Sarpatta Parambarai from Amazon Prime Video directed by Pa. Ranjith has received acclaim from film critics and audiences since it premiered on July 22, 2021 in Wild Bull. As the film travels through the rise of Kabilan, an outsider and his struggle for his clan’s pride, we can’t help but draw parallels with the other successful sports dramas that really moved us. We bring you a collection of the most respected international boxing films that you can watch right now.
With the mention of sports drama, the name that immediately springs to mind is certainly Rocky. The iconic film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone tells the story of a little boxer who will take on the reigning heavyweight champion. The intense training and strength of Rocky (essays by Sylvester Stallone) has grown into a movie enthusiast’s guide in all areas of boxing over the years, making it a MUST HAVE. For SarpattaParambarai, lead actor Arya (known for his fit body) needed to improve his fitness game by doubling up on his workouts along with a mix of cardio, cycling and an extra helping of boxing.
Million dollar baby
Directed by Clint Eastwood, this award-winning film stars Hillary Swank and Morgan Freeman. The story follows Margaret “Maggie” Fitzgerald, an amateur boxer who realizes her dream of becoming a professional boxer with the training of an underrated coach (essays by Clint Eastwood). The captivating battle sequences from the film will cast a spell over you. As in Sarpatta Parambarai, the story follows the journey of Kabilan, who realizes his dream of becoming a successful boxer and winning for his clan. The grandiose boxing sequences will give you goose bumps.
Inspired by the life of a former heavyweight champion, Cinderella Man, directed by Ron Howard, unfolds the story of an Irish-American boxer – James J Braddock (essay by Russel Crowe), who is persuaded by his wife (Renne Zellweger) to put boxing behind him allow. Due to the circumstances (Great Depression), James J Braddock comes back in the ring to fight one last time. With new found strength and tactics, one last fight becomes the first of his many victories and he eventually becomes the greatest boxer in the world. Just like the Cinderella man, Aryas Kabilan turns the film into a strong comeback post to a minor derailment for his clan – Sarpatta Parambarai and successfully defeats the threatening Vembuli (essays by John Kokken). The final clan duel in the movie is sure to get you to the edge of the seat.
The critically acclaimed sports drama from the Tamil era, Sarpatta Parambarai directed by Pa. Ranjith, starring Arya, John Kokken, Pasupathy, Kalaiyarasan and many others, is now streamed on Amazon Prime Video.