Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Suhani Bhatnagar, Zaira Wasim
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
This Nitesh Tiwari film is tight with its script and sucks you into the story quite early on. From the word go, it establishes Mahavir’s (Aamir) character very well, especially his transition from being a father to a strict coach. Geeta and Babita’s journey is tapped into with great detailing and you truly start to connect to them.
The sport of Wrestling is actually shown with such greatness that I can now think of following the sport now that I know the basic rules.
Tiwari’s camera work is excellent and in spite of a long run time, the strong narrative keeps you hooked. Dialogues are taut and bring in a good mix of light humor and emotional touch.
The film transitions from being inspirational to emotional within seconds and that’s what qualitative work is all about.
Aamir Khan has truly taken a side step here and he lets the girls, Fatima Sana Sheikh, Sanya Malhotra, Suhani Bhatnagar and Zaira Wasim, shine in their roles. The ‘Dhakad’ girls are the true heroes of this film.
Pritam’s music blends extremely well with the film and the Dangal track gives you a good boost.
For Indian women in sports, this is a landmark film that celebrates their strength and for Geeta and Babita, it is a proud moment and a perfect tribute to their father’s immense efforts in supporting them through their games.
Dangal is not just about ‘Mhari Chhoriyaan, Chhoron Se Kam Hai Ke?’ It is certainly much more. Imagine a film that makes everyone at the cinema hall stand up for a national anthem when the character wins a Gold medal. Yes! That’s Dangal for you.
Stay tuned as our full review will be out soon!