Dangal is the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat. Dronacharya Awardee by Government of India, Phogat was a renowned wrestler and a senior Olympics coach. He has four daughters and two nieces and all the girls are trained in wrestling. Geeta Phogat won India’s first gold medal in women’s wrestling in the 55 kg freestyle category at 2010 Commonwealth Games and she also qualified for the Olympics. Babita Kumari won a bronze at the 2012 World Wrestling Championships and Vinesh Phogat is also a Commonwealth Games gold medalist.
Aamir Khan is narrating the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat who wanted his son to win gold for India but was blessed with four daughters. Determined Phogat when ahead and trained her daughters in wrestling and fulfilled is dream. It is a real story and Aami really worked hard to fit into the role of an aging wrestler. He put on 28 kg to look like an aging father and then lose the excess weight to play the role of young Phogat.
It is an Aamir Khan Starrer movie hence has perfection in story, screenplay, dialogue, selection of co-stars and the location that is a small village in Ludhiana district in the state of Punjab. There are many anecdotes related to the story, start cast and filming of the movie. Sakshi Tanwar is playing against Aamir Khan and the wrestler actor Sangram Singh was also offered a role in the movie but he turned down the offer for unknown reasons.
Dinesh Tiwari is among the writers of the movie and he is also the director. Music is composed by Pritam and lyrics by Amitabh Battacharya. So far only one song “Haanikaarak Bapu” is released. It is a 4:22 minutes song and sung by a chorus. Rumors are that Daler Mehndi has also sung for the movie.
Dangal first look & poster
Wikipedia poster shows Aamir Khan as veteran Mahavir Siingh Phogat with his four daughters. Aamir Khan is sitting on stairs of his home and he is flanked by his daughters. The village makes the backdrop and the family especially Aamir Khan is dressed in traditional Haryanwi attires. Movie of the name is written in Hindi on the bottom and on the top Aamir Khan is praising the girls.
In another poster, Aamir Khan is shown rising from the mud and the movie name is written on the mud but in English. One more poster is doing round. Here only feet of Aamir Khan are shown and the movie name written in Hindi.
Why watch the movie?
It is a real story made by Aamir Khan, Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood hence no more reasons needed to watch the movie. It is expected to become a hit.
• Aamir Khan put on 28 kg and then surprisingly lost the weight for movie
• Aamir Khan with Nitesh Tiwary auditioned more than 3000 girls for the role of gold medalist daughters of Mahavir Singh Phogat
• Malllika Sherawat was also interested in the movie but couldn’t pass the audition test
• First trailer of the movie got more than 4.5 million hits in less than 15 hours
Directed – Nitesh Tiwari
Produced – Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Written – Nitesh Tiwari
Starring – Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Rajkummar Rao
Music – Komail & Pritam
Edited – Ballu Saluja
Production Company – Disney World Cinema, Aamir Khan Productions
Distributed – Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures
Release dates – 23 December 2016
Country – India
Language – Hindi
Dangal: Aamir Khan learnt nuances of wrestling from coach Kripa Shankar Bishnoi for the movie.