Top 10 Bengali Movies Based On Sports

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Sports has always been close to a Bengali’s heart. Football is not just a game,but an emotion for people of Bengal. This is why the majority of the Bengali films that are based on sports revolve around football. Here is a list of the top 10 Bengali films based on sports including some classics that are worth watching- 

1. Cholo Paltai

This film manages to grab the audience’s attention because it’s relatable. It portrays the struggle that a student in today’s world faces. The education system forces the students to forget their passion. Being a typical father, Subhomay is worried about his son, Gourav’s grades. One day, a violent clash between the father and son gets Gourav hospitalised and that changed Subhomay’s views. Watch the film to see how the father protested against the education system and became the voice of thousands of common people.


2. Lorai

Lorai: Play to live is a Bengali sports drama. An alcoholic ex-footballer named Sebastian Roy is given the task to train the young people of a violence-torn remote village of Purulia. Initially, Sebastian is sceptical of the task, but he faces situations which force him to make the best of the opportunity and change his perception.

3. Egaro

Egaro is the tribute to the eleven players of Mohun Bagan who won a shield against the British team. This film is not just about football. This film is patriotic as it shows how football broke the barriers of caste, creed, race, religion and brought all of East Bengal to flock together and watch the defeat of the British. The imperial rule was being defeated without the Indians getting punished for it as it all happens in the spirit of a game. The match was a battlefield and the victory of Mohun Bagan was a step towards freedom.


4. Kony

Kony is a story that portrays the true relationship tat a coach and a player shares. Khidda teaches swimming to underprivileged people and he picks Kony to be the part of the Bengal swimming team and participate in the national swimming competition. The film shows how Khidda and Kony fights against politics, poverty and social stigma to emerge as a winner.


5. Saheb

Saheb is a 1981 film directed by Bijoy Basu. It shows the struggles that a poor student faces to follow his passion. Almost all his family members back him up in his process of playing football in spite of all the hardships. But, the need for money holds him back.


6. Dhanyee Meye

Dhanyee Meye starring Uttam Kumar Uttam Kumar was matinee idol of Bengali cinema. He >> Read More... Uttam Kumar and Jaya Bachchan Born on 9th April 1948 Jaya Bachchan is an Indian >> Read More... Jaya Bachchan is a comedy film with football at its centre. A village football tournament that holds a lot at stake leading to a young couple’s marriage is narrated through this film. It is a classic Bengali Rom-Com.


7. Messi

A worthless brother, Prosun, finds matches for his talented brother,Chotu, who plays football and is highly talented in it. Wearing the jersey of the football legend Lionel Messi, Chotu is the pride of his family and his father, who was a football coach. An injury that proves to be dangerous enough for Chotu to stop playing leads Prosun to try and achieve the impossible. Will Prosun be able to step into his brother’s shoes is what you need to find out while watching the movie.


8. Bicycle Kick

The film is the story of a failed football player who turned into a coach helping a gifted player to forget his traumas and get back in the game. Will the coach succeed? Watch the film to find out.


9. Mohun Baganer Meye

The infamous rivalry between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal has led to creation of films like Mohun Baganer Meye. The film portrays an elderly man, played by Utpal Dutt Utpal Dutt is a Veteran in Indian cinema who was a >> Read More... Utpal Dutt , going to the extent of insisting that his daughter-in-law has to be a Mohun Bagan supporter.

10. East Bengal Er Chele

Unlike the name suggests, this film is not related to ‘ Mohun Baganer Meye’. This film is a tribute to football and the glorious days of East Bengal Football club. The film shows the story of an aspiring football player supported by his brother.