Dangal movie review: Mr. Perfectionist has got his moves right, yet again!

Dangal released today to all theatres across the country and reviews have already been afloat. The story of a wannabe wrestler way past his prime who trains his daughters not just to be physically capable of being wrestlers but also on being victorious sportswomen is making giant waves in the direction of flawless filmmaking. This has been stated as the new benchmark for Aamir’s future ventures.

Following the trend of releasing his movies on Christmas, Dangal is this year’s Christmas gift and it doesn’t disappoint us at all. In fact, it surpasses each of his previous gifts since Taare Zameen Par.


In Dangal, Aamir has also had to first look bulky to play the part of a heavyweight wrestler in his fifties and then Aamir included some intensive weight-training sessions for six months to get back into a powerful body. Mahavir Singh Phogat, a heavy belly rough authoritarian and also a caring husband and doting father, has been Aamir’s most difficult character till date, but still he plays it in a way only a sincere actor like him can!

Dangal has two new actors Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Sheikh whom Aamir Khan has applauded for their hard work and sincerity. He goes on to say how their spirit was one of the reasons he felt inspired to bring his character’s nuances on screen. The flawless camaraderie of the trio – Aamir, Sanya and Fatima has reflected well to get the best out of all of them. We also get a glimpse of this on Koffee with Karan too, last Sunday.

For its in-your-face feminism (read “Mhari Chhodiyon Ladko se Kam Hai Kain”) and its real depiction of the wrestling sport, Dangal has stood out as a sports film way past its contemporaries. Here, you can feel the struggle, the moves, the wins and it’s not entwined into a romantic tale, instead it shows the struggle women face in reality, that of being accepted in the wrestling community.


Watch this movie for its strong take on empowering women, for the simplicities of suburban families and for everything you want to see in a sports-oriented movie, well minus the over-the-top masala!

Watch it for Mr. Perfectionist and definitely for these debutants, just don’t forget to book them at Nearbuy. You can get exclusive offers for your favourite multiplexes INOX and PVR with extra cashback from CashKaro.com.


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