Dangal is a movie worth watching because it is inspiring as well as entertaining. It is not just about the sport but something deeper. It is about the people, their sacrifices, their attitude, their passion and their emotions. Mahavir Singh Phogat is the man who made women’s wrestling popular. Aamir Khan proves yet again that he is one of a kind by opting and execution perfectly the role of an ageing, overweight wrestler. The determination of Mahavir is evident from his eyes. Both the girls did an amazing job and they are rightfully this year’s best find.
Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan), a wrestler from Haryana had to let go of his dreams of winning gold for his country. Now he is left with a hope that his son will earn the gold for him. But he lost all hopes of having a son and was on the verge of turning back on his dream when he through some turn of events realizes that his daughters have wrestling imbibed in their blood. So the determined father starts training his girls Geetha and Babitha and ultimately makes both of them winners.
Sakshi Tanwar also did a nice job as the composed wife of Mahavir. Dangal is a film based on determination, dreams and above all the faith of a father in his daughters. Mahavir not only says but also knows that his ‘Choris’ are no less than any ‘Choras’. Through the film we realize that legends are indeed not grown on trees but nurtured with love, care and passion. The movie loudly expresses the narrow mindedness of the people about having girl children, about the so called conventions that sports are just meant for men and girls are supposed to do the chores. Every actor in the film did justice to their roles and even though the story of Geetha and Babitha is familiar to the people, the film has a certain quality and uniqueness because wherever you expect a cliché, you do not get it.
The film is perfection except for the Haryanvi style of the dialogs that are a bit hard to understand. The film’s director, Nitesh Tiwari had effectively captured all the elements; the right amount of humor, tear ups, passion, perseverance and whatnot. Music director Pritam and lyricist Amitabh Battacharya have made an effective background score that makes us feel closer to the ‘Mitti’ or Mother Earth. The title track by Daler Mehndi is successful in pumping up the adrenaline. And at the end of it all we are all filled with inspiration, patriotism and so many other wonderful feelings that are beyond explanation. The Phogat family has just won over our hearts.