'Dangal' is a fairly well narrated, metanarrative about the livid reality of sports in India and more so, about the place of girls in a society, as...read more
'Dangal' is a fairly well narrated, metanarrative about the livid reality of sports in India and more so, about the place of girls in a society, as a whole. It seeks to reconcile the contradictory, conflicting imperatives of the nation and women empowerment.
As far as the plot is concerned, the film is essentially a 'tribute to the girls'. However, to call it a 'feminist film' might not be right. The film fails to focus on the 'ism' and, as it mediates female agency via patriarchal will. The father transfers his obsession into the girls, who thus are moulded to dispense their own individuality, and naturalise this 'obsession' with their own aspirations. Nonetheless, the film is inspiring as it urges parents to think of their girls as 'outside the realm of marriage' and capable of other things also. Thus, the film is only an incipient towards feminism.
The scenes of the wrestling and the Commonwealth Games are simply stunning. It shows a ferocity between the atheletes, thus making the Games much more palpable and real. Even the music matches the ferocity, thus making it a treat for the eyes. Thus, as a sports film, it ticks the checklist.
Aamir Khan is overtly sanctimonious. However, the performances of the girls does overshadow him a few times. The gruelling training that the girls went through shows in the film, making the acting much more real and confident.
Overall, the film is a trailblazer as Nitesh Tiwari tries to combine elements of various genres to create a visually stunning masterpiece. I give it a 4/5, making it a must watch.
Dangal starring Aamir Khan directed by Nitesh Tiwari is a movie based on the life of a man who dreamt of winning gold medal in wrestling for the co...read more
Dangal starring Aamir Khan directed by Nitesh Tiwari is a movie based on the life of a man who dreamt of winning gold medal in wrestling for the country. He wants to have a son to fulfil his dreams but has four daughters.He gets disappointed but soon changes his mind to train his girls when the younger ones thrash a local boy who was abusing them. The two younger ones namely Geeta and Babita undergoes a transformation , change their perspective and start working hard to achieve glory who once were lazy and carefree like other teenagers. Mahavir Singh Phogat has a strong desire that his daughters will win a gold medal for their country. ( Medalist don't grow on trees, you have to nurture them, with love, with hardwork with dedication.) When the story focuses on the dynamics between Geeta, Babita and Mahavir it is estastic to see.
Dangal is produced under the banners of Aamir Khan Productions and Disney India.The music of Dangal is composed by Pritam.It could have been a lugubrious moment in the film but the lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya brilliantly and profoundly swerve around by injecting humour and wry to make it more interesting and amusing
Fatima Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra are the younger girls who play the character of Geeta and Babita and have acted exquisitely.
The movie has become the highest grossing Indian film worldwide due to it's Cinematography and direction. I adored, enjoyed and savoured the movie and will definitely watch it again.
The movie amazingly explains the journey of commonwealth games winner Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat and the hardwork their father put behind the s...read more
The movie amazingly explains the journey of commonwealth games winner Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat and the hardwork their father put behind the success of his daughters. Amir Khan was great as Mahavir Phogat and once again proves why he is known as Mr. Perfectionist. The way he carried the role of Mahavir Phogat was remarkable. The new girls Fatima Sana Sheikh as Geeta Phogat and Sanya Malhotra as Babita Phogat carried the role with great effort. Though the movie had twisted the story line a bit yet it is a must watch for all age groups.
A film with a few surprises as Geeta's and Babita's historic wins are common knowledge but Director Nitesh Tiwari did not fail to inspire women by ...read more
A film with a few surprises as Geeta's and Babita's historic wins are common knowledge but Director Nitesh Tiwari did not fail to inspire women by breaking the taboos and orthodox ideas . It has grasped the viewer's attention by putting up the relationship between a daughter and a father . Peppered with humour , Haryana language's twang and the daughter's hard work the movie is a bang on . Though most of us were quiet aware of Mahavir Phogat's dedication still the writing is so magical and out of the box. We are proud to talk of the two debut actresses Fatima(Geeta) and Sanya(Babita). They were 10/10 and were able to bring patriotic feelings in the viewer. Aamir is a feather in the cap to the bollywood industry by producing some unforgettable movies in the Indian Cinema. By gaining 22 kilos for a movie would have been a great task . Also Sakshi ( Aamir's wife ) in the movie maintained the best equilibrium between father and daughters . The Director Pritam has done full justice to the music . The title track sung by Daler Mehendi is bold and yet jubilant . Also the song " gilehriyaan" was pleasant to the ears . The movie was uplifting, fearless and super engaging . Get over your bruises and watch Dangal .