I don’t know about you all but I was definitely waiting for my next film review. And I just had to watch this one in the theater because of the immense weight of the film.
The impact of this movie is such that every defensive move of Geeta Phogat (played by Fatima Shaikh) made my calves stretch! It also greatly defines the relationship between a father and a daughter. It is so real and in depth that every aspect of the Haryanvi culture and tradition is quite evidently followed. Thanks to Khan‘s nature of being detailed and particular. There is literally no character who has under performed here.
Dangal also shows you real wrestling nature and technique unlike the boxing in Priyanka Chopra starrer Mary Kom (2014). I really don’t feel like appreciating the finest actors of Bollywood. I will admit, I had goosebumps. Need I say more about Aamir Khan (as Mahavir Singh Phogat)? Infact, even the juniors, Zaira Wasim (as young Geeta) and Suhani Bhatnagar (as young Babita) are marvelous. Bits of comedy by them and Aparshakti Khurrana (as Geeta and Babita‘s cousin) brings a smile to your face. It also marks Khurrana‘s debut film in the industry. It was a delight to see Sakshi Tanwar (as Daya Kaur, wife of Mahavir) bagging a big role here. Both her and Sanya Malhotra (as Babita) supported Aamir and Fatima well.
Whilst watching any film, I always have at the back of my mind that I have to write about my thoughts on it later, but this one, just didn’t let me go through that thought. It is that intriguing. Pritam aces the tunes, yet again. Lastly, the story is, well, diminutively predictable. It is a biopic, after all.
Did you know: Aamir, being the ultra perfectionist he is, replied to the director, when approached for Dangal, that he would love to do this film after a few years when he actually would look like the age he is supposed to. Thank the goodness he changed his mind after five months.