August 04, 2011

Lagaan and Chak De probably redefined the genre of movies based on sports. Tamil films took the cue soon enough and as a result we have had an array of sports based movies to boast about. What with Potta Potti, a film based on cricket featuring the ex-cricketer Sadagopan Ramesh releasing this weekend, here's a low down on the sports-themed Tamil movies released in the recent past.

Like Potta Potti, Chennai 28, I Love You Da and Priyamani Thozhi featured cricket in all its glory. In fact, Chennai 28 popularized gully cricket and made it a cult.

Jeyam Ravi's M. Kumaran, S/o. Mahalakshmi and Badri focused on the game of boxing although both had enough love and sentiment in equal measures to tug at your heart.

The indigenous game of Kabbadi found itself in limelight, thanks to movies like Ghilli and Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu. Despite made in a shoe string budget, the latter even made the director a star and raked in moolah.

Tags : M. Kumaran, S/o. Mahalakshmi, Ghilli, Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu, Chennai 28
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