Season of sports never end, neither does the season of sports dramas. While Bollywood keeps giving us some of the best sports-based movies, Telugu cinema isn’t behind.
Most of the sports dramas are usually moving as well as inspiring. There can’t be a better example than Nani starrer Jersey Movie, which is really a worthwhile story of victory and self-discovery.
Besides Jersey Movie, there are many other amazing sports-centric movies in Telugu. Here is a quick list of some of the finest sports dramas in Telugu Cinema
1. Jersey Movie (The first one and the best one to start with)
The movie is both a competent sports drama and an emotional tale of a father and son. The filmmaker Gowtam has made a strong mark with this story of a late howler. Jersey Movie depicts the story of a sports star and shows how one’s failures can affect the people close to him. The story is more of redemption and self-discovery rather than the glory. In the lead role, Nani is outstanding along with Shraddha Srinath, who holds a critical role in this movie. Rest of the team also went all out to make it look as realistic as possible.
Undoubtedly, Jersey Movie is a brilliantly made sports drama. Loaded with emotional moments, realistic sequences and exciting cricket matches; this father-son drama is a hit. Although it may appear as a familiar story of aspirations and failure set against a sports backdrop; the goes beyond exploring the common tropes that are often seen in the Sports drama.
2. Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu
Released in 2010, this amazing sports drama spins around a group of teenagers who passionately love the sport of Kabaddi. Although, the movie is a remake of the Tamil movie “Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu”, but the director Satya Tatineni has managed to make it appealing to the Telugu film lovers. Again, Nani steals the show in this movie too. If you enjoy watching the climax of the real-life matches, then Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu will hold your interest till the end because of the shocking twist at the story. Already feeling excited? Go watch this movie
Sye is one of the best sports films ever made in Telugu cinema. This movie centres Rugby – one out of the many variations of football played in England. In this movie, two rivalry student groups unite together to win over their common enemy and get back the land for the college. The great content and success pushed the filmmakers to dub the movie in Tamil, Malayalam as well as Hindi. You can see gorgeous Genelia D’Souzin the movie coupled with Nithin. Nithin is given quite a sophisticated looks and different hair-do in the movie, while Genelia looks chic as a college-going girl. To me, the movie reminds me of Aamir Khan’s “Lagaan”
In short, this sports drama is fun to watch with a college guy’s rivalry and then thrilling rugby match.
4. Golconda High School
Golconda High School is yet another gripping cricket-centric sports drama. The movie is based on the book The Men Within written by Ram Mohan Paruvu. Great screenplay and technical brilliance in the movie is what makes it worth watching. Starring Sumanth and Swati Reddy in the lead roles, this movie is one of the finest work by Mohana Krishna Indraganti. In the movie Golconda High School, the school which was facing financial troubles, hires an ex-student Sampath (who failed as a Businessman but was a great cricketer while studying in the school), so as to regain the magnificence of its once-famous cricket program. The nerve-wrecking cricket matches grips you to your seat while watching the movie.
Pawan Kalyan’s “Thammudu” is one of the biggest hits of its time. Because of its immense success and great content, the film was remade in Tamil as “Badri”, Kannada as “Yuvaraja” and Bengali as “Champion – The movie”. Although the movie Thammudu is inspired Hindi movie “Jo Jita Vohi Sikandar”, but the story, music, stunts and the way it is executed – it is absolutely stunning and worth spending time and money. It is one of the best youthful entertainer and a true inspiration for everyone.
All these movies have something or the other to grasp your attention, but, if compared, Jersey Movie still wins the charts.
Telugu cinema has given up some of the finest sports dramas of our time. Although many of these movies may not be trending in cinemas now, these are available on “video-on-demand” apps like ZEE5. Just grab a pack of popcorn, sit back and enjoy the most thrilling Telugu Sports drama on ZEE5. Start with the most recent one – Jersey Movie.