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Dangal (2016)




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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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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (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.

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

December 22, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Times
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I walked out of this film wiping away tears and feeling invincible. I felt I could wrestle down anything that hit me. How do you put a rating on that?

December 22, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Hindustan Times

Very solid, very sound entertainment, with thumpingly good Pritam songs that make Eye of the Tiger seem like pipsqueakery.

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

This could be Aamir Khan's best performance till date. Yes, even better than Lagaan.

December 22, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Hindustan Times

The film's drama feels authentic, and not just because it's based on a true story.

December 21, 2016 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

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