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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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Runtime:

| (Mainland China Cut Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Aamir Khan's second biographical film after "Mangal Pandey" (2005). 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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Connections

References Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Dhaakad
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Raftaar
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This is AAMIR KHAN's by far the best one.Finest casting and terrific acting by all.
23 December 2016 | by umashankarpati1997See all my reviews

Aamir Khan shines in the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat. He is so outstanding in his performance that this could be considered as one of his best works ever. The opening scene of the film is just a glimpse of Phogat's passion for the sport – wrestling. The first half of Dangal works exactly like a skilled wrestler – invariably sure of its moves. The film's second half is all about victory. Mahavir's transformation from the once upset father of a baby girl to the most triumphant one to Geeta's string of losses before she finally wins a gold during Common Wealth Games to desi akhara being replaced by wrestling mat – every moment works in contrast to what you had watched earlier. But not even once does the film loses its focus.

A word here about Mukesh Chhabra's casting: he has done a tremendous job of the casting. Nitesh Tiwari's direction is amazingly terrific. AmitabhBhattacharya's lyrics are great. Pritam's music is in terrific sync with the mood of the drama. 'Dangal dangal' is a very inspiring song and will soon become a rage. 'Dhaakad' and 'Haanikarak' are also very well-tuned. The 'Gilehariyaan' song has terrific charm of a different kind. Amitabh Bhattacharya's lyrics are great. The song writer may pick up some awards for his lyrics. Bosco- Caesar's choreography is very real. Pritam's background music deserves distinction marks. The actors who play the young Geeta and Babita (Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar) do a competent job of maintaining the audiences attention. And both Shaikh and Malhotra carry it forward, especially when they spend a lot of the second half on the mat, learning how to lose, and, above all, to win. Since it encapsulates the historic win of the phogats who bought India glory so it is bound to inspire women. Dialogues are absolute gems. Without being overtly long, they are so effective that they invariably touch the heart before reaching the ears. On the whole, Dangal is not just a movie; it is an experience to be cherished. The film is destined to be one of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema.As it content oriented so The movie is both for the single screens as well as for the multiplexes and people of all age can watch.so this movie is a must watch. So I Rate it 10 stars out of 10 because I was thinking movie deserves it.I usually don't rate any movie 10 but This movie "HatsOff". Don't Expect a better story than this.Finest piece.Dangal hai yeh.


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