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Dangal ('Wrestling') revolves around the extraordinary life of Mahavir Singh, an ex-wrestler who is forced to give up his dreams of winning gold for India in international wrestling due to lack of financial support. He resolves to train his future son to one-day represent India in his passion sport. But destiny had other plans. Over two decades, Mahavir's faith in his dream dwindles as he is blessed with four children, all girls. But when his eldest daughter Geeta, aged 14 and his second daughter Babita, aged 12, bash up a group of boys from the neighborhood during an eve-teasing incident, Mahavir realizes his girls have the same talent he was born with. With hope restored, Mahavir relentlessly pursues his goal of transforming his daughters into world-class wrestlers. Forcing them to train with the village boys, Mahavir inspires them to fight to win despite the odds and to go for gold, no matter what.

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Aamir Khan
as Mahavir Singh Phogat
Fatima Sana Shaikh
as Geeta Phogat
Sanya Malhotra
as Babita Kumari
Zaira Wasim
as Child Geeta
Suhani Bhatnagar
as Child Babita
Ritvik Sahore
as Young Omkar
Girish Kulkarni
as Coach Pramod Kadam
Ravi Aneja
as Referee
Anurag Arora
as Mahavir's Brother
Mahesh Balraj
as Organiser
Anmol Charan
as Little Omkar
Badrul Islam
as Chicken Shop owner
as Government Officer
Hafiz Khan
as Sammar
Ansh Rathore
as Official
Shishir Sharma
as Head of Department of the NSA
Gurpreet Toti
as Video Parlour Guy
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Critic Reviews for Dangal

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (2)

  • Within that tight-lipped mask, [Khan] finds a hundred ways to communicate emotion. That's more than you can say for Dangal, a one-trick domestic sports drama that drags on for two hours and 40 minutes.

    Dec 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Let it never be said that if you've seen one inspirational sports movie, you've seen them all.

    Dec 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Very solid, very sound entertainment, with thumpingly good Pritam songs that make Eye of the Tiger seem like pipsqueakery.

    Dec 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Top Critic
  • This December release has provided a truly happy ending to what has already been a good year for Hindi cinema.

    May 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Tough father trains unwilling daughters to be champions.

    Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Maybe my biggest issue with the film is that it plays safe, in sharp contrast to its sport and gender-empowering subjects: when was the last time wrestling was considered a safe career, both literally and figuratively?

    Feb 5, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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