By Soumya Srivastava
Published August 25, 2020

Hindustan Times


The Bollywood-cricket

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Bollywood realised its love for cricket rather late with just a handful of movies made on the popular sport in the past such as Dev Anand-starrer Love Marriage and Awwal Number

Aamir Khan Productions

Ashutosh Gowariker's 2001 Lagaan was the one to really put movies and cricket together. The film, starring Aamir Khan, was nominated at Oscars

Shemaroo Entertainment

The film inspired cricket-based movies for years to come. Raveena Tandon's Stumped (2003) was about a woman whose soldier husband goes MIA while her neighbours can only be bothered about the cricket World Cup

Mukta Searchlight Films

In 2005, Shreyas Talpade made an impressive debut with Iqbal. He played a deaf and mute boy with a dream to be a cricket star

Balaji Motion Pictures

Emraan Hashmi explored the darker side of the cricket world in 2008's Jannat. He also starred in 2016's Azhar, a biopic on cricket star Mohammad Azharuddin

Yash Raj Films

Next year's Dil Bole Hadippa! starred Rani Mukerji and Shahid Kapoor in a remake of She's The Man. Rani plays a woman who lies about being a man to get into a cricket team

Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films

The next couple of years saw releases such as Akshay Kumar's Patiala House and Sharman Joshi's Ferrari Ki Sawaari

UTV Motion Pictures

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput starred in two critically acclaimed cricket-based movies. In 2013 he was seen in Kai Po Che and in 2016, in
MS Dhoni: An Untold Story

Fox Star Studios

The latest cricket-based movie was Sonam Kapoor's The Zoya Factor. Sonam played Indian cricket team's 'lucky charm' but the movie was a flop

Instagram: Ranveer Singh

Next up for release is Ranveer Singh's 83. The film is based on India's first victory at the cricket World Cup in 1983 and co-stars Deepika Padukone

Instagram: Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor's Jersey is also in production. It is a Hindi adaptation of a Telugu film by the same name

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