Dangal

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  161 min.
Release Date: December 23, 2016 (limited) - December 23, 2016 - select cities

Current rating: Rating: 4.86
based on 56 votes and 13 reviews
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Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Aparshakti Khurana, Zaira Wasim

Synopsis

Dangal ('Wrestling') revolves around the extraordinary life of Mahavir Singh, an ex-wrestler who is forced to give up his dreams of winning gold for India in international wrestling due to lack of financial support. He resolves to train his future son to one-day represent India in his passion sport. But destiny had other plans.

Over two decades, Mahavir's faith in his dream dwindles as he is blessed with four children, all girls. But when his eldest daughter Geeta, aged 14 and his second daughter Babita, aged 12, bash up a group of boys from the neighborhood during an eve-teasing incident, Mahavir realizes his girls have the same talent he was born with.

With hope restored, Mahavir relentlessly pursues his goal of transforming his daughters into world-class wrestlers. Forcing them to train with the village boys, Mahavir inspires them to fight to win despite the odds and to go for gold, no matter what.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Studio: UTV Motion Pictures
Producer(s): Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Screenplay: Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Mehotra, Nitesh Tiwari

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  • 5 stars "The most powerful and inspiring film of the decade. A must see. Congratulations to the actors and to the brilliant directing of Nitesh Tiwari!"
  • 5 stars "Loved it on so many levels. Go see it."
  • 5 stars "As Canadian citizen born and raised in BC., I felt this was the best movie of all time and I felt it beat out all Hollywood or Bollywood movies."