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Dangal - Aamir does it again!

Just when you think Aamir has just given an outstanding movie and even he couldn’t beat that level of acting in his next, Aamir strikes again. So Aamir Khan is breaking box office once again, this time with brawl Dangal (Wrestling). A Bollywood girl-power show about a father-coach training his daughters into megastar wrestlers is too much of a formula trend. Once again Amir Khan Hits the bull's eye with a movie like DANGAL which hit the silver screen on Friday, marking 100 crore club.

Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal (Wrestling) is a narrative based real life story of the struggle of an aged wrestler Mahavir Phogat to empower and support his two daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat to become world-class wrestlers, the movie depicts the very robust and dynamic relationship of father and daughters. The biopic stars Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat and Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra as the two daughters - Geeta and Babita Phogat. Sakshi Tanwar played the role of Aamir’s wife as Daya Kaur.

Mahaveer Singh Phogat rises as a living legend inspiring his girls - however evidently on a dream push or rather bull napped upon the family to a conclusive end he effectively manages on the family; and but over a crucial one year elegance period. A total family performer - that does not embed confused perceptions about family relationships as most Bollywood pictures and TV serials have been showing for long years.

Dangal is as much about Geeta and Babita Phogat, as it is about Mahavir. We are unlocked glimpses of Geeta's growth from a cumbersome child who's frightful of her dad into a young lady who enters the National Sports Academy to prepare as a wrestler, and grapples with the father.

We see female traits develop, and the film endeavors to standardize it. Geeta is a young lady, all things considered, the film appears to clarify. Whereas the story pulls the character once again into her short-hair, restrained symbol, rather than getting to be something to sermonize about, it turns into a conflict point in the film. The duo journeying transition from childhood to adulthood is played with excellence by the young artists. Here is a film that is giving its own story a chance to play out actually, giving it a priority.

Dangal brings female wrestling champions to the forefront. Geeta Phogat is a freestyle wrestler who managed to win India's first ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, in 2010. Babita Kumari is also a woman wrestler, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games as well as a bronze in 2012.

There’s a reason why Aamir Khan is called Mr. Perfectionist!

It's really worth waiting for an Aamir movie as when he comes to ensures that you observe to the best that the globe has to offer. He has taken the form of acting to a special level. Dangal is as good as it gets coming from Aamir Khan - The Perfectionist. You forget Aamir and excel into Mahavir Phogats vision, devotion, and strength. Geeta and Babita the brilliant champions get under your skin. The first half gradually and steadily picks up and till interval the curiosity reaches its climax. The second half will connect you as an audience emotionally. Aamir could have been selfish by putting more of him into the movie considering his role as a former wrestler but he altruistically focused much more on his daughters which were the actual protagonists of this movie.

You can’t bang him in perfection when it comes to Aamir Khan. The girls Geeta and Babita had done the amazing job. Aamir endured painstaking workout sessions for the character of Mahavir Phogat. He had to beforehand put on weight, going from 68 kg to 93 kg in six months, for the role of the aged wrestler during the first part of the shoot and then come back to figure within a duration of five months to play a younger Mahavir. Mahavir is a pure character, crouch, with a weighty belly, a deliberate gait, and grayish stubble in Dangal.

Dangal breaks stereotypes

Dangal isn't a story just about girls wrestling yet it is about hoping against hope, challenging the odds, not simply decided but rather being hooked on your dream. Nothing can be conquered without the trust and support of your Parents. They will be there for you at all times, in your victory and in your failure too. This is what the film Dangal messaged to us. Every story contains both sides just like every coin has two sides; Dangal reveals the strict nature besides delicate corner of a father. Showing the love and support of parents for daughters, Dangal is already breaking stereotypes. We have seen Mahavir saying, “Maari chhoriyan, chhoro se kam hai ke?” (My daughters are not less than sons) and that’s truly portraying a strong message.

Neither the story advocates anyone in person, nor it takes a stand on what is correct and what isn't. It's all left for the viewers to interpret and that's the best part. I couldn't find anything average apart from the fact that if you have watched Sultan you will feel like watching a bit very similar but with a more influential plot and no typical love story. But honestly, it’s more realistic than Sultan.

Storytelling is nicely done. If there ever was a movie made that narrated a tale as warmly as words do, it has to be Dangal. Credits to the filmmakers increase manifold for how knotted they kept viewers to the story even when the story was obvious. Influence of storytelling, one has to say.

Music was good. Daler Mehndi shines in his voice in all background records. A good approach for psychologists into the mind set of coaches who wish to be the all for all training and milestones on a journey to success only because of their ego. Kudos also for the entire practice of training an individual from a raw state to the envision level of skill sets is owned by the team of Dangal's script writer and the director.

Lastly, Hats off to Aamir Khan for keeping up the track of his brilliancy. A must see for more reasons than one. As Phil Galdston says, “Save the best for the last”, Mr. Perfectionist went on the legacy of ending the year with the top Bollywood movie. Go and experience Dangal, if you haven’t yet.

 

 

Nazish Islam - a media graduate with an undying love for chai, books, traveling, series shows, sports, hijab, and of course writing.

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