We’ve been under a lockdown for quite some time now. Yes, there has been some form of relaxation in the rules but restaurants, eateries, movie halls, amusement parks, live cricket matches etc. are still canceled. Which makes the life of cricket and movie enthusiasts a little difficult. Of Course we are grateful to be in a situation where we can be at home, work and get our salaries. There is no doubt about the fact that we’d help anyone who is in need. But, sometimes to escape reality, to get a break from our work, we need to free ourselves. So here is a list of 5 underrated movies that came out from Indian film industry for cricket fans to enjoy.
1.Say Salaam India
An inspiring story about four not so privileged boys. The common factor between all of them is their love for cricket. All four of them want to play cricket but their wrestling coach thinks otherwise as he believes that cricket overshadows other sports like Kabaddi, Kushti, Hockey etc. Then they meet a falsely accused and disgraced cricket coach who helps them in polishing their skills by reaching their maximum potential. They all form a team and go against the old school he used to coach at. The film stars Sanjay Suri, Manoj Pahwa, Milind Soman among others and with a rating of 3 out 5 stars this movie should be your priority.
2.Meerabai Not Out
Real life Cricket Fan and Presenter Mandira Bedi plays the role of a cricket fanatic who is also a Maths Teacher. Meera is also the head of her gully cricket team which is known as Meera XI in the neighbourhood. Her life changes when she falls in love with a young doctor and then ultimately has to choose between him and her love, cricket. Meerabai Not Out is a comedy, originally released in 2008. The movie was not able to do well because just like the former movie it lacked star power. But if you are a fan of cricket then you won’t miss anything as our very own Anil Kumble plays a fictional version of himself.
This movie is the most underrated out of all the movies mentioned in this list. It had everything, Big stars like Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Late Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia. Cameos by well known cricket personalities like Nasser Hussain, Andrew Symonds, Kieron Pollard, Herschelle Gibbs, Sanjay Manjrekar and Shaun Tait. A well gripping story which is loosely based on the left-arm spinner Monty Panesar. For some reason, this movie couldn’t get the love it deserved.
4.Ferrari Ki Sawaari
This is one of the most unique movies to come out from bollywood ever. Sharman Joshi plays the father of a little boy who wants to go to the legendary cricket stadium ‘Lords’ for two things, to play cricket and to meet his idol, Sachin Tendulkar. Unfortunately, Sharman’s character ‘Rusy’ doesn’t have the money that is required for the trip. One event leads to another and Rusy ends up stealing Sachin’s red Ferrari and chaos ensues. This is a fully fledged comedy movie that you can enjoy with your whole family.
22 Yards tells the story of what happens behind the sport of cricket. A successful cricket agent who is living the time of his life suddenly falls in the trap of paid media and loses all his success. It’s a story about how this young man gets back up on his feet after falling down and how he helps a budding young cricket player. This movie has already got many accolades all over the world. The reviewers have praised the strong star cast which includes television actor Barun Sobti and veteran actor Rajit Kapoor. This film is a must watch for all the cricket fans and this would be a great time to get your hand on it.
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