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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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Babita Kumari
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Omkar
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Young Omkar (as Ritwik Sahore)
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Coach Pramod Kadam
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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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21 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Shuai jiao ba! Ba ba  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although based in true events and real main characters names, the wrestling final that Geeta took part had a slightly different result and environment. The arena wasn't full (the movie showed full capacity), even if it was in her home country. And in the movie, the result was 1-5, 6-4, 6-5, with a disputed third round and last second victory. In real events, Geeta won in easily two round with 1-0 and 7-0 rounds. Her opponent was from New Zealand but it was called Emily and not Angelina. See more »

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

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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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Referenced in Godha (2017) See more »

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Naina
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Arijit Singh
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Very Strong - A Must Watch 10/10
23 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Story: 9/10 A Very True inspiring story of former wrestler champion Mahavir Singh Phogat whose dream is to win a gold medal for India in wrestling. But he fails to achieve that, then He avow that his son will do it. However, he got disappointed when his wife gives birth to four daughters.

Music: 9/10 Amazing, Very touching background. Greatly Synced Title track will give you goosebumps

Direction: 9/10 Nitesh Tiwari achieved what he wanted, Got a new name, One of the best directors of Bollywood.

Acting: Aamir Khan: 10/10 This time as a father, He will amaze you in every scene. His acting skills are deeply great. Whenever I watch Aamir's movies, I feel his acting. He loves acting and entertaining the world since He came to the Film Industry.

Fatima Sana Shaikh: 9/10 Sometimes I still watch Chachi 420, because I love Kamal Hassan. And Fatima Sana Shaikh was the little girl in Chachi 420. Seriously I have seen her after Chachi 420. And after Dangal she will go so far.

Aamir Khan and the two lead actress are the best cast roles in a long time, but overall cast done an amazing job.

Dangal is humorous and Inspirational Journey.


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