Sports are followed greatly in India and the filmmakers know that they can make money of this. Bollywood leads in sports movies in India but Kollywood is not far behind from getting there. Many successful actors like Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Dhanush have at least one sports related movie. Not only actors but directors too have a successful career due to sports movie. Apart from making money out of these movies, these movies give inspiration to the viewers. Have Tamil movies revolving around sports made such an impact on viewers? Let’s look at a few such movies.
Ghilli, a Kabbadi based film won a National award and became the biggest hit of Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s career. Vijay as Ghilli and Trisha as Dhanalakshmi played the lead roles. The Kabbadi matches shown in the movie excites the audience. Also, this movie is a remake of the Telugu movie – Okkadu.
2. M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi
This is a movie around boxing with
Jayam Ravi and Asin in the lead roles. The movie was directed by M.Raja. Jayam Ravi received the Best Actor in Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for his performance in the movie. The movie revolves around Kumaran and his love for kickboxing.
3. Chennai 600028
This is Venkat Prabhu’s super hit movie based on street Cricket in India with a touch of comedy. The movie also revolves around friendship, love and rivalry. Sharks and Rockers are two rival teams in Chennai. The movie is about the cricket matches between these teams.
4. Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu
Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, a debut movie for the director - Suseenthiran is based on Kabbadi and is also a debut for
Vishnu Vishal. The movie set in a remote village and revolves around the village boys.
One of a kind movie based on basketball directed by
Arivazhagan Venkatachalam. The movie revolves around two boys, one into basketball and the other a cricket enthusiast who does not let any other games take the limelight.
A film based on cockfight, a banned sport, starring Dhanush and Taapsee. The movie won six National awards as the concept is rarely seen nowadays. Dhanush plays a different avatar on the silver screen, his acting added a special effect to the movie and also clinching the national award for best actor.
The movie Jeeva was loved by all fans of Vishal. It is a movie based on Cricket directed by Suseenthiran. The movie revolves around a talented cricketer, Jeeva who aspires to be a part of the Indian Cricket team but faces a lot of obstacles in order to achieve his dream.
Super hit Marathon movie directed by RS Durai, starring Sivakarthikeyan. The movie revolves around a guy who decides to change his name as he was embarrassed of his original name. Later, trains hard under professional trainers to run the Chennai marathon.
This movie is directed by Arun Prasad featuring Vijay in the lead role. The movie is based on kick-boxing and was a big hit. Vijay, as Badri turns into a kick-boxer to prove himself to people around him.
It was a super hit with mixed reviews from critics. A comedy film directed by A.R. Murgadoss, starring Sivakarthikeyan and
Hansika Motwani. Peter (Sivakarthikeyan) takes up boxing as a sport to impress Yazhini (Hanshika Motwani), a sports enthusiast.