Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Producers: Sethu Sriram
Banners: Walt Disney Pictures, Aamir Khan Productions, and UTV Motion Pictures
Mahavir Singh Phoghat is a National Level wrestling champion who had to give up his profession in order to support his family. He dreams that his son would fulfill his wish of winning a gold medal for India.
Unfortunately, his wife delivers four girls and his desire of having a baby boy will be shattered. So, he gives of dreaming of winning a gold medal. After picking a fight with local boys, Phogat’s elder daughters Geeta and Babita beat boys. When a complaint comes to Phoghat, he comes to know that his daughters are no less to men and starts to train them for wrestling.
The young girls are not happy the way they are leading a life of practicing and fighting. But, as they keep winning over well-trained males, the real journey will start from state to national and to Commonwealth Games.
Aamir Khan’s physical transformation is being heard since the beginning of the shooting. But it was not focused anytime in the movie. However, Aamir Khan’s performance is best of the best in recent rimes. His performance and emotional part of the movie takes the center stage in Dangal.
Sakshi Tanwar as Mahavir’s wife is a part character and she did her best and delight in the movie and her dialogues are natural as home makers. Zaira Wasim as Geeta is absolutely surprising. Her confidence in performance is superb, amazing and convincing. Suhani Bhatnagar, the young Babita did well.
Girish Kulkarni’s role as a coach is an ultimate and I felt that director made it very short and it should have been increased.
Director Nitesh has chosen a perfect script which has an emotional content. The film can make you laugh, cry and entertain throughout the movie.
First half narrates introducing the characters and targets of the main lead. And you don’t find loopholes in the movie and directly focus on main theme and each and every scene is interesting. There is no feel of tedious till the end. The second half is full of thrills, high-spirited fights, and emotional content. It is a really good film in this season.
Choosing sports-drama which has enough turns and twists is a good one. One must appreciate the director. The cinematography of the film is unique as many scenes are narrated with a camera than dialogues. Pritam’s music is top-notch and carries the mood. Production values are adequate.
If you miss Dangal, it is a crime