Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director:

Nitesh Tiwari
Reviews
Popularity
1,958 ( 47)
Top Rated Movies #97 | 23 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Karamveer Choudhary ... Father of Mahaveer Singh Fogat
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You think our girls are any lesser than boys?


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Fatima Sana Sheikh worked as a child artist in many films before her debut as leading lady in Dangal. One film she was famous for was Chaachi 420 in 1998 where she appeared as Kamal Hassan and Tabu's daughter. See more »

Goofs

Teenage Babita is left-handed, which you can see from the way she claps during Geeta's Dangal matches. But she becomes right-handed when she gets older, which you can see from the way she claps during Geeta's Commonwealth games. See more »

Quotes

[after too much strict training and ruthlessness]
Young Geeta: Enough of wrestling, now's time for the real fight.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sunday Holiday (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Dangal
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Daler Mehndi
See more »

User Reviews

 
Movie of the year. Its much better than sultan in terms of everything and script here worked out well
22 December 2016 | by ridinbalSee all my reviews

"Direction was superb and Aamir's performance was excellent. A compelling narrative based on true story with a powerful message for women" My rating- 4.5/5 (Movie of the year and don't miss this flick)

Positives- 1.)Direction and screenplay- Direction and screenplay didn't bore us and we were glued to the seats as it was so engaging and entertaining.

2.)Aamir khan , Zaira (young Geeta), Fathima (geeta) , suhani (young babitha), sanya(babitha) and fathima (mother)- Everyone's performance was excellent. Amir's hardwork and dedication for this role can be seen through his performance. He once again proved to be Mr perfectionist. All girls who acted as daughters were very good and they portrayed their roles without any problems.

3.)Songs and bg score- Special mention for title song. Title song was great and suited the movie well. Hats off to Pritam and he once again proved that he is the best music director of bollywood.

4.) Cinematography and edits- Cinematographer captured wrestling scenes very well and edits of certain scenes were good.

5.)Strong message for women

Negatives- (NO NEGATIVES)

Is it a must watch? Yes!!! and watch it in theaters to get the feel.

Overall- This is the best Christmas treat for everyone from dangal team. This has Aamir Khan's best performance till date. And the major one is that it has strong message for women. Yes its a must watch movie and don't miss this flick!! My rating- 4.5/5 (Movie of the year and don't miss this movie)

For more reviews go to- ridinbal movie reviews. Ridin bal movie reviews has all language movie reviews(Malayalam,English,Telugu,Kannada,Tamil,Arabic,Hindi,Iranian)


76 of 113 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 424 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

India | USA | UK | Australia | Kenya | Namibia

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wrestling Competition See more »

Filming Locations:

Ludhiana, Punjab, India See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

INR700,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,248,481, 25 December 2016

Gross USA:

$12,391,761

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,723,636
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Cut Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.



Recently Viewed