Mahavir Singh Phogat, a wrestling champion must quit his sport and take to other paying jobs to support his family and dreams of making his offspring a champion medalist to carry on the legacy. Fate plans a different course as he is blessed with four daughters. He pacifies himself against the taunt of an entire village who don’t miss a chance to mock him until he witnesses his daughters thrash guys of their age for picking quarrels. As life slaps him hard to witness the wrestlers in them, the rest is history!
Running Time:
160 min
Release date:
23 December 2016
Directed by:
Nitesh Tiwari
Produced by:
Aamir Khan
Kiran Rao
Siddharth Roy Kapur
Written by:
Nitesh Tiwari
Piyush Gupta
Shreyas Jain
Nikhil Meharotra
Based on true events from life of:
Mahavir Singh Phogat
Aamir Khan
Sakshi Tanwar
Fatima Sana Shaikh
Sanya Malhotra
Zaira Wasim
Suhani Bhatnagar
Rohit Shankarwar
Music by:
Shot by:
Sethu Sriram
Editing by:
Ballu Saluja
Distributed by:
UTV Motion Pictures

What’s Hot

  • The movie is a well-crafted masterpiece. The screenplay is bulletproof. There is method to every action and this makes the movie a good example of crafty storytelling. A normal 1960’s father would have been content seeing his daughters get on with the nuptials. It is unfathomable to even think of repeating what Mahavir accomplished given the circumstances then – something that adds more awe to the movie.
  • Cometh character roles that demand rigorous acting performances, cometh ‘the’ Aamir Khan. Right from the time as a wrestler, through his middle-age to becoming a senior, he has sculpted himself and his mannerisms. There is unequivocal scope for each of the main characters and they have grabbed their piece of the pie. Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sakshi Tanwar have excelled in their roles.
  • Director Nitesh Tiwari has not put a foot down wrong in ensuring that the movie is an enjoyable watch. He has managed to get the male audience enliven Aamir Khan’s spirit and the female audience, that of Fatima.
  • Pritam’s music in the movie bodes well with its screenplay. He has infused presumably the best of Bhangra and folk music into the liveliness of the screenplay.
  • A sport biographical will demand diligence from the technical crew of cinematography and editing for the way wrestlers grip, change their stance. Ballu Saluja and Sethu Sriram have ensured that the essence of the sport is well preserved with their commendable job.

What’s Not

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Verdict Stamp

Movies like Dangal are more of an experience than just a watch. Revolutionaries are spirited individuals who had the courage to face adversity head on and inspire change. To state that Mahavir inspired Geeta and Babita to fight their opponents just inside the ring would be an understatement. The Dronacharya award stands testament to this!