Masterpiece Dangal will do more for sports & girl child in India, than the several uninspiring government ads & lectures by our politicians.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal has left everybody speechless, with many calling it the best film of the year. Dangal is a masterpiece, Aamir Khan proves yet again why his movies are worth waiting for.
The movie has got off to a galloping start at the box office, and its only going to do better in the coming days, thanks to a great word-of-mouth publicity. With so many positive reviews for the movie, Dangal is all set to be a Lambi race ka ghoda.
#Dangal – Going to be the christmas winner in tamilnadu. Not even a single person i know disliked the movie and making others to watch!
— Prashanth Rangaswamy (@itisprashanth) December 25, 2016
With Aamir Khan releasing most of his films towards the end of the year, you can say that Bollywood indeed saves its best for the very end.
And after watching ‘Dangal’, you will surely agree! After all, Aamir does one film a year, and he puts his heart into his films.
Going by the response to the film, Dangal is sure to create Dangal at the box office!
“If Aamir thinks ‘Lagaan’ is his best film, I feel ‘Dangal’ beats it anytime,” Salman Khan.
Will it break box office records? Probably not, and that’s because of the demonetization.
Dangal Movie Reviews
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Producer: Aamir Khan,Kiran Rao,Siddharth Roy Kapur, Disney
Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat
Sakshi Tanwar as Daya Shobha Kaur, wife of Mahavir Singh Phogat
Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat, daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat
Zaira Wasim as young Geeta
Sanya Malhotra as Babita Kumari, daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat
Hindustan Times’ reviewer says this is Aamir Khan’s best performance, “He cries, frowns, gets angry, looks old and tired, but is definitely one of us. When he shakes his head helplessly, you see a father in him. When he gets into a brawl, he is the brother you always depended on. When he wants to see you win, you know you have to perform. It’s not just his pride, it’s yours as well.”
Ratings:4/5 Review By:Anupama Chopra Site:Hindustan Times
Director Nitesh Tiwari hits the familiar notes of the sports film in which the underdog becomes a champion. But Dangal works because it is about so much more — this is a film about an authoritarian but loving father and his determined daughters. It’s about the immense personal sacrifices and rigour that sport demands — for these girls, long hair, nail polish and even pani puri were luxuries.
Ratings:4.5/5 Review By:Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
On the whole, DANGAL is a masterpiece. A terrific film that stays in your heart and remains etched in your memory much after the screening has concluded. A brilliant film that restores your faith in Hindi cinema. Actually, it won’t be erroneous to state that DANGAL is the finest film to come out of the Hindi film industry in a long, long time and mark my words, it will be remembered as a classic in times to come. It blends drama, emotions, sportsmanship and patriotism extraordinarily… the icing on the cake being Aamir Khan’s towering act. This rich-in-merits film has a major advantage too — the holidays ahead [Christmas and New Year] — which will ensure a glorious run at the ticket counters. A must, must watch!
Ratings:4.5/5 Review By:Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India
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.
Ratings:4/5 Review By:Saibal Site:NDTV
A Bollywood sports biopic that gets nearly all its moves absolutely right, Dangal draws its strength from a blindingly luminous lead performance from a shape-shifting Aamir Khan. Dangal is the story of a Haryana man who dared to do the unthinkable. It is just as much the tale of a pugnacious girl who went where nobody from her tradition-bound village had ever gone. Dangal is the kind of sports film that usually eludes Bollywood. It knows the rules inside and out and meticulously plays by them without ever succumbing to dreary predictability. Dangal is an outright winner – a film that will pin you down and keep you in its grip all the way through.
Ratings:4/5 Review By:Rohit Site:Hindustan Times
This could be Aamir’s best performance till date. Yes, even better than Lagaan. A man making his daughters chase his dream. He cries, frowns, gets angry, looks old and tired, but is definitely one of us. When he shakes his head helplessly, you see a father in him. When he gets into a brawl, he is the brother you always depended on. When he wants to see you win, you know you have to perform. It’s not just his pride, it’s yours as well.
Mahavir Singh Phogat & Daughters Watch Movie, Get Overwhelmed
The real heroes (Haryana’s champion wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler-daughters Geeta and Babita ) finally got an opportunity to watch Nitish Tiwari directed ‘Dangal’, and going by their response, they loved the movie.
At the end of the movie, Phogat held Aamir Khan and wept. Even the real female wrestlers Geeta and Babita hugged their on-screen actors Fatima and Saniya after the movie.
“Getting Fatima and Saniya to be convincing as wrestlers was not easy. Wrestling requires huge amounts of physical force and strength which we had to build in the Fatima and Saniya. We were determined not to use computer-generated tricks to make their wrestling look convincing, nor use body doubles,” Nitish Tiwari.
Dangal is a true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film shows the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal Trailer
The trailer of Aamir Khan’s movie Dangal is out, and like any Aamir Khan movie it looks good (and motivating). In fact, you could easily be mistaken for thinking that the movie is a sequel to ‘Sultan’.
The line to watch out for in the trailer? “Gold medal to Gold medal hota hai, phir woh Chora laye ya Chori”.
Irrespective of the film’s box office result, one thing is for sure – many more women in India are going to pursue wrestling (and other sports) after watching this film.
Ankit Gautam says
We are living in a country where women are constantly let down by men as not being equal or men being the superior race. Cinema in India has such a great power that it can influence the people with its thought provoking movies. These days we are seeing a trend of bringing the untold stories of our heroes to the limelight. ‘Dangal’ is another such film based on the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat. He is an Indian Amateur wrestler and senior Olympics coach who trained his daughters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, to be stronger than men and ultimately win in the Commonwealth games. The movie traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughter to become wrestlers.
BollywoodPresents Team says
Well said Ankit…And that’s why that dialogue in the movie is so apt – the gold medal is important…doesn’t matter if a man gets it or a woman.