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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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Release Date:

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

Dangal releases on 23rd December 2016 after exactly 734 days of Aamir Khan's last release PK. 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

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
  • AK Version"

Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Aamir Khan
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Simply Fantastic! Plot, acting, direction: mastery in all.
22 December 2016 | by 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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