Rajinikanth-starrer Lal Salaam and Ashok Selvan's Blue Star are set to hit theatres soon. You can check out these 5 must-watch Tamil films on OTT as you await the big releases...
Sports dramas have always been one of the most loved genres in Tamil cinema. From Sarpatta Parambarai to Bigil, Tamil audiences have often welcomed sports-based dramas. And looks like 2024 is just the perfect year for all sports fans as your favourite stars are here to grace the silver screens, bringing forth some of the most exciting sports damas! From Vishnu Vishal and Rajinikanth-starrer Lal Salaam to Ashok Selvan-starrer Blue Star, the sports genre is here to take over the Kollywood box office!
Can’t wait till these films arrive at cinemas near you? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Here are 5 Tamil sports dramas you can stream on OTT platforms now:
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
This Thalapathy Vijay-starrer sports action film centres around women’s football. Directed by Atlee, the film revolves around an aspiring footballer who sacrifices his career after his father is murdered. How he bounces back to the ground to coach a set of women for a football tournament even as his enemies try to bring him down, forms the crux of the film. The movie, which opened to great reception, was compared to Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Chak de India. Nonetheless, Vijay’s swag and massy dialogues, along with the emotional backstories of the young female footballers make this film a must watch!
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
This critically acclaimed film, headlined by Arya and directed by popular filmmaker Pa Ranjith, revolves around the boxing culture of the 1970s. The film follows Kaliban, who hails from Sarpatta Parambarai clan in North Madras, is tasked to revive his boxing career against the clan of Idiyappa Parambarai. The film won critical acclaim for Arya’s characterisation and realistic essaying of a North Madras resident in the 70s. The movie is a must watch for Pa Ranjith’s exceptional direction and if you are a fan of boxing!
Streaming on: SonyLIV
Directed by and co-written by Sudha Kongara, this superhit sports drama, starring R Madhavan and Ritika Singh, revolves around a failed boxer, who turns into a coach of a women’s boxing training academy. How he trains a young fish seller (played by Rithika Singh) into a boxer forms the crux of the film. The film makes it an impressive movie solely for the performances showcased by the lead cast, narrating the tale of an underdog's road to victory.
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar
This Venkat Prabhu directorial sports comedy revolves around two local cricket league teams, who are arch enemies and compete against each other in local matches. This fun entertaining comedy film is a must watch for hilarious dialogues and stellar cast, which includes Jai, Shiva, Premji, Aravind Akash, Nithin Sathya, Ajay Raj, Vijay Vasanth, Prasanna, Inigo Prabakaran, Karthik and Arun. A mix of friendship, sports zest, and unending comedy, this movie is sure to keep you hooked till the end.
Streaming on: Netflix
Romance, sports-based drama and comedy all at once? Vishnu Vishal and Aishwarya Lekshmi-starrer Gatta Kusthi is here to serve you with all the exciting genres! This entertaining sports drama revolves around Vishnu Vishal’s character, a male chauvinist, who wishes to marry a subservient woman. However, he unwittingly ends up marrying a wrestler, Keerthi (played by Aishwarya Lekshmi). The humorous events that happen after the truth is revealed form the crux of the film. The film makes up for commercial entertainment with lots of fun and humorous moments.