1. Pele: Birth of a Legend
Natural Star Nani’s movie Jersey just launched on ZEE5. The Telugu movie, directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, sees Nani deliver one of the best performances of his career so far. The story is that of an ex-Ranji batsman Arjun (played by Nani) whose cricketing career doesn’t really move far. He is 36 years old but decides to work to get into the Indian cricket team in spite of his age. He loves his son Nani (played by Ronit Kamra) and will do anything to get him the birthday gift he wants and to keep him happy. His wife Sarah (played by Shraddha Srinath), who married him out of love, now constantly fights with him. Jersey is the story of a man overcoming obstacles and emerging triumphant.
But that’s what sports is all about. It has its ups and downs. It elevates you, and can also humble you. It’s like a slice of life. So if you like watching Jersey, why not watch these three movies which also are about sports?
Pele: Birth of a Legend is a biographical drama which narrates the rise of one of football’s legends – straight from the slums of Sao Paolo in Brazil to the world stage, helping his country win several prestigious football tournaments, including the Fifa World Cup. In this 2016 film, directors and writers Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist also explore the relationship that the legend shares with his father.
This sports drama, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Shreyas Talpade and the late Girish Karnad, tells the tale of a deaf and mute boy who plays cricket well. He wants to represent India in the sport and dreams about it. While his father wants him to pursue a more stable career, his sister stands by him. Iqbal begins training with a former cricketer, plays for the Ranji team and finally proves his mettle enough to don the Indian jersey.
3. Cycle Kick
This 2011 film is about two poor brothers – Ramu and Deva. Ramu works in a government college and yearns to play football. Deva studies in the local school and dreams of owning a cycle. Ramu finds an abandoned cycle, but their happiness doesn’t last long. The cycle gets stolen. What happens next? Do the brothers manage to find it? Watch the movie to find out.
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