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Dangal (2016)

Not Rated | | 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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Nitesh Tiwari
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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
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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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You think our girls are any lesser than boys?


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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 »

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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
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Cut Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview in January 2017, Divya Rao stated, if Aamir Khan had declined the role, the only other choices would have been Mohanlal and Kamal Haasan. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, there is a wrestling match between Aamir Khan and Vivan Bhatena in the office. When Vivan gets defeated, then he says to Aamir Khan that "you are good because you have defeated a state level champion". To that Aamir Khan replies that "dont feel bad as you are been defeated by a national level champion". Its quite surprising that how come a state level player cannot identify a national level player especially when both belong to Haryana as apparent by their accent. See more »

Quotes

Mahavir's Brother: Our daughters will never win a gold without conditions.
Mahavir Singh Phogat: Medalists do not grow on trees. You have to nurture them. With love, with hard work, with passion.
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Connections

Referenced in Sunday Holiday (2017) See more »

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Idiot Banna
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Jyoti Nooran and Sultana Nooran
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Simply Fantastic! Plot, acting, direction: mastery in all.
22 December 2016 | by akbar-navid-151-165374See 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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