5 highest Indian grossing movies based on a sports theme

Bollywood directors are bringing biopics on famous athletes and sportsmen from last few years. There are many great sportsmen in India about which we came to know from Bollywood movies. The movies such as Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story tells us the struggles of Indian players in achieving their goals. These movies performed well on national as well as international box offices. Let us discuss the 5 highest grossing Indian movies based on a sports theme.

  1. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

A sports drama by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehta, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is the true story of Milkha Singh, Indian athlete. It is based on the challenges faced by Milkha Singh to become a champion. This movie became one of the highest grossing Indian movies in the year 2013 with earnings of $14 million. Starring Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is an amazing sports biopic.

  1. Sultan

The next on the list is Sultan which is the story of the wrestling champion. Starring Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma, Sultan shows the love relationship between Sultan and his wife Aarfa and how he lifts up his unsuccessful wrestling career after a series of bad events. It earned $96 million all over the globe. The movie also shows some of the greatest wrestling champions of the world.

  1. S Dhoni: The Untold Story

Directed by Neeraj Pandey, the movie “M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story” is the sports biopic. The story of this movie revolves around the life of former Indian captain, M.S Dhoni. The movie starts with the childhood days of Dhoni where he faces problems in fulfilling his dream of being a cricketer. Made with a budget of 104 crores, this movie grossed 216 crores worldwide.

  1. Chak De! India

A movie based on the Indian women’s hockey team is a must watch one. Starring Shahrukh Khan, this movie describes the mentality of Indian society towards the woman and how a group of strong girls wins the final match of hockey in Australia. Chak De! India has received many awards for its beautiful concept and music. It was one of the highest grossing Indian movies in the year 2007 with the earnings $41 million worldwide.

  1. Mary Kom

The last on the list is again the story of woman athlete. The story revolves around the life of Indian Olympic boxer, Mary Kom. Starring Priyanka Chopra in the lead role, Mary Kom is the story showing the journey of Mary from a normal athlete to World Boxing Champion. The movie also won National Film award and various other accolades. It was one of the highest grossing Indian movies in the year 2014 with earnings of 1.04 billion on the global box offices.


These highest grossing Indian movies show us the difficulties and challenges which come on the way of sports players in fulfilling their dreams. Additionally, they reveal the unknown facts of the sports players to the audience.

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