• Fri. Dec 1st, 2023

“Dangal” is a 2016 Indian biographical sports drama film directed by and starring as Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler who trains his two daughters, Geeta and Babita, to become champion wrestlers themselves. The movie is based on the true story of the Phogat family, who overcame social and cultural obstacles to achieve success in the male-dominated world of wrestling.

The film begins with Mahavir Singh Phogat's own wrestling career, which is cut short due to family pressures and lack of financial support. He then decides to train his daughters to fulfill his unfulfilled dreams, even though society and his own family initially resist the idea of girls wrestling. The story then follows the Phogat sisters as they overcome personal and professional challenges to become world-class wrestlers.

“Dangal” was a critical and commercial success, breaking several box office records and becoming one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. It received widespread praise for its strong performances, compelling storytelling, and empowering message about gender equality and the importance of pursuing one's dreams.

The movie received several awards, including four National Film Awards, Best Film at the 62nd Filmfare Awards, and Best Action at the 63rd National Film Awards. also won Best Actor at the 62nd Filmfare Awards for his portrayal of Mahavir Singh Phogat.

Overall, “Dangal” is an inspiring and uplifting film that celebrates the triumph of hard work and determination over societal barriers and cultural prejudices. It is a must-watch for fans of sports dramas, as well as anyone looking for a powerful and uplifting story about family, perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence.

Directed by
Produced by

Siddharth Roy Kapur
Written by
Piyush Gupta
Shreyas Jain
Nikhil Meharotra
Starring ,
Narrated by
Music by Pritam
Cinematography Setu (Satyajit Pande)
Edited by Ballu Saluja
Walt Disney Pictures India
Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
Release date 21 December 2016 (United States) 23 December 2016 (India)
Running time 161 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget ₹70 crore
Box office est. ₹2,024–2,100 crore
($311–340 million)

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