Mumbai: Disney+ Hotstar is now streaming some amazing movies, shows, and documentaries as India celebrates National Sports Day this weekend in honor of the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand Singh.
Stories depicting the lives of great men and women in the field of sports are always inspiring, heartwarming, emotional, and for many of us even informative. But there are also stories that tend to be a sheer inspiration for budding sports enthusiasts that render a great impact on their young minds to move forward with perseverance and help shape the next generation of sports stars.
These movies and shows are capable of elevating the spirit of sportsmanship, boost your love for sports and relive the experiences and the lives of some of our sports stars as you engage yourself in this movie marathon.
- M. S Dhoni: The untold story (Available in Tamil & Telugu)
A tell-all tale about the life and times of Indian cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, mapping his journey from a ticket collector to a celebrated cricketer.
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Kiara Advani
A biopic on Milkha Singh aka ‘The Flying Sikh,’ the film chronicles his incredible struggle, from being an orphan to becoming one of India’s greatest athletes.
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Divya Dutta
Divided by time, united by a tragic incident. In a bittersweet reunion, seven middle-aged friends take a walk down the memory lane at the least expected place.
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Bhasein
A failed boxer decides to train a young vegetable seller. But, when both the coach and the student have temperament issues, how will they get along?
Cast: Ritika Singh, Daggubati Venkatesh, Mumtaz Sorcar
- Ferrari Ki Sawari
Rusy dreams of watching his son play at Lord’s stadium and is willing to go to any extent to fulfil the same, even if it means stealing Sachin Tendulkar’s Ferrari.
Cast: Boman Irani, Sharman Joshi, RitvikSahore
A small boy works in a teashop but dreams of becoming a speed skater. The film chronicles coach Aniket Bhargava and Arjun’s journey to becoming a champion skater.
Cast: Partho Gupte, Saquib Saleem, Makarand Deshpande
- Badlapur Boys
Badlapur Boys is a Hindi drama starring Nishan, Saranya Mohan, Annu Kapoor and Puja Gupta. Directed by Shailesh Verma, the movie challenges the bureaucracy. Badlapur is a village that is deprived of the basic necessity of water. Vijay’s father challenges the government officials, but in the bargain loses his life. Will Vijay be able to fulfill his father’s dream?
Cast: Annu Kapoor, Saranya Mohan, Nishan
- BummBumm Bole
BummBumm Bole is a Hindi film, starring DarsheelSafary, ZiyahVastani, Atul Kulkarni and Rituparna Sengupta. An authorized adaptation of the film Children of Heaven, the story is about a beautiful relationship between two siblings.
Cast: DarsheelSafary, ZiyahVastani, Atul Kulkarni and Rituparna Sengupta
- Chennai 600028
The Chennai Sharks reunite for Raghu’s wedding. Once there, they participate in a cricket match against a local team that soon causes a series of unfortunate events in their lives.
Cast: Jai, Venkat Prabhu, Nithin Sathya
Young Karthik dreams of becoming a wicketkeeper and batsman, like Dhoni. However, his adamant father has other plans for him. Who will win in this battle of dreams?
Cast: Prakash Raj, Radhika Apte, Akash Puri
A tribute to one of India’s football legends, Captain is about the life of V P Sathyan. A heartbreaking tale about the fabulous footballer, whose career is cut short courtesy an injury, leading him to depression.
Cast: Anu Sithara, Jayasurya, Lakshmi Lahari
Rakshadhikari Baiju (2017) is a Malayalam comedy, starring Biju Menon, Hannah Reji, and Aju Varghese. Directed by Ranjan Pramod, the film revolves around Baiju, a laidback government employee in his forties, who spends most of his time with youngsters, playing cricket.
Cast: Biju Menon, Hannah Reji, and Aju Varghese
Sam, a young footballer, is looked down upon by his peers because of his financial condition. How will he overcome the rage of his peers when their coach appoints him as the team captain?
Cast: AkshaPardasany, Rejith Menon, Rahman
- Super V
From being a teenage Cricket prodigy hitting sixes to becoming ‘Super V’- the invincible superhero, follow Virat’s coming-of-age adventure.
Cast: Virat Kohli
- Swim Smart(Available in Hindi and English)
Interested in swimming? Do not miss this specially curated series by Olympian and decorated swimmer RehanPoncha
- Fitness for Football(Available in Hindi and English)
Love playing football? Do not miss this unique series by India’s renowned football player Robin Singh.
Cast: Robin Singh
- Boxercise: The Power Punch (Available in Hindi and English)
Get ready for a power-packed series, based on the fundamentals of boxing by celebrity fitness instructor and national-level athlete Tridev Pandey
Cast: Tridev Pandey
- Get Sporty (Available in Hindi and English)
Renowned fitness expert Niharika Tugnait brings a specially designed yoga routine to help you perform better at sports.
Cast: Niharika Tugnait
- The Driving Force
The Driving Force is India’s first docu-series based on Motor sports in India. A 6-Partseries produced by Volkswagen Motorsport India in collaboration with GoQuest Digital Studios that takes audiences on a trip of a lifetime and brings out the forces that drive individuals to take up the unconventional.
- Hoop Diaries
Fifteen-year-old tomboy, Riya, has an internal conflict when her cousin makes an inappropriate advance. Confused, she decides to explore further. Will she come to terms with her feminine side?
Cast: TrimalaAdhikari, Neha Raghuvanshi
- Summer Cup
Faiz and Gautam are thick friends. When Faiz’s family plans a trip to Dubai, their dream of winning the society cricket match takes a backseat. The duo joins forces and comes up with a counter plan
Cast: Saurabh Agarwal, Gaurav Sarathe, Urmila Vadher
Catch all these titles and more, now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar for free