feel extremely strongly about, with a story that will resonate with every Indian. On your calendar, note the day. Releases everywhere on June 3, 2022,” he said.
Maidaan, A story that will resonate with every Indian, a film that I feel very strongly about. Mark the date on your calendar. Releasing worldwide on 3rd June, 2022. pic.twitter.com/bmHM2sf8qm— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) September 30, 2021
4.Sourav Ganguly Bipoic
The planned film on Sourav Ganguly’s life has been confirmed by him. Under the auspices of Luv Ranjan Films, the movie is being made.
Numerous successes, including the well-known triumph at the Natwest Trophy finals, were achieved under the former captain of India.
Cricket has been my life, it gave confidence and ability to walk forward with my head held high, a journey to be cherished.— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 9, 2021
Thrilled that Luv Films will produce a biopic on my journey and bring it to life for the big screen 🏏🎥@LuvFilms @luv_ranjan @gargankur @DasSanjay1812
5.Abhinav Bindra Biopic
A movie based on the Olympic gold medalist’s life is in the works. Abhinav Bindra, the shooter, will be portrayed by Harshvardhan Kapoor. A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold and Beyond, Bindra’s book, serves as the basis for the movie.
It is not a tale of rags to riches. He grew up in an affluent environment. However, just because you have privilege doesn’t imply life is simple. A shooting range is not a guarantee that you will compete in the Olympics and take home a gold medal, Hrshvardhan Kapoor added to PTI.
6.Dingko Singh Biopic
A movie is being developed about the life of Dingko Singh, a talented Indian boxer who lost his fight with liver cancer and passed away. Boxers like Mary Kom found inspiration in him. In 1988, the boxer won a gold medal in the Asiad.
Shahid Kapoor, who is also starring as the lead, is producing the movie. The film is being directed by Raja Krishna Menon.
.@shahidkapoor has peaked! He's all set to make his debut as a #producer with the #Legendary boxer, Dingko Singh's biopic! Ur #talent never fails to amaze me bro! Waiting for the #sparring #BIOPIC of one of the sporting Gems of our country!#SidK @RajaMenon #DingkoSingh pic.twitter.com/atbYffp1kK— Siddharth Kannan (@sidkannan) February 20, 2019
7. Bhaichung Bhutia Biopic
The biopic of Bhaichung Bhutia has been in development for a while. Three years ago, when the lead actor and the director were still being chosen, the biopic about the football player was announced. Anand Kumar will helm the film.
“I consider it an honour that some believe my experience merits being depicted on a large screen. I am positive that Anand would do justice to my story. I originate from a little hamlet in Sikkim, but playing football for India wasn’t my only desire. With United Sikkim, I was able to fulfil a lifelong passion of mine: owning a professional football team. It would undoubtedly be a fascinating endeavour because Bhaichung Bhutia is the one who gave Indian football international exposure.
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