October 25, 2020

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Dangal Review: Dangal Machadegi!

After the release of Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’, Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ was quite in news for its similar theme. However, still there was quite a lot of hype of expectations from this movie for number of reasons – be it an Aamir Khan’s movie, a biopic that is being inspired from true-story, and so on. Well, let us see if the movie has given us Goosebumps or disappointment.

It is based on a true story of Mahavir Singh Phogat who is a sure-shot winner in every wrestling match. Soon he gets retired and regret by not winning a Gold Medal for his beloved country ever in his career. Now, he hopes that his unfulfilled dream will become true someday from his unborn son. But his pregnant wife gives birth of two lovely girls instead of a boy. Mahavir gives up his dream as he thinks only a son can win a gold medal.

However, one fine day Mahavir sees some extraordinary potential in his girls after they bashed two rowdy teenage boys who misbehaved with him. What follows next is setting a new trend and making winners in girls as Mahavir begins to train his daughters, Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat, to become world class wrestlers.

Dangal is a hugely entertaining sporting saga that works merely as a piece of good old storytelling leavened with rousing, crowd-pleasing ingredients. Dangal blends humour with intensity, and intimacy with spectacle, to perfection. With excellent dramatization, Dangal is a film that serves justice to the sport and its country. And thus the result is a film that springs many a delightful surprise.

Dangal is more than a sport-film. It’s more than an Aamir Khan film. You will laugh, cry, get inspired and motivated to the core, along with a perfect dosage of entertainment from first frame to the last frame. The desire and passion of Mahavir winning a gold medal for India, his training to the daughters who were at first reluctant to become as a wrestler and join akhada, the battle that these daughters fight on their personal and professional level, all the heroism in the movie and many more sequences will engage and connect you throughout. And that’s the magic of the movie! On every parameter, Dangal will give you many Goosebumps and will also make you recollect some iconic movies like ‘Chak De! India’ and ‘Iqbal’, that makes you proud as an Indian and gives you a strong patriotic feeling.

Meanwhile, apart from wrestling sport theme, Dangal is in no way similar to Sultan. It’s like there are a lot of movies with cricket as its theme, but the story and execution is entirely differently. And so is the case of these two movies. So people should broader their mind and consider this fact!

Director and co-screenwriter Nitesh Tiwari touches the emotions of every human being, and depicts the delicate relationship shared by a father and his daughters most realistically. The drama is just what we need and the emotional quotient is equally heartrending and poignant. In additions, all the wrestling sequences are perfectly executed and Nitesh Tiwari deserves applaud for this.

Music tracks by Pritam are a winner and perfectly blend with the movie’s theme. Background score is just as effectual and boosts the impact of the drama. Cinematography is excellent and Dialogues are very much powerful and clap-worthy. Editing is crisp and watertight, where the audience will never-ever go to boredom or feel like a stretchy.

Dangal is in every way an Aamir Khan film, where his performance makes sure to amaze you throughout the movie. His body language, dialogue delivery, expressions and body-transformation in real simply wows you. His performance in the movie will be a yet another memorable experience for his fans. On the other hand, Sakshi Tanwar equally supports Aamir’s character in the movie and gives a commanding performance. Both, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, played their characters as Mahavir’s daughters very well and give their top-notch performance. Similarly, the actors played the younger version of as Mahavir’s daughters (Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar) excel in their respective roles. Aparshakti Khurrana (brother of Ayushmann Khurrana), who is playing as Mahavir’s nephew in the film, is first-rate and so does Ritwik Sahore who is playing the younger part of Mahavir’s nephew. Girish Kulkarni as a coach shines in his part, and Vivan Bhathena has a good cameo in the film.

So is it a Paisa Vasool film? Totally!! Dangal is an outstanding movie that one should not miss by any chance. It’s a masterpiece and priceless gem in the history of Indian cinema. Highly Recommended!

Rating: 4.5 Stars!

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