8.5/10
110,355
303 user 52 critic

Dangal (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 21 December 2016 (USA)
Trailer
3:15 | Trailer
Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director:

Nitesh Tiwari
Reviews
Popularity
2,030 ( 1,217)
Top Rated Movies #82 | 10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Best of 2018: Top 10 Indian Movies

From Stree to Padman, we celebrate the top Indian movies of 2018, as rated by IMDb users. These movies range across Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu cinema.

See the full list

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

3 Idiots (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh
PK (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt
Ghajini (2008)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss
Stars: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth
Adventure | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Stars: Aamir Khan, Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Insia is a 14 year-old from Vadodara who dreams of being a singer one day.

Director: Advait Chandan
Stars: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun
Drishyam (2015)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.

Director: Nishikant Kamat
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.

Director: Kabir Khan
Stars: Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Talaash (2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie.

Director: Reema Kagti
Stars: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji
Dhoom 3 (2013)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When Sahir, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics, turns into a thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago that ruined his father, Indian officers Jai and Ali are called to catch him.

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Stars: Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.

Director: Farhan Akhtar
Stars: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Aamir Khan ... Mahavir Singh Phogat
Fatima Sana Shaikh ... Geeta Phogat
Sanya Malhotra ... Babita Kumari
Sakshi Tanwar ... Daya Kaur
Aparshakti Khurana ... Omkar
Zaira Wasim ... Young Geeta
Suhani Bhatnagar ... Young Babita
Ritvik Sahore ... Young Omkar (as Ritwik Sahore)
Girish Kulkarni ... Coach Pramod Kadam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ravi Aneja Ravi Aneja ... Referee
Anurag Arora Anurag Arora ... Mahavir's Brother
Mahesh Balraj ... Organiser
Vivan Bhatena ... Harkinder
Anmol Charan Anmol Charan ... Little Omkar
Karmveer Choudhary Karmveer Choudhary ... Father of Mahaveer Singh Fogat
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You think our girls are any lesser than boys?


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wrestling Competition See more »

Filming Locations:

Ludhiana, Punjab, India See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

INR 700,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,248,481, 23 December 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,391,761

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$310,000,000, 27 June 2017
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Cut Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The shooting schedule of Dangal began on 1 September 2015. See more »

Goofs

At the end credit of Blu-ray version of this film Sakshi Tanwar is credited as Mahavir's (Amir Khan's character) mother. But she played the role of his wife. See more »

Quotes

[after too much strict training and ruthlessness]
Young Geeta: Enough of wrestling, now's time for the real fight.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sunday Holiday (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Haanikaarak Bapu
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Sarwar Khan, Sartaz Khan Barna, Kheta Khan and Dayam Khan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The best Indian film. Deserves an Oscar. Do not miss this masterpiece.
22 December 2016 | by TakethispunchSee all my reviews

Mahavir Singh Phogat is a former champion wrestler. He is married to Shobha Kaur. 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.


92 of 148 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 303 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed