Whether or not everybody follows sports, majority of us love to watch real life stories of sports stars unfold on big screens. The roller-coaster ride of emotions, their grilling trajectory to the summit, facing political, financial and other hurdles… and in the end, that epic glorious climax where the feeling of patriotism takes over all other emotions. And when all of the above ingredients are blended right, what we get is a blockbuster movie on the life of a sporting legend.
The box-office success of biopics such as Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Chek De India, Dangal, MS Dhoni – The Untold Story and Pan Singh Tomar prove we love sports drama.
Hence, here are few biopics on Indian athletes that people would love to watch on big screen and which actor, according to us, can play it best.
Talk about Indian Badminton and prior to naming the likes of Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and co, the sporting faithful will first and foremost name Pullela Gopichand. A Silver and a Bronze medalist in the 1998 Commonwealth Games, Pullela Gopichand is known for his meek and modest personality and it all reflects in the likes of the aforementioned names. During his playing days, cricket overshadowed badminton all ends up and in the midst, Gopoichand had a chance of lifting the sport, but he outrightly rejected the chance due to moral reasons.