2016 has been a great year for Bollywood as many triumphant movies have made their way to the “Biggest Hit” Hall of Fame. Same year has turned unfaithful to many expected movies as well. Bollywood has always been rewarding towards the end of the year and Dangal being the last stake for a good hand, was already a success before even reaching to the theatres.
Based on the real life story of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestling champion daughters, Dangal showcases the emotional ride and inner conflicts a family goes through, on the journey of success. The characters in the movie, not only had to fight with wrestlers, but their own society and their fear of being chained by societal oppression. Hopefully they emerge victorious on both scenarios!
The movie enfolds some serious moves with the story telling and the way it progresses forward is astounding. Every integrant and the way of delivery has been flawless. Character portrayal by all the three young debutants is extraordinary. Zaira Wasim and Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat and Suhani Bhatnagar and Sania Malhotra as Babita Phogat were truly exceptional. Their depiction of emotion, dedication and fighting through all odds is very admirable and quite implausible for first timers. That being said, Aamir Khan as always is sensational playing Mahavir Phogat. The amount of hard work he alone has put in to get in and out of shape for his character is one of the many reasons for why he is called Mr. Perfectionist.
The movie’s main theme is wrestling and the way this movie excelled in it, is exemplary. For some instances, it actually felt like watching real wrestling matches than mere adaptation on screen. The attention to details, this film exhibits is something Bollywood is missing for quite some times now. Dedication and efforts that are put in the making of this paragon is not only mind boggling but truly inspiring.
The movie also presents itself more than just drama at certain aspects. The narration and comedy of Aparshakti Khurana and other actors is a job well done and the movie truly shows every sentiment the characters goes through with its binding relationships.
The technical facet of the movie marks as some of the finest works in the industry. The awesome cinematography by Satyajit Pande bestows some notable camera angles of minute details, refining the movie. The best thing about the movie has been its stupendous background score and music by Pritam and others. It truly defines some of the most iconic scenes in the movie and without it, the movie will lose its volume.
Although the movie has already made its ascent to become one of the most sublime work of Bollywood, it has altered quite a bit of facts to make it a little more dramatic and filled itself with more excitement. We won’t be spilling beans and prevent you from having euphoric jitters of joy by watching this movie.
Our rating for this yet another Masterpiece from the perfectionist Aamir Khan would be 4.5 stars out of 5. To put the verdict of this magnificent movie in one word, we’ll say: – Saabash!
(Content and photograph contribution by Sandeep Hati)