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Dangal Movie Review

This Friday comes the most awaited movie called Dangal. The film has Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Mahotra in the lead roles while Suhani Bhatnagar, Zaira Wasim, Ritvik Sahore, Aparshakti Khurrana and Girish Kulkarni in the supporting roles. It is a biographical sports drama movie, which is directed by Nitesh Tiwari while produced by Kiran Rao, Aamir Khan and Siddharth Roy Kapur under the banner of Aamir Khan Productions in association with Walt Disney Pictures and UTV Motion Pictures.  The film deals with the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat who was himself a wrestler and trains his two daughters to come in flying colors in 2010 Commonwealth Games in different weight categories. The music of the film is composed by Pritam while the lyrics are jotted down byAmitabh Bhattacharya. The film is made tax free in UP as declared by the state government on 15th December 2016.

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Mahavir Singh Phoghat is a national level wrestling champion played by Aamir Khan but was forced to give up his sporting dreams to earn bread for his family. Thus his only dream is see his son treading his path and winning the gold for the country. Though Mahavir is seen striving for a son, destiny has some other plans as his wife played by Sakshi Tanwar is seen giving birth to four daughters. The wrestler father is heartbroken and hence is seen giving up his dreams. However, when he finds his elder daughter Geeta and the other one Babita fighting local lads, he realizes that he can train his daughters to be wrestlers. The two girls are not happy to hear the news and dislike the idea of getting trained but with choice in their fate, they end up getting trained and even beat the best of trained male wrestler. Thus starts the journey of the two daughters from the state to National and then to the Commonwealth Games wherein they win the gold medals for their country.


The film in plain terms is a gripping biopic film but soon turns into an emotional drama to turn into a captive one over the silver screen. The interesting story of a wrestler transforming his two daughters into professional wrestler who win medals at Common Wealth Games is incredible thing to check as it makes you to get the smile, cry and laugh making you glued to your seats allowing very small amounts of loo breaks till the end. In the first half, you can find the film to be simply flawless with stunning performances. The director has ensured that the audience gets connected easily to the film with the story of the two young ladies’ transformation.

The story doesn’t really beat the bush and thus one can find loads of sports drama in it like the sports politics which ruin careers of aspiring and well deserving candidates and many other things. One can barely find anything vague or weird thing in the first half making a win-win thing for the makers and the audience. The second half too is interesting to catch has the real crux of the film in the same. The father and daughter relationships found in the film gets an emotional edge and it would be interesting to see how the situations change between the two sisters and the way they are seen tapped over the same. The second half of the movie is more about the cinematic thing with loads of wrestling in it as the grown up girls now play the tournaments and other things.

Star performances

The physical transformation of Aamir Khan getting 30 kgs extra speaks volumes about the actor’s seriousness about any character he plays. He has skillfully adjusted himself into the given character of Mahavir and it is rare to see him in such an avatar.  This can be called as his best performances in the recent years. At the same time can be commendable the way he has taken his story into stride and securing the center stage with his incredible performance. On the other side, Sakshi Tanwar is a new name at silver screen but her performance vouch for a perfect choice for this character. She is extremely good in her emotions and every scene has its own delight. Now talking about the young ladies like Zaira and Suhani, they have been revelation to many and have tried their best to look like a professional wrestler. In other words, they have played their characters so well over the silver screen and so were the younger Geeta and Babita.

Direction, Music and other elements

Nitesh Tiwari is popular for his films like Bhoonahnathand Chillar Party but his debut attempt to try a sports biopic has proved that he can be a versatile filmmaker provided he gets a good script. The movie seems to come simple over the eyes of the audience, thanks to the dexterous filmmaking ideas of the director. He has given a perfect screenplay and dialogues which together help in getting a decent film. There are many scenes and sequences that play a vital role in speaking a lot about the movie. Similar is the case of director of photography which has captured the right regional accent. The scenes have perfectly shot by the photographer. He has captured the fights the best of the ways. Talking about the music , Pritam has tried to blend the music in a perfect way inside the movie, while the title track seems very much energy booster and incredibly superb.

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The film Dangal has much to offer, right from getting the inspiring tale to emotional sage and spellbinding. The film Dangal has a perfect first and the second half with gripping story, incredible performances and other elements that make the film interesting and worth watching. Once again Aamir has proved that he is not only Mr. Perfectionist in his character play but for other things as well.

Rating – 4.5


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