5 Upcoming Bollywood Sport-movies That Will Excite Any Sport Fans

Ariana Linh |Oct 27, 2019

The popularity of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and Mary Kom (2014) to Dangal (2016) has taken India by storm, impressing both the audience and the critics. So if you're a sports fan, here are some Bollywood sport-movies to watch in the near future.

Cricket has always been one of the most revered sports in all of India. With 2001's epic Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, this already glorified physical passion got an even bigger following. However, as time passes, other sport-based movies start to take over the limelight.

The popularity of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and Mary Kom (2014) to Dangal (2016) has taken the country by storm, impressing both the audience as well as the critics. So if you're a sports fan, here are some Bollywood sport-movies to keep an eye out for in the near future.

Saand Ki Aankh (October 25, 2019)

Sharpshooting! Now that's one eccentric sport. Even stranger when it's chosen as the topic for a movie. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, Saand Ki Aankh retells the stories of 2 real-life sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, played by Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu respectively.

Although many are skeptical of the director for not choosing more mature actresses to play the famous octogenarian sharpshooters of the 60s, others are curious about how the up-and-coming Pednekar and Pannu will perform.

’83 (April 10, 2020)

We could not have gone through a list of great upcoming sports titles without mentioning cricket, and this one is long overdue. India's victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup has yet been made into a movie, and '83 is shaping up to be the perfect tribute for this momentous occasion. Directed by Kabir Singh with Ranveer Singh as the man of the hour, along with the sudden revealed that Deepika Padukone will be playing Singh's wife on-screen, the anticipation for this movie was shot through the roof.

Sure enough, among this list of upcoming Bollywood sport-movies, this one is surely the most hyped. Additionally, to show how truly dedicated the crew is, there have been confirmed reports about members of of the original 1983 squad actually training with Singh.

Saina (2020)

The charming actress Parineeti Chopra has been teasing fans with her badminton training on Instagram. The reason? She's playing Saina Nehwal in the movie of the same name. In an interview, Chopra shares that to be playing as such a prominent character, she's surely pressure but also excited. With Amole Gupte at the helm, this movie is set to hit the screen in the first quarter of 2020.

Toofan (October 2, 2020)

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The first-look poster for Toofan. Source: vogue.com

Despite the late release date, Toofan is something Bollywood sport-movies fans don't want to miss. After the success of the above-mentioned Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, duo filmmaker and actor Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar are pairing once again for Toofan. It tells the story of a fictional boxer, played by Akhtar himself, with the appearance of Paresh Rawal, Isha Talwar, and Mrunal Thakur also in leading roles.

Not much is known yet about the film except for its poster, Mehra is very excited and passionate about his latest work. In an interview, the director says the story of Toofan will be quite a tearjerker, while also mentioning that this is a "love story that happens to be about a boxer."

Rashmi Rocket (2020)

Pannu's work schedule sure is packed. After just wrapping up for our first entry Saand Ki Aankh, this actress is reportedly going to be appearing as another athlete, this time she appears to be a runner on a race track. Like Toofan, Rashmi Rocket is still in very early production, and we know little to none of the stories so far except for it being fictional.

However, the producer of this film did release a motion poster, giving us a glimpse into Pannu's character's appearance.


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