Best films on sporting heroes

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Mary Kom (2014)

Mary Kom was the first Indian female boxer to participate in the 2012 Olympics and win a bronze medal. Priyanka Chopra played the lead role of the celebrated boxer in the film.

Saina (2021)

A biopic of Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal. In the movie, Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra plays the Indian badminton star, chronicling her struggles and her rise to the top.

Chandu Champion (2024)

The biographical sports drama film, helmed by Kabir Khan, is scheduled for release on June 14. Kartik Aaryan plays Murlikant Petkar, the first Indian to win a gold medal in the Paralympics.

Gold (2018)

The film chronicles the journey of the Indian hockey team in the 1948 Olympics, and the various struggles the team faced before winning the first gold medal. Akshay Kumar portrays the lead role of Tapan Das.

Miracle (2004)

Miracle recounts the US hockey team’s gold medal run in the 1980 Winter Olympics. The tension between the Americans and the Soviets transforms a competitive hockey game into a political arena.

Soorma (2018)

The biopic film chronicles the life of former Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh, who became paralyzed after being shot accidentally. Diljit Dosanjh plays the lead role.

Foxcatcher (2014)

This film portrays the tale of two 1984 Olympic gold medallist wrestlers from the United States - Mark Schultz and his older brother David.