Amir Khan and his December releases continue this year too and as usual his December releases never fails to impress us. One such release is Dangal and this time he has taken Wrestling as the theme and we have seen many films based on that sport this year. Lets see what this film is gonna tell us about.
This is a real life story based on Mahavir Singh Phogat (Amir Khan), a national level wrestler whose dream was to win a gold medal for India. Due to situations he failed to fulfill his dream but settles down with a hope of his son winning the gold. He gets disappointed when his wife (Sakshi Tanwar) gives birth to four daughters. Mahavir gives up all his hope and shuts his dreams. One day a thought appears and he discovers that his two daughters Geeta and Babita have all the potential of becoming wrestlers. Right from their teenage days Mahavir starts a rigorous training for Geeta and Babita so that they can win gold medal for India. What happens to them when they grow up forms the rest.
The movie scores big on authenticity. The rigorous training the girls are put through, the clashes with sports authorities, and the thrilling, nail-biting bouts all ring true without a hint of artifice. The shades in Mahavir’s character are highlighted subtly, bringing his softness and the messages the film relays to the fore. The heart of the film is an incredible performance by Amir Khan, who doesn’t just play Mahavir he becomes him. His heavy body acts as an additional importance to his character and excels in every scene. He not only reinvent himself, he tips his films with this novelty factor that wows his audience.
The young Geeta and Babita are adorably cute. They will leave you spell bounded by their wrestling moves. Fatima is fantastic as adult Geeta and carries some of the most important scenes on her shoulders. Her wrestling matches in the commonwealth games are a treat to watch. The dialogues are heartfelt and works perfectly as per the situation required. The cinematography by Sethu is of top-notch and does proper justice to the feel and genre of the movie. The music by Pritam works as an additional screenplay in the movie and songs are well placed in the movie. BGM is fantastic too.
Nitesh Tiwari deserves full marks for extracting fantabulous performances from his team. He excels in every department. He narrates the film in proper manner and makes you connect with every emotion in the film. The whole bonding of father and daughters is among the best we have seen in our films. Overall it’s for a solid and satisfying watch..! 🙂