7 Bollywood Films Which Portrayed The Spirit Of Boxing

7 Bollywood Films Which Portrayed The Spirit Of Boxing

6 Dec 18 @ 5:16 PM | By Ravi

Sports have played a crucial part in our Bollywood films as quite a few sports movies off-late have done extremely well at the box-office, some turning out to be blockbusters. Cricket no doubt takes the cake when it comes to making a top sports movie whereas boxing comes in a close second followed by wrestling, mixed martial arts and other such activities. There have been many actors who’ve played boxers on screen but for a different cause. Movies based on boxing exclusively have been a handful of which some have been inspired from real life pugilists and some have turned out to be revenge dramas. Here’s a compilation of seven top boxing movies in Bollywood which exclusively portrayed the spirit of boxing on screen with aplomb.

  1. Mukkabaaz (2018)

    Mukkabaaz, a film by Anurag Kashyap is no doubt one of his best directorial films. With intense dialogues and showing the discrimination the lower caste still faces in India, Anurag portrayed it all brilliantly. Starring Vineet Kumar Singh, Mukkabaaz did justice in capturing the spirit of boxing in the film. The film was a sleeper hit but was highly praised by the critics.  

    Mukkabaaz (2018)
    Mukkabaaz (2018)
  2. Saala Khadoos (2016)

    The latest boxing flick in the offing which was also released as Irudhi Suttru in Tamil starring Madhavan and Ritika Singh, who is trained by the former to make it as a boxing champion. The film is directed by Sudha Kongura Prasad and releases on January 29, 2016.

    Saala Khadoos
    Saala Khadoos
  3. Mary Kom (2014)

    One of the best sports movies ever made. A biopic on Olympic boxing medallist Mary Kom had Priyanka Chopra playing the gutsy Manipuri pugilist and her journey of becoming a world champion. The film directed by Omung Kumar did good business at the box-office.

    Mary Kom
    Mary Kom
  4. Apne (2007)

    Directed by Anil Sharma, this was the first time where real life father and sons - Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol came together on screen. All played boxers who fight for one another to avenge their defeat in the ring. The film also starred Kiron Kher, Shilpa Shetty and Katrina Kaif who played the female leads. The film emerged a hit at home as well as overseas.

    Apne
    Apne
  5. Aryan: Unbreakable (2006)

    This action-drama film was written and directed by Abhishek Kapoor which had Sohail Khan in the titular role where he’s got to choose between his boxing career and his family. The film was an above average grosser at the box office which also starred Sneha Ullal, Inder Kumar and Puneet Issar in pivotal roles.

    Aryan: Unbreakable
    Aryan: Unbreakable
  6. Boxer (1984)

    This action drama film may as well end up on top of the boxing movie list in terms of release. Directed by Raj N. Sippy, the film starred Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri, Sharat Saxena, Danny Denzongpa and Tanuja. Loosely based on Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky, the film was a typical masala film where Mithun takes up boxing in order to fulfill his father’s dream.

    Boxer
    Boxer
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  8. Main Intaquam Loonga (1982)

    Main Intaquam Loonga was a remake of superstar Rajkumar’s Kannada hit Thayige Thakka Maga (1976). Dharmendra played the main lead who avenges his father’s death by knocking out Amrish Puri’s men one by one. This average grosser was directed by T. Ramarao.

    Main Intaquam Loonga
    Main Intaquam Loonga
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