Last Friday, Sachin: A Billion Dreams released on the boxoffice and earned Rs 32.25 crore within four days. With movies such as MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Paan Singh Tomar, Azhar, Dangal, Chak De India and Mary Kom among others bringing the lives of legendary Indian sportspersons on the silver screen, sports biopics have become the flavour of the season.
Sportspersons have become a huge source of inspiration for movie directors who want to cash in on their popularity by telling the stories of their hard work, grit and determination on the silver screen.
Here are other Indian movies which would attract sports lovers in large numbers to the theatres.
Biopic on Saina Nehwal
'Saina' featuring Shraddha Kapoor as Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal is directed by Amole Gupte and produced by Bhushan Kumar. The release date of the movie is not yet known.
Biopic on Balbir Singh Dosanjh
Akshay Kumar will play Balbir Singh Dosanjh, a three-time Olympian on the screen. Dosanjh was part of the hockey team in three Olympics- London (1948), Helsinki Olympic in 1952 and Melbourne Olympic in 1956. He was captain of the team at Melbourne Olympics. The team won gold medals in these three Olympics. The movie will be titled 'Gold.'
Biopic on Dhyan Chand