I am not a die-hard sports fan. I don’t set my timetable around when the next game will be. But I do appreciate the human drama found through athletic competition.
Sports films that can identified as inspirational often have specific elements in their storylines:
- The protagonist is an underdog – someone who is faced with one or more major obstacles that they need to overcome to succeed.
- While the underdog has talent, success is achieved through hard work and practice.
- There is a compelling reason why the underdog absolutely, positively must win.
- And, in the case of the India cinema, some inspiring music while the hero is training.
With that in mind, here are initial picks for top 5 sports films from Bollywood.