Easily one of the best movies from India, 1983 is the tale of Rameshan(
Nivin Pauly) and his love for Cricket. The film shows the impact India’s 1983 world cup win left on the hearts of many Indians, and how that single incident had changed the course of their lives. This tale of Cricket, love, and family, was director Abrid Shine’s debut.
This movie had a stellar cast including
Sudheer Karamana and Gregory. It narrated the tale of a volleyball coach who trains a group of Jail inmates and forms a team. The film was noted for the brilliant performances of the actors, as well as the thrilling scenes of the volley tournament.
Happy Journey, directed by
Boban Samuel, is one of the best movies by Jayasurya. It followed the life of a blind cricketer who, with the help of friends and a mentor, battles odds to make it big in the game. The movie also had Lal,
Aparna Gopinath and Balu in lead roles.
4.Kochhavva Paulo Ayyapppa Coelho(2017)
Inspired from Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Alchemist,’ this movie is about a young boy’s dream to travel in an aeroplane. In pursuit of this goal, young Ayyappan learns swimming and becomes a champion at it in the hope of going abroad.
Kunchacko Boban plays the youngster’s mentor and swimming coach.
Sevenes had Kunchako Boban,
Asif Ali, Nivin Pauly and
Aju Varghese in the lead, and depicted the tale of a group of seven youngsters, playing together as a football team. This Joshiy directorial explores the circles of crime that lie around the Sevenes football tournaments of Kerala. The group fall into a crime circle and their struggle to free themselves from it, form the rest of the plot.
Goal marked the debut of
Rejith Menon and was directed by Kamal. The film depicted an orphan’s dream to play football for the school in which he works as a janitor. Rahman plays the school team coach who notices his talent in the game, and enrols him in the school and thus includes him in the team.
Tournament is a road movie, as much as it is a sports movie. Directed by Lal, it had a group of youngsters including Roopa,
Rahul Madhav and Manu in the lead. The film revolved around a cricket tournament in which the protagonists wants to get selected, and each character plots to stop the other contestants from playing.
Directed by S.L Puram, Jayasurya, Speed Track had Dileep,
Riyaz Khan and
Madhu Warrier in the lead. Dileep played a former athlete who returns to the track to earn money for his crippled brother’s treatment. His return to form leads to a rivalry between the college’s Relay team. This story of love, friendship, and family was a huge success.
Mahasamudram had Mohanlal playing a middle-aged footballer from a fishermen community. The movie tracks his life, after he is forced to keep a murder secret to bring his jailed wife back. This sports drama- cum- thriller has been directed by S. Janardhanan.
10.KL 10 Pathu(2015)
KL 10 Pathu had
Unni Mukundan in the lead and was a celebration of the Malappuram district. And it would be almost impossible to avoid the football roots of the region. The story revolved around Sevenes football tournament. A team has to track down their major player who has eloped with his love, and make him participate in the tournament.