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“DANGAL” is a true winner!

A credible sports drama, with terrific performances and engrossing screenplay, Aamir Khan’s DANGAL is a wholesome entertainer. Quashing gender inequity, it grabs your attention right from the word go, and keeps you hooked for its longish runtime of nearly quarter to three hours. Relevant and riveting, DANGAL is a fine film that’s highly recommended!

DANGAL is a true story based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh (Played by Aamir Khan) and his two daughters, Geeta (Fatima Sana Sheikh) and Babita Phogat (Sanya Malhotra). The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.

Aamir Khan Productions is now a well-known stamp of quality. It goes without saying that a film starring Aamir will have character. Just how good it is, and what purpose it serves is what we wait to watch. This time, as always, his film lives up to the highest of expectations and emerges as perhaps the finest Indian sports film ever. Thoughtfully mounted, the content does justice to all the efforts that have gone into making this mega film.

While doing a world of good to the sport of wrestling in India, Director Nitesh Tiwari also makes a strong case for women empowerment. For the popularity of the sport, he makes sure he apprises the audience of the rules of the game in the most comprehendible manner possible. Not just during the training sequences, he involves you in the game during the fight sequences as well. Employing smart techniques like informative commentary during games, DANGAL makes sure you find this sport interesting by the end of the film.

Coming to the gender equality, the film’s heart is so in the right place that every scene has a moral that it imparts without preaching. Considering the reach of an Aamir Khan film, the film will definitely make a difference in the less educated heartland of India, where girls are ill-treated. Applause is warranted yet again for Khan, who makes sure he brings a ripple in a mostly stagnant India. A film as entertaining as this, indubitably has a whole new effect in penetrating just the right people. The songs blend it superbly with the narrative. Mild melodrama towards the end can be nit-picked as the only blemish in this otherwise flawless film.

The film’s main strength lies in its absorbing screenplay and lifelike performances. Aamir Khan nails it and how. His performance, playing Mahavir Singh Phogat, seems real in every which way, his appearance (with a mind-boggling shape transformation) is apt, and he manages to hit just the right notes every single time. But the real stars of the film are the girls. All 4 girls playing Phogat’s two eldest daughters Geeta and Babita, (Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar portraying the child parts and Fatima Sana Shaikh & Sanya Malhotra playing the adult sisters) are exceptional. Delivering a knockout performance, there isn’t a flaw in their act. Watch the film to believe what I say. These girls are here to stay is all I can say for now. Sakshi Tanwar and others too are absolutely impressive.

To sum it up, in my opinion DANGAL is among the finest mainstream Indian films of all times, and definitely the best Indian sports film ever made. Go for it without any reservations – this one’s not be missed at all!

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