Dangal – Movie Review

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Dangal is a true story about the making of two Indian Women Wrestlers , Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari from a small village in Haryana , India. Their father , Mahavir Singh Phogat himself being a National Champion in Wrestling always dreamed to get a gold medal for India in the International Arena but, could not pursue wrestling due to financial constraints of the family. He wished to have a son who could fulfil his dream of getting a gold medal for India in wrestling. His dream of having a son was dashed as his wife gave birth to two beautiful daughters.

One day he saw some parents waiting for him in his house . On enquiring it was found that they had come to his home to complain him about his daughters, who had beaten their son black and blue . Seeing this Phogat becomes exited and realises that he doesn’t need a son to fulfil his dream getting gold medal for India in International Wrestling He starts training his daughters very hard and finally they move on to become National Champions in Wrestling. They are sent to National Sports Authority for further training where they train under a new coach who is not as great and committed as their father. Geeta for sometime loses her focus and doesn’t follow the discipline required in sports. As a result she starts losing in International Arena. With the losing streaks, she starts losing her confidence and starts doubting her capabilities. She talks to her father about this .Seeing his daughter in this situation Phogat takes room on rent near NSA for training his daughters. The two sisters move out of the National Sports Authority campus daily without permission to train under their father. But, soon this comes to the notice of the coach and the duo are required to give an explanation. Warning is issued to Phogat and he is told to not come inside NSA premises. He is unable to train his daughters but, doesn’t give up . He finds a way to train them remotely by watching their videos and instructing them on mobile phone. Finally , Geeta Phogat is able to get the gold medal for India in wrestling in Common Wealth Games 2010 against the hopes of everybody.

Learnings :
• Work hard and never give up on your dream
• Losing is never the end , each one of us has the capacity to turn the tables
• Focus and Hard work are the keys to success
• Where there is Will there is a Way. Lack of means cannot stop oneself to achieve one’s Dreams.

Extra bytes : Movie is based on the True Story of the making of women wrestlers Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari

PLATINUM METER

Genre: True Story , Sports , Motivation , Biopic
Language: Hindi
Rating : U
Running Time: 160 minutes
Directed By: Nitesh Tiwari
Produced By: Aamir Khan , Kiran Rao ,Siddharth Roy Kapur
Cast: Aamir Khan,Sakshi Tanwar,Fatima Sana Shaikh,Sanya Malhotra,Zaira Wasim,Suhani Bhatnagar
Release Date: December , 2016
Frightening /violence scenes/Intense scenes: 0/5
Alcohol/drugs/smoke: 0/5
Profanity: 1/5
Adult Intimacy: No
Rating on Family Values: 5/5
Rating on Motivation : 5/5
Suitability for age groups:
5 -12 years: Yes
12-18 years : Yes
18 years and above : Yes