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Dangal (2016)

Unrated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 21 December 2016 (USA)
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Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

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Cast

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Babita Kumari
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Omkar
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Young Geeta
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Young Omkar
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Coach Pramod Kadam
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Storyline

Biopic of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat was India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg). Written by Dibyayan_Chakravorty

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Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shuai jiao ba! Ba ba  »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 700,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 1,497,300,000 (India) (25 December 2016)

Gross:

$12,391,761 (USA)
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Trivia

Film released on 23 December 2016 and was made tax-free in three Indian states (Uttar Pardesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand) to promote the campaign called Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao. The campaign is a social initiative that aims to reduce selective abortion of females, to protect girls, and to educate them. See more »

Goofs

Teenage Babita is Left handed, which you can see the way she claps during Geeta's Dangal matches. But becomes right handed when she gets older, which you can see the way she claps in Geeta's Commonwealth games. See more »

Quotes

Mahavir Singh Phogat: You have to fight in a way that people will remember you. If you win silver, sooner or later, you will be forgotten. If you win gold, you will be an example, And examples are given, child... not forgotten. See those girls? If you win tomorrow, you will not win alone. Millions of girls like them will win along with you. It will be a victory for every girl who is considered inferior to boys; who is forced into household chores, who is married off to just raise children. Tomorrow's match is the ...
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Referenced in Sunday Holiday (2017) See more »

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Dhaakad
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Raftaar
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Simply Fantastic! Plot, acting, direction: mastery in all.
22 December 2016 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Just came home after watching the premier show. It really is a masterpiece! A compelling narrative based on a true story. Add stellar acting performances and humor. Pour in cinematography, location, songs & meaningful lyrics. Voila! Everything amazingly fits together in a single string. Truly clean entertainment. In all sense of the word. Worth watching with family. A good movie should entertain. A great movie must connect. And connect, it did. I could almost feel as if I were there, throughout. The plot development is deep, and engaging. Did I mention the child actors, especially the one portraying Geeta? Outstanding performance by all. In a nutshell, my time & resources spent were fully worth. And Aamir Khan! Boy, he never disappoints. =)


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