Aamir Khan starrer much-awaited film Dangal has finally hit the silver screens. The film is based on the story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his wrestler daughters Geeta and Babita.
Dangal has a time flow, but the good thing is it didn’t start with a flashback like many films do nowadays. The film starts with Mahavir complaining that India will never win a gold medal because here the wrestlers aren’t treated well and don’t receive good training and money. But, somewhere, his failure to win a gold for India still haunts him. He decides to fulfill his dream of winning gold for the country at the international level through his son. However, destiny has its own plan and he is blessed with four beautiful daughters. A shocking incident makes him realise the potential of his elder daughter Geeta and second girl Babita. And then starts the training and journey to win the good for India. However, in a small village fron Haryana, people will not easily accept a girl, wearing shorts and doing wrestling. But, this film shows girls are not just born to cook and give birth to children. There is also an ego clash between the father and his daughter, but than with the generation gap, it’s quite natural to have certain ups and downs. When the film ends, it makes you feel proud and more patriotic.
All the performances in the film are outstanding. This is called an Aamir film, but the child actors Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar delivers a stupendous performances as young Geeta and Babita, respectively. Then comes in the picture else Geeta and Babita played by Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra. They give a remarkable performances in their first film itself. Their body language, persona, and behaviour looks so real, raw, and convincing with that of a wrestler. Every time Aamir and his girls into the frame, they rock the scene with their acting and emotions.
The good thing about the film is it is not dragged unnecessarily even if it’s a long film. Every scene and moment and song look so apt and subtle on the screen. Dangal is not just about Mahavir and his fighter daughters, it shows how badly wrestlers are treated in our country. It shows the dark side of how powerful talent goes in vein because of no strong support from the government.
Also, there are moments you will find yourself cheering and supporting the wrestlers from the film as if you are watching a live match. You will be whistling, hurraying, applauding, and end up crying several times. It’s a film but the way it is shown you’ll actually celebrate the victory of these girls.
The places and way the film is shot is quite precise. Music by Pritam is ultrafine and adds strength to the scenes. Nitesh Tiwari has given us one of the best and crisp biopic films. It is also one of the best films of 2016. Dangal is not just a marvellous film, it is a superb cinematic experience that will make you extremely happy.