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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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Cast

Credited cast:
... Mahavir Singh Phogat
... Geeta Phogat
... Babita Kumari
... Daya Kaur
... Omkar
... Young Geeta
... Young Babita
... Young Omkar (as Ritwik Sahore)
... Coach Pramod Kadam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ravi Aneja ... Referee
Anurag Arora ... Mahavir's Brother
Mahesh Balraj ... Organiser
Anmol Charan ... Little Omkar
Badrul Islam ... Chicken Shop owner
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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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21 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dangal - Die Hoffnung auf den großen Sieg  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sakshi Tanwar took it as a prank when she got a call saying she was offered a part in the film, until she visited the maker's office and also met Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar skipped her Bhutan holiday trip to be part of the film. 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

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 Godha (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Gilehriyaan
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Jonita Gandhi
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Very Nice Movie
22 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Excellent movie. Stellar performance by Aamir Khan. Movie of the year. The girls - kids and the grown ups portrayed their role very well. Special mention should be given to Nitesh Tiwari - the director. Music by Pritam is good. The cinematography is nice. The story telling is superb. Overall very nice movie. Watch this movie for Aamir Khan. Hands down to Aamir. His role as Mahavir Singh Phogat will be marked as one of his best. This film will come as one of the best sports films based on the life of coach after Chak De and Iqbal. I strongly recommend this film. Wish other actors think like how Aamir Khan thinks. He is brilliant actor. That makes him special and perfectionist. My rating 10/10.


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