Dangal is a must see for a family. It is all about the family emotions and the upbringing of children .
Mahavir Phogat (Aamir Khan) is an Indian wrestler in Haryana who never won gold medal in his career. He is married to Daya (Sakshi Tanwar) and wishes to have a son who will realise his dream of winning a gold medal.
But fate had its own game and Daya delivers four daughters in the hope of a son. One fine day, Mahavir’s first and second daughters, Geeta (Fatima Sana Sheikh) and Babita (Sanya Malhotra) beat up the local guys and the journey of Mahavir to train them to win gold medals starts.
Omkar (Aparshakti Khurrana), nephew of Mahavir joins them in their aggressive training.
Soon after, Geeta and Babita become national gold medallists in women wrestling but their lives change upside down when they move to Patiala to National Sports Academy to train for Commonwealth Games 2010. What happens next is what Dangal all about.
Director Nitish Tiwari has finally added a feather of a well-made film on his cap. Though his previous outings Chillar Party and Bhootnath Returns were decent movies, his Dangal comes out as a champion. He had too much to do in just one film, the filmmaker managed to make a film that wins in every aspect. His narrative is engaging to the core. Though the film is pretty long, the emotions and humour quotient in the film will succeed in keeping you on the edge of your seat.
Aamir Khan’s last outing PK (2014) created shockwaves at the box office, Dangal is yet another such film where the actor completely steals the show. He proved that he can create magic on the silver screen with any script in hand. The way he has pulled off the character of a wrestler and his body transition is outstanding.
When the makers were hunting for a female lead opposite Aamir Khan, lot of names popped up. Later, speculations were put to rest when the makers announced Sakshi Tanwar as their leading lady.
Coming to the girls Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra, they truly are powerhouse of talents. They both are magical on screen and made the film look so convincing. Vivan Bhatena and Girish Kulkarni in their small roles are good. The noticeable part of the film is that, Dangal is the only film so far where people stood for the national Anthem both before and after the film.
Dangal is the best feast on this Christmas and one can’t deny that the film is the best one of 2016.
The film is recommended not only to Aamir Khan’s fans but also to the family audience who were awaiting a family drama that is high on emotions.
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Sheikh, Sanya Malhotra,