The Perfectionist strikes again, Aamir Khan imposing over high standards after a two-year.
Director: Nitesh Tiwari.Dangal starring Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat is an eye-catching portrayal of an amateur wrestler’s unaccomplish...read more
Director: Nitesh Tiwari. Dangal starring Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat is an eye-catching portrayal of an amateur wrestler’s unaccomplished journey of procuring an Olympic gold medal for his country. Thereby, he purports the whole daydream to his progeny who will serve the relinquished feats. The movie analogically breaks typical stereotypes and the essence of “realisation” is meted out at every level. Such as his elder daughters Geeta (Zaira Wasim) and Babita (Suhani Bhatnagar) firstly beating up boys for making unappropriate comments. But before, he derides his unrequited fate for a boy who can fulfil his patriotic fervour. Hereafter, he analyses “Gold toh gold hota hai; chhora lave ya chhori.”( Gold is gold; whether a son brings it or a daughter.) Consequently, the remorse of having four daughters is edged up by the making of first women Olympic gold medallist- Geeta Phogat. The amped up tortures that girls have to go through from early morning practice, no street food, boy cut till serious wrestling practice has an artistic cut carved by Tiwari. Eventually, reality dawns upon them when they figure out about the reciprocating growth towards a known career which the father is managing or the conventional norms associated with the outset of chulla-chaukha and unending domesticated chores. Now the girls are ready but not the system. The chieftain problem lies in societal norms which Mahavir is battling forward. Remarkably, he pushes the boundation proposed by value system that totally reeks about feminism. Geeta won junior level and enters National Sports Academy (NSA) in Patiala. She (Fatima Sana Shaikh) swore by ‘national-level’ coach by ousting her father’s outdated technique and developing a father-daughter dissent, typically clichéd and daughter taking the place of a son where there should be a father-son feud. Whenever it shows someone vulnerable, it revives the beat again in active commitment. Role played out by every member is disparate and relational like Omkar (Aparshakti Khurana) who is narrating the story and has stayed as a testing body for his sisters from childhood onwards. Subsequently, Babita (Sanya Malhotra) is behind Geeta and joins NSA after winning junior level. Whereas she dissociates with other activities Geeta associates with like eating gol-gappe, long hairs, thus skipping discipline aside. When she fails for the first time she realises that her coach was training her an augmented reality. Her dependency on father clocks and she makes up, again clichéd but emotional. Then, Mahavir formulates a way of making her win by ending up in Patiala and secretly training. On the meanwhile, by going through pivotal mistakes she made. Thenceforth, the secret is identified and Mahavir was asked to stay away but again he makes everything possible by tutoring Geeta on phone. A Father can make everything possible for her girl just like fairy-tales. Again, the curtain rises and Geeta is in Finals and Mahavir is locked-up in an inner-room, out of Coach’s jealousy and contradiction in designing strategies. In the last nine seconds, she is behind 1-5 and recalls a 5-pointer method taught by her father which addresses next-level difficulty but she figures forth and won by 6-5. In the end, the National Anthem was heard and Mahavir’s entry with eyes brimming full of tears and embracing both daughters. While Geeta speechifying for country and her father only, leaving the coach deadened. The movie is full of rational thinking process. Thanks to the writing team for rifling through the basic innuendoes and producing profundity for both Phogat daughters and at the utmost level Mahavir Singh Phogat who is battling every debacle whether society norms or middle-class struggling tricks to imbue justice in training method. Stellar appearance of Aamir makes it a monumental history unknown to the germs of every nation. Totally worth to watch !
Who said girls can’t be equal to a man or girls are inferior to men? We have been seeing huge changeover with girls transpiring almost in all...read more
Who said girls can’t be equal to a man or girls are inferior to men? We have been seeing huge changeover with girls transpiring almost in all fields no matter how hard the trial is. This has been grabbed very sensually by Nitesh Tiwari’s ‘Dangal’. Indeed it was a promising role for all who acted in the movie, especially for Fatima Sana Shaikh as a robust Geeta Phogat who had to fall prey to the “Real” outside world when she leaves for National Sports Academy to get trained for Commonwealth Games in wrestling. But then it did not take much time for her to realize her real worth and the fighting strategy that her father (Aamir Khan) adopted way back in the village. Here, we really had to thank Nitesh Tiwari for bringing out the most ancient game and oldest sports in the world into the limelight. How many of us would have had the chance to witness such sports in live and the lives of the wrestlers behind the scenes. It’s indeed true; every sportsman is grown as a warrior in real life. Aamir khan has again proved to be a versatile actor of Indian cinema, who has done his full justice to the role as Mahavir Singh Phogat. A strict yet endearing father, who knows how to make his girls best in the field that he had chosen for them at the same time, he doesn’t want to break down before them when his Daughter wins the medal. Not to forget Sakshi Tanwar as Daya Shobha Kaur, even being a stereotypical mother who wanted her daughters to lead their life just like other girls could not stop Mahavir singh Phogat from achieving his dreams. And, the tête-à-tête treat from time to time we get from Aparshakti Khurana as Omakar also need to be appreciated. Last but not the least, the soundtrack has given major thrills while watching the movie. So, if you are planning to spend your weekend evening this movie is worth the watch.
'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.