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With IPL fever at its peak, here are films based on cricket you can watch on Zee5

With IPL fever at its peak, let’s take a look at films based on cricket streaming on Zee 5
With IPL fever at its peak, here are films based on cricket you can watch on Zee5
Films based on cricket on Zee 5

Last Updated: 04.58 PM, Apr 21, 2024


These are the days when the cricket fever is in the air. To be more specific… It's the IPL fever that has engulfed almost every cricket fan! For all those whose ‘dil maange more’, here is a compilation of the Hindi films which have been based on cricket! So, what are you waiting for! Grab a popcorn, take a seat and relax while you enjoy the beauty of these films which are being streamed on Zee 5!


Title: Iqbal
Producer: Subhash Ghai
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Star cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Shreyas Talpade, (late) Girish Karnad, Shweta Basu Prasad

Story plot:
Will it ever be possible that there is a conversation about cricket in films without the mention of the Shreyas Talpade starrer Iqbal! Simply put, Shreyas simply hit the ball out of the stadium with his stellar act of being a deaf and dumb young man who does not mind walking any number of extra miles in order to realise his dreams of being a cricketer!

Full marks to the film’s director for his choice of actors to do the respective role. While Shweta Basu Prasad was outstanding as Iqbal’s 24-7 support system sister and the veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah who hits the bottle after having been ‘hit-out’ at the stumps of his cricketing career! Will Iqbal ever be able to realise his dreams and what are the obstacles that he faces in doing so is surely bound to give you goosebumps!

Title: Ghoomer
Producer/s: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Abhishek Bachchan, Gauri Shinde, Ramesh Pulapaka
Director: R. Balki
Star cast: Saiyami Kher, Angad Bedi, Shabana Azmi, Abhishek Bachchan

Story plot:
The film’s story revolves around Anina aka Ani (Saiyami Kher, in top form), who happens to be an up and coming cricketing prodigy, batting prodigy to be more specific. But, her hopes and confidence of becoming a cricketer crash totally after she loses her right hand in a sudden accident.

That’s when Padam Singh Sodhi aka Paddy enters the scene and pumps up the confidence and boosts her morale and puts her back on track again! What follows after that is impossible. Anina starts playing with one hand. But whether she succeeds in the game is what forms the rest of the enticing film!

Title: All Rounder
Producer: Mohan Kumar
Director: Mohan Kumar
Star cast: Kumar Gaurav, Rati Agnihotri, Vinod Mehra, Shakti Kapoor

Story plot:
The film was about the rise and fall of a gloriously ambitious budding cricketer played by Kumar Gaurav. Hailing from a poor background, he makes it to the list of selected players to play for India. Unable to see his rise, his colleague (played by Shakti Kapoor) hatches a conspiracy with the sole motive of ruining the career of Kumar Gaurav’s character. Will truth triumphs at last and will the culprit get booked is what unfolds in the film, which also stars Rati Agnihotri and Vinod Mehra in pivotal roles.

Title: Jersey (Telugu)
Producer: Suryadevara Naga Vamsi
Director: Gowtam Tinnanuri
Star cast: Nani, Shraddha Srinath

Story plot:
The film, in a nutshell, can be termed as ‘late bloomers’. There are many people in this world who want to achieve their dream/s, but, are unable to do so because of the inconducive circumstances and situations. Arjun (Nani) is one such person who, despite being an ace cricketer, fails to make it to the top. When he reaches his mid-thirties, his son wishes to get a cricketing jersey as a gift for him.

What are the memories associated with the jersey and will Arjun be able to fulfil his darling son’s wish for a jersey is what makes the film a must watch at any cost!

Title: Khari Biscuit (Marathi)
Director: Sanjay Jadhav
Starcast: Vedashree Khadilkar, Adarsha Kadam, Sanjay Narvekar, Sushant Shelar

Film’s plot:
The film revolves around a five-year-old Khari. At this young age, destiny chooses to play hide and seek with her as she is visually impaired. But, acting as a silver lining in her life is her rock-solid strong elder brother Biscuit.

The only duty of Biscuit is to protect his darling little sister from the cruelty of the world and he does anything and everything possible to see her smile. But, suddenly, one day, Khari expresses to her brother Biscuit that she wants to watch the Cricket World Cup. Even though this seems to be an impossible task, Biscuit, like always, takes it on him to fulfil his sister's wish. Will he be able to do so or will he have to bow down before her and the existing circumstances is what forms the rest of the film!

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