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Dangal Yuddham

Released Dec 21, 2016 2h 41m Biography Drama Action TRAILER for Dangal: Trailer 1 List
89% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 93% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
After his failure at winning a gold medal for the country, Mahavir Phogat vows to realize his dreams by training his daughters for the Commonwealth Games despite societal pressures. Read More Read Less

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Anupama Chopra Hindustan Times I walked out of this film wiping away tears and feeling invincible. I felt I could wrestle down anything that hit me. How do you put a rating on that? Rated: 4/5 Dec 22, 2016 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Variety Within that tight-lipped mask, [Khan] finds a hundred ways to communicate emotion. That's more than you can say for Dangal, a one-trick domestic sports drama that drags on for two hours and 40 minutes. Dec 22, 2016 Full Review Ben Kenigsberg New York Times Let it never be said that if you've seen one inspirational sports movie, you've seen them all. Dec 22, 2016 Full Review Pradeep Menon Firstpost As far as Hindi cinema is concerned, 2016 will be remembered primarily for Pink and Dangal; not just because these films wowed the audience, but also because no film in recent times has done as much to sensitize the audience about gender equality... Oct 25, 2023 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse Although in terms of substance the movie has its issues, in terms of impression and presentation, it truly thrives. Oct 27, 2019 Full Review Anna M.M. Vetticad Firstpost This December release has provided a truly happy ending to what has already been a good year for Hindi cinema. May 8, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Max A Dangal, more than simply a Bollywood film is a masterpiece of cinema. Various interesting choices are made in the film, particularly the story being narrated by Mahavir's nephew Omkar (played by Ritvik Sahore and Aparshakti Khurana) which gives the viewer the impression that Mahavir (Aamir Khan) is the main character of the film — SPOILER ALERT: he's not —. Another interesting choice was the framing of the story itself. Mahavir didn't want his daughters to succeed as wrestlers because that was their passion, and as a father he wanted to push them to reach their full potential, not at all. What he really wanted was to live his dream through their children — this is not a hot take by any means. The character literally says it himself — which honestly makes him a jerk. Performance-wise Ritvik Sahore and Aparshakti Khurana were great as comedic relief characters. Fatima Sana Shaikh and Zaira Wasim — who played adult and child Geeta Phogat respectively — were also remarkable. But the most outstanding performance, hands down, was Aamir Khan's. It feels like he gives no less than 100% in every single scene. The score and original soundtrack are also beautifully done and capture the spirit of the film to perfection. In other words, Dangal is an immersive and enjoyable experience from beginning to end worth watching and rewatching. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/21/23 Full Review Yuvraj C Based on true story family drama. This is the highest grossing film of all time in the bollywood INR 2000Cr (Approx 266M USD). Aamir Khan at the peak of his powers and popularity. All the performance are top notch. Film feels bit of drag and over melodramatic towards the end. But well made entertaining film all around. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Bollywood is great!! Really love this movie and the emotional impacts it was able to give! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/12/23 Full Review must_4242 Zabardast film hai yeh Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review ABC one time watchable. I think one of the best of Amir Khan. He should stick to a plot something like this, not mocking India and Hindus. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/20/22 Full Review Audience Member it's an amazing film, which shows the progression and development of geeta phogat as she blossoms into a gold-winning medalist in the 2010 common wealth games. the movie shows mahavir singh-ji building geeta from the ground up, and reflects how hard, dedicated work will eventually pay off. back in the 90's, boys would be the ones wrestling and for a woman to participate in a girls sport would be seen as humorous. however, geeta breaks the stereotype. this movie empowers young women to be able to fulfill their dreams, regardless of what gender society assigns to sports, work, etc. the movie sends the message to young girls that they can achieve what they want, as geeta did, even if others look down upon them. it shows that in a male dominating society, where pay rolls are higher for male counterparts and where males are seen as superior, women too can play an equal or higher role than what is expected of them. in short, this movie empowers young women to destroy the gender-based barriers built around them so they can achieve their goals in life. i would recommend this movie to those who are into wrestling, who haven't watched bollywood movies, or who are simply looking for a new film to watch. 5/5 stars, made me cry like 3 times. - gavin Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis After his failure at winning a gold medal for the country, Mahavir Phogat vows to realize his dreams by training his daughters for the Commonwealth Games despite societal pressures.
Director
Nitesh Tiwari
Producer
Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Screenwriter
Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Mehrotra
Distributor
UTV Motion Pictures
Production Co
Aamir Khan Productions
Genre
Biography, Drama, Action
Original Language
Hindi
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 21, 2016, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 22, 2017
Box Office (Gross USA)
$12.4M
Runtime
2h 41m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)