Bollywood has been fascinated with sports and sports personalities for good amount of time now. Evidently, Bollywood and sports are the most favourite children of the Indian audience. We consume any piece of news that covers important details about our favourite players. Therefore, when a movie or a biopic is made on them, we go insanely happy. Most of the sports biopic that is released generally guarantees a hit at the box-office.
There were several sports biopics made in the previous year that won our hearts and dominated the box-office. The biopics have created a new genre altogether, additionally, they keep the cash registers ringing. Ever since the advent of Chak De India, people have been more welcoming when it comes to similar biopics. The movies are for all age groups and have a lot in them to learn from, undoubtedly. The stories of these inspiring individuals are filled with elements of determination, grit and perseverance. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at which personalities the next biopics should be based on:
- Pullela Gopichand: He serves as an example of how a coach should be. His academy has produced world-class players even though the monetary support was not enough. After guiding PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and many more, a biopic is what he deserves. His wife, PVV Lakshmi needs a special mention as she has been that concrete support to him in building the academy and the golden future of many players, eventually.
- Dipa Karmakar: She missed the bronze by a whisker in the Rio Games but still won hearts of many Indians. She executed the most difficult feat in gymnastics, the Produnova vault. Only five people including her could perform and pull such a huge routine successfully. Her training begun in a ramshackle gym and brought her to the podium where she could display her expertise. Dipa has racked up to 77 medals in various domestic and international competitions. Hence, her story will inspire several Indians out there.
- Devendra Jhajaria: Who would have thought that this man who lost an arm at the age of eight would make India so proud! He brought laurels to the country by earning a gold at the Rio Paralympics after breaking his own record. Devendra’s story will throw light at the condition of India’s Paralympic athletes and push others to give their best.
- Karnam Malleshwari: Popularly known as the ‘Iron Lady’ of India, she not only lifted the sleepy spirits but also bronze in 2000 Sydney Olympics. She began her career when she was 12 with no idea that she would reach so far. 1995 she received Rajiv Khel Ratna award and retired after trying her hand in 2004 Olympics.
- Kapil Dev: The dark horse of Indian cricket led the team to win the World Cup in 1983. Also known as the Haryana Hurricane, he pushed the team towards victory against all odds. His journey from a humble village of Haryana to captaining India to its first ever World Cup win is something we would love seeing on the silver screen.
These are 5 people whose journeys will be appreciated on the silver screen and are stories to look forward.
Tell us whose story would you like to see?
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