Inspiring Indian Sports Biopics


By Atharv Sharma
Published Sept 22, 2021

Hindustan Times


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Inspiring, passionate, uplifting, and at times funny, sports biopics have carved a special place in Indian cinema


Here are a few sports biopics based on the lives of Indian athletes to motivate the winner in you

Paan Singh Tomar

Life takes an unexpected turn for this seven times National Games Award winner in athletics and forces him to become a dacoit

Mary Kom

A story filled with passion and inspiration, Mary Kom takes us through the origin of the Olympic bronze medalist and her struggles to come out on the top

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Chronicling the journey of the late Milkha Singh aka the ‘Flying Sikh’ as he overcomes challenges to become one of India’s most iconic athletes


Aamir Khan stars as legendary wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who hopes to bring home a gold medal for his country by training his daughters despite societal stigmas

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

A heart-rendering tale of chasing one’s dreams, this biopic on the former Indian Cricket Team captain is a must watch

Saand Ki Aankh

Two women in their 60s discover their shooting skills by accident and go on to win various competitions while smashing patriarchy and ageist conventions


A truly inspiring account of the former captain of the Indian Hockey Team who led his team to victory after recovering from an accident that left him paralysed


Based on the life of Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal, and her journey to become the world’s number one in the sport

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