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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:

Dangal 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)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first Indian film to exceed $100 million (subsequently $200 million) and INR 1,000 crore overseas. 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

Young Babita: We missed training just for a day. What was the need to create such a big scene?
Young Geeta: What kind of father forces his daughters to become wrestlers? Make them wake up at 5 am to run. Works them like slaves. Makes them fight boys. And if they protest, he cuts their hair. May God never give anyone such a father.
Geeta's wedded friend: I wish God had given me such a father. At least your father thinks about you. Otherwise, our reality is the moment a girl is born, teach her to cook and clean, make her do all the household ...
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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 Navid AkbarSee 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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