Before Toofaan, 8 films on boxing that you must checkout


Farhan Akhtar took the world without warning because the trailer of his movie Toofaan dropped. The actor performs a boxing champion Aziz Ali within the movie, who rises from the ashes, not as soon as however twice. Farhan as soon as once more impressed his followers with not simply his bodily transformation but additionally manages to pack the precise punches. The story of redemption has been directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, and likewise stars Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal and Supriya Pathak.

Before you stream Toofaan on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, listed below are eight films on boxing that you must watch. Sorted for the weekend, aren’t you?


The sports activities drama starred Sylvester Stallone within the titular position of Rocky, which continues to be an alternate identification for the star. The ‘rags-to-riches’ drama projected the story of Rocky Balboa, an Italian-American avenue fighter who will get a shot on the world heavyweight championship. The 1976 movie was adopted by Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990), Rocky Balboa (2006), Creed (2015), Creed II (2018), and Creed III (2022). Apart from enjoying the lead, ‘The Italian Stallion’ as Sylvester was popularly referred to as wrote six films and even directed 4 of the six titular installments.

Mary Kom

Mary Kom and Priyanka Chopra pose collectively in the course of the promotion of the movie. (Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Priyanka Chopra shocked the world when she acquired into the avatar of India’s most profitable boxer Mary Kom. While the makers had been criticised for casting a star and utilizing prosthetics to make her seem like Mary Kom, Priyanka’s efficiency shut all of them. The actor underwent intensive coaching for months to achieve a muscular physique and even discovered the game to match the boxing champ’s Kom’s distinct model. The Omung Kumar directorial can also be ranked among the many highest-grossing Indian films led by a feminine actor.


The Anurag Kashyap directed movie starred Vineet Kumar Singh and marked the debut of Zoya Hussain. It even premiered within the Special Presentations part on the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and launched internationally with the title The Brawler. Not many know that Vineet wrote the movie along with his sister Mukti, based mostly on their observations of a number of sportspersons’ experiences within the nation. After being rejected by many manufacturing homes, Anurag took up the venture however put a situation that Vineet must grow to be an actual boxer. To full his process, he went to the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports and educated in boxing for a yr. The movie received accolades from critics and lots more and plenty alike.


The 2001 movie, starring Will Smith, focuses on acclaimed boxer Muhammad Ali’s life from 1964 to 1974. The movie chronicled Ali capturing the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston after which being banished, solely to return to combat Joe Frazier in 1971. The Michael Mann directorial additionally focussed on how Cassius Clay Jr turned Ali after his conversion to Islam, reclaiming the title from George Foreman within the Rumble within the Jungle combat of 1974.


The Sudeep starrer 2019 movie was initially deliberate to launch in 9 languages however later settled for 5. The movie follows the journey of an orphan who goes on to grow to be a wrestler and a boxer whereas moving into brawls with those that disrupt his private life. Playing a pro-wrestler Pailwan Kichcha, Sudeep impressed lots along with his physique and action-packed stunts. The movie additionally marked the debut of TV actor Aakanksha Singh.

Saala Khadoos

saala khadoos Saala Khadoos staff met Milkha Singh at Chandigarh in the course of the promotions of the movie. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

The 2016 Tamil-Hindi bilingual movie written and directed by Sudha Kongara, starred R. Madhavan as a coach to Ritika Singh, who performed an aspiring boxer. It was reported that Madhavan suffered a minor damage on the units over the last schedule however continued to shoot by means of the ache. He even wore metallic braces to have a lisp that most boxers have from accidents. The story of redemption was remade in Telugu as Guru with Venkatesh moving into Madhavan’s sneakers.

Raging Bull

The 1980 biopic stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian-American middleweight boxer, whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, destroyed his private {and professional} life. Director Martin Scorsese was mentioned to be initially apprehensive about creating the movie however later got here to narrate to the boxer’s story. Considered one of many biggest films ever made, Raging Bull gained essential acclaim, and continues to be a favorite amongst sports-movie lovers.

Cinderella Man

Another iconic biographical sports activities drama, the movie dropped at life the story of James J. Braddock, who was nicknamed ‘Cindrella Man’. Directed by Ron Howard, it starred Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger and Paul Giamatti. The Irish-Americal boxer was compelled to give up the game after struggling an damage. To make ends meet, he will get again to the ring with an injured wrist, this time combating tougher along with his left hand. As Braddock features success, his rags to riches story made sportswriter Damon Runyon dub him as ‘The Cinderella Man’

Starting July 16, Toofaan will stream on Amazon Prime Video.


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