Dangal Movie Review
Dangal, a crisply directed biopic by Nitesh Tiwari will take you to an emotional journey of a father and daughter in a most entertaining way.
Last it was Cricketer M S Dhoni’s Biographical “The Untold Story” which was a huge Box Office Success and now it’s Dangal, a Biographical Film on National Champion Wrestler Mahavir Singh Poghat ready to make history at the Box Office. The reason behind Biographical making a successful film, it talks about a person who has lived a common man’s life, gone through struggles and achieved a phenomenal success in his life. It provides the movie makers an opportunity to build on the stories from the initial phase, struggles and the success of the persona to make an inspiring yet entertaining film. Dangal is not different from The Untold Story (M S Dhoni) and provides you the right mix of emotion, entertainment and the high from the life of Wrestler Mahavir Singh Poghat which will make a lasting impact on you. Now lets go for the Dangal Movie Review.
Dangal being a biographical film will take you through the life of National Champion Wrestler Mahavir Singh Poghat and his struggle to make his daughters Geeta and Babita a world champion wrestlers. It’s not the story of how Mahavir Singh Poghat becomes a National Champion but how he missed winning a gold medal for the country and dreams of winning one through his children. Not having a Son, he bets on his daughters and starts training them. Overcoming the rejections from the Society, her own wife and the children themselves he steered them stubbornly towards making them one of the best wrestlers and winning Gold Medal for the country at the Commonwealth Games.
Apart from the sporting spirit, Dangal also purposefully talks about the female discrimination, father-daughter relation, coach-student relation, sibling relation and gives you the right dose of emotional drama as well. Having humour with the initial struggles of the protagonist will give you few light moments as well in the first half making the right pitch for the intense wrestling fight ahead. The movie culminating with Geeta Poghat winning Gold Medal at The Commonwealth Games will keep you at the edge of your seat as most of the wrestling fights will make you feel that you are watching the real game and not a film. You will clinch your fist and cheer for Geeta. The best part is when the National Anthem is getting played for India winning the Gold Medal, you can’t be seated and will stand-up for your country cheering “Bharat Maata Ki Jai”.
You will not stop praising The Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan for portraying Mahavir Singh Poghat. This is for sure his one of the best performances. He gained a lot of weight to look like a 60 year old wrestler and was perfect with his every act as always. Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar as younger Geeta and Babita will win your heart struggling with strict training schedule with the background of “Haanikaarak Bapu”. Both perfect with their haryanvi tone and Zaira Wasim showing the intensity and attitude of an winner never let you feel that they are just the child artists. Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra as grown up Geeta and Babita are also excellent with their perfect Haryanvi Tone and wrestling moves. Sakshi Tanwar has supported Aamir Khan as her wife and even with not having much screen presence, she will make her presence felt.
Music by Pritam and Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya has some beautiful songs for the film which never restrict the pace of the movie and provide perfect background music. Special mention for “Naina” song by Arijit Singh and “Gilehriyaan” by Jonita Gandhi. Naina, a well written song works a perfect background song for Father Daughter rift. Gilehriyaan is for living a new and refreshed life after a hectic one.
Dangal Movie Review