Bollywood explores almost all sort of genres, and sports is one of them. There is nothing that is more impactful and inspirational than a film based on one sport or the other.
On the occasion of national sports day let’s have a look at 8 such inspirational stories that are in works as of this writing:
- Tu Hai Mera Sunday
Tu Hai Mera Sunday, a film directed by Milind Dhaimade is a movie based on an amateur beach football team and are now in search for a place to play soccer in Mumbai. Barun Sobti is in lead role as an amateur football player in this movie. It’s a tale of a group of friends who would like to spend their Sunday playing football but face problems due to lack of space.
Gold is an upcoming 2018 Indian sports film, directed by Reema Kagti. It is a biopic based on the life of hockey player Balbir Singh, who was on the team that won the first Olympic medal for India as a free nation in 1948. The film will star Akshay Kumar and will be the debut film for Mouni Roy.
- Untitled biopic on Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal, who is the first Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal (bronze in London 2012), will soon join the likes of Mary Kom and MS Dhoni who have their stories told in Bollywood. The film will be directed by Amol Gupte and will have Shraddha Kapoor playing the lead role and has commenced her badminton training for the same.
Karan Johar’s ‘Drive‘ starring Sushant Singh and Jacqueline Fernandez has finally gone on floors and for this both SSR and Jackie have been learning the minutest details of street racing for the same.
- Abhinav Bindra biopic
Another biopic which in works is based on India’s ace shooter and Olympics gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra. Harshvardhan Kapoor will be playing the lead role in this biopic and his father, actor Anil Kapoor, will portray his dad on the screen. Kannan Iyer will be directing this film.
- Biopic on Murlikant Petkar
Murlikant Petkar was an army man who later went on to become a sportsman and won a Gold medal and then he became a Paralympic Gold medallist in freestyle swimming and also participated in javelin, precision javelin throw and other events. Sushant Singh Rajput is said to essay his role in the film. The movie is tentatively titled Murli: The Unsung Hero.
Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz, co-produced by Aanand L Rai will star Jimmy Shergill and is based on the sport of boxing. The film will touch on sports politics and will narrate the story of a boxer from Uttar Pradesh who falls in love with a Brahmin girl.
- Hrithik Roshan in a Kabaddi movie
Hrithik’s next film, which is said to be titled Kabaddi, will be made under the banner of Ronnie Screwvala’s production house, RSVP entertainment. Now, it is being said that Mirzya director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has been roped in to helm the project. It is still under wraps if it is a biopic or a fictional flick.
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