Dangal is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. It stars Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. The former is India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg). Her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg). "Dangal" is the Hindi term for "a wrestling competition".
The music for Dangal was composed by Pritam, while the lyrics were written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Kripa Shankar Bishnoi, a coach with the Indian women's wrestling team, trained Aamir Khan and the entire crew for the wrestling sequences.
Dangal is scheduled for release on 23 December 2016.
Synopsis:Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan) is a former champion wrestler. He is married to Shobha Kaur (Sakshi Tanwar). Phogat's dream is to win a gold medal for India in wrestling. He is unable to do this. He promises that his son will do what he couldn't do. However, although he loves them dearly, Phogat is disappointed when Shobha gives birth to four daughters. He does not believe girls can wrestle well. However, when two of his daughters, Geeta and Babita, come home after beating up two boys, Phogat realises how wrong he has been and begins to train his daughters in wrestling. The film is the story of how Phogat trained his daughters to become professional wrestlers.
Dangal is a praiseworthy film with laudable performance from the whole star cast. !!
December 23 rd, 2016
Dangal is the greatest Bollywood film of 2016. It is one of the best achievements in Aamir Khan's substantial career. It is perfectly crafted, and the emotional highs and lows in the script reach a resolution that is most satisfying for the viewers.
Earlier when Salman Khan's Sultan had released, there had been rumors that Aamir Khan is nervous about his forthcoming movie Dangal as it too revolves around wrestling. But, after seeing the movie, it is sure that the reports were the products of idle and mischievous minds for Aamir has unquestionably nothing to worry about concerning his film, which is simply one of the best movies to have come out this year.
Based on the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two daughters Geeta and Babita, Dangal begins in the filthy bylanes of Balali, Haryana, where Mahavir, a former wrestler longs for a son to win medals for the country. But, destiny has other plans for Phogat and the courageous wrestler is blessed with four girls. When his daughters Geeta and Babita beat up local bullies, Mahavir realises that his daughters have wrestling in their blood and promptly starts training them, much to their initial unwillingness.
The rest of the movie follows the voyage of Mahavir, Geeta and Babita as the father's training takes his daughters from the dusty akhadas of Haryana to the arena of international wrestling.
At the beginning, what impressed us about the movie was its humour. Dangal is the kind of movie, which a regular filmmaker would have handled with sobriety, but Nitesh Tiwari mesmerized us by tackling the movie with a light touch and inserting humour in the story. The amusing voice-over (Mahavir's nephew Omkar narrates the story), which will have you in splits, is certainly one of the highlights of the movie.
Aamir Khan is not known as the Perfectionist for nothing and the man will impress you with his portrayal of Mahavir, but this film doesn't belong to him alone, though it is apparent that he has put his blood and sweat into the role. This time, he has four other co-stars to almost overshadow him in places. The two girls Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar, who essays younger Geeta and Babita and Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, who play grown up Geeta and Babita, will win your hearts with their act.
All the girls are beginners (except Fatima), but it will never cross your mind while seeing the movie. I should also mention Aparshakti Khurrana (Ayushmann Khurrana's brother, for those who do not know), who essays Mahavir's supportive nephew Omkar and Sakshi Tanwar, who essays Mahavir's wife. Both these actors have given capable support and we hope to see them in more films in the near future.
As for the movie itself, though it is slightly lengthy, it promises to be an exciting watch. Appreciatively, the makers have not inserted any romantic tracks for the heck of it and have focused on the Phogat family and their battle with gender discrimination and apathy towards sports in India.
Film Dangal is entertaining, motivating, touching and realistic in the right places. Sport movies about underdogs have always worked well in India as well as in Hollywood and when backed by influential acts, solid script and well-choreographed sport sequences, there is no reason why a movie will not work!
On the whole, Dangal is a praiseworthy film with laudable performance from the whole star cast.