Christmas has come and its a merry and festive time for cinema lovers as much awaited Aamir Khan’s Dangal is finally released.
Story Of Dangal:
The movie is based on real story of Haryana wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trained his daughters to take up the male-dominated sport Dangal. The story begins with Aamir Khan as a a former champion wrestler. He is married to Shobha Kaur(Sakshi Tanwar). Phogat’s dream is to win a gold medal for India in wrestling. He is unable to do this. He promises that his son will do what he couldn’t do. Phogat is disappointed when Shobha gives birth to four daughters. He does not believe girls can wrestle well. However, when two of his daughters, Geeta and Babita, come home after beating up two boys, Phogat realises how wrong he has been and begins to train his daughters in wrestling. The film is the story of how Phogat trained his daughters to become professional wrestlers.
Dangal Movie Review:
Dangal is a masterpiece by Aamir Khan and the four young women who play his daughters Geeta and Babita (Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra) . Aamir Khan is squat, with a heavy belly, a deliberate gait, and a grizzled beard in Dangal. He is as the ziddi yet sensitive parent while Sakshi Tanwar as the doting mother will impress you with her subtle presence.
The film first half is quite entertaining and it gives a very important message about girls being the equal of boys. Aamir Khan pride in seeing his daughter explain how they thrashed boys is immense. The lines Gold toh gold hota hai chhora laavey ya chhori: this dialogue captures the essence of movie. Both Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar have played younger Geeta and Babita with utmost honesty and sincerity. The lines by these girls are full of humor. Raising funds for training, changing people’s mindset such issues are dealt well. The first half is about how girls are prepared to be wrestlers. You will feel and smell the `mitti’ of the `akhara’, the `daanv-pench’ (moves) that truly skilled wrestlers use to face down.
The second half is strong too. Both both Shaikh and Malhotra spend a lot of the second half on the mat, learning how to lose, and, above all, to win. Transformation of Geeta from being a dedicated wrestler to a typical girl is interesting. You’ll be totally engrossed in Geeta’s international matches. Every move is smart. Fatima Sana Shaikh is so incredible that you might not be able to forget her as Geeta Phogat. The second half focuses on Geeta’s journey to win international acclaim. Aparshakti Khurrana as their cousin is given some funny one liners.
Hats off to the director Nitesh Tiwari who has given a perfect reply to those who feel women are only meant for household chores.
Dangal music by Pritam is an unusually earthy album. The first song Haanikaarak Bapu, will make you laugh. The singing by the cracked, sweet-voiced Manganiyar child folk artistes Sarwar Khan and Sartaz Khan Barna is a joy. But the star of the song is the lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya, the innocent complain every child would’ve had against her parents. The rap by Raftaar Dhaakad unveils the female hero as a threat to others. The opening lines, of title track Dangal, Re latth gaad doon, Re jaada paad doon, transport us in the middle of the dusty, wrestling pits of Haryana. Daler Mehndi’s charged, high-pitched rendition is perfect.
Dangal movie cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Sheikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar, Ritwik Sahore, Aparshakti Khurana, Girish Kulkarni
Dangal movie director: Nitesh Tiwari
Dangal is definitely a gold medal for its star cast. Dangal scores with its first-rate performances. We will rate this movie a 4.5/5. A must watch for Christmas and New Year.