8 Upcoming Bollywood Sports Movies in 2021

In an innovative move by Bollywood, we are now about to see a slew of sports films in the industry, ranging from films on cricket to football, and badminton to snooker of all things. With stars like Shahid Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, and Taapsee Pannu, we are heralding a new era of movies that show the superior athleticism of Indian players and celebrate them.

1. Rashmi Rocket

Taapsee Pannu has been training harder than ever for her upcoming sports movie Rashmi Rocket. Directed by Akarsh Khurana, the film tells the fictional tale of a young girl from Gujarat who overcomes obstacles to become Rashmi Rocket. The film also stars Priyanshu Painyuli and Abhishek Banerjee.

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2. ‘83

Kabir Khan is helming ‘83, a heroic tale of the Indian cricket team who brought home the World Cup for the country. With Ranveer Singh looking dapper as Kapil Dev and Deepika Padukone in the role of his wife, the film stars a number of actors, singers, and performers taking up various roles in the team.

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3. Shabaash Mithu

Taapsee Pannu will be seen in another sports flick, this time a biographic based on cricketer Mithali Raj’s life. While not much is known about the film, we know that Rahul Dholakia is supposed to direct the film. 

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4. Saina

Based on the life of badminton star Saina Nehwal, this film was set to be released in 2020, but has been postponed. Parineeti Chopra has bagged the titular role, and the film is being directed by Amole Gupte. 

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 5. Toolsidas Junior 

An experimental movie, Toolsidas Junior portrays the life of a snooker player, and is set to star Sanjay Dutt and Rajiv Kapoor in important roles. 

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6. Maidaan 

Based on the life of football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, Maidaan stars Ajay Devgn and Priyamani. The film, directed and written by Amit Ravindrenath Sharma and produced by Boney Kapoor, is about the football coach who is said to have been the architect of modern Indian football.

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 7. Jersey

Jersey was first seen as a Telugu film in 2019, and the Hindi remake is set to be directed by the Telugu film’s director Gowtam Tinnanauri. Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur are set to star in the movie based on cricket.

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8. Toofan

Portraying a national-level boxer, Farhan Akhtar is all set to appear in this Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial. Paresh Rawal, Mrunal Thakur, and Isha Talwar are also supposed to star in the movie.

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