When Mahavir Singh Phogat Aamir a wrestler from Haryana loses hope of having a son he trains his daughters Geeta Fatima and Babita Sanya to make wrestling history thus breaking the taboo of Indian women participating in a sport thus far dominated by men.
Dangal Full Movie (Review)
In the story department, Dangal offers few surprises because Geeta and Babita’s historic wins at the Commonwealth Games and following championships are common knowledge. However this screen adaptation serves as a recap of their arduous journey and it vigorously recaptures their stubborn father’s resolve to make them professional wrestlers against the odds. Since it encapsulates the historic wins of the Phogats who brought India glory
the film is also bound to inspire more women to seriously consider kushti as a sport What works wonderfully here is the writing Director Nitesh Tiwari along with Piyush Gupta Shreyas Jain and Nikhil Mehrotra should be complimented for their tongue-in-cheek quality, peppered with humour and several poignant father-daughter emotions all through.
Of course a little bit is lost in translation because of the Haryanvi twang. But messages on our obsession with the male child (prevalent since the dark ages), myopic stand on bringing up our daughters and the administration’s pathetic disposition towards sports, are loud and clear.
It is to the film’s credit that though Geeta and Babita’s wins are documented, it still manages to engage the viewer with the wrestling tournaments and bring patriotic emotions to the fore. Most importantly, Dangal scores with its first-rate performances.
An ungainly Aamir 22 kilos heavier with grey hair is pitch-perfect as the ziddi yet sensitive parent. The 51-year-old actor should be complimented for experimenting with his roles unlike his contemporaries who prefer to play safe. Sakshi as his wife, is restrained, yet effective. And, the debutants Fatima and Sanya are easily this year’s best finds
Dangal Release Date
Initial release: 22 December 2016
Did you know: Dangal is the highest-grossing Indian film in overseas markets by overseas gross ($217 million
Dangal Movie Cast
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