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“Dangal” is a 2016 Indian sports biographical drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. The movie is based on the real-life story of Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, who became successful wrestlers themselves.

The film stars Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, who is a former wrestler and coach. He dreams of winning a gold medal for India in wrestling but is unable to achieve his goal. Instead, he decides to train his daughters to fulfill his dream. However, in a traditional society where wrestling is considered a male-dominated sport, Mahavir faces opposition and criticism for his decision to train his daughters.

Undeterred by societal norms and determined to break barriers, Mahavir begins the rigorous training of his daughters Geeta (played by Fatima Sana Shaikh) and Babita (played by Sanya Malhotra). The film depicts the challenges faced by the girls as they strive to become successful wrestlers and make their father proud.

“Dangal” showcases the journey of the Phogat family, their trials, and triumphs, and how they overcome various obstacles to become successful athletes. The film highlights themes of gender equality, perseverance, and the power of dreams.

“Dangal” received widespread critical acclaim and commercial success. It became one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time and received numerous awards and accolades, both domestically and internationally. Aamir Khan’s performance, as well as the performances of the actresses who portrayed Geeta and Babita, were highly praised.

The film’s inspiring story and powerful performances resonated with audiences worldwide, making “Dangal” a significant cultural and cinematic achievement in Indian cinema.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: est. ₹2000 crore
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  • Aamir Khan: Mahavir Singh Phogat
  • Sakshi Tanwar: Daya Shobha Kaur,
  • Fatima Sana Shaikh: Geeta Phogat
  • Zaira Wasim: Young Geeta Phogat
  • Sanya Malhotra: Babita Kumari
  • Suhani Bhatnagar: Young Babita Kumari
  • Aparshakti Khurana: Omkar
  • Ritwik Sahore: Young Omkar
  • Girish Kulkarni: Pramod Kadam
  • Vivan Bhatena: Harkinder


  • Director: Nitesh Tiwari
  • Producers: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Siddharth Roy Kapur
  • Writers: Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain and Nikhil Meharotra

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