Dangal (2016) Movie Review, Rating, Cast, Box Office Prediction, Audience Response, Verdict and More

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Dangal Review: After the stupendous success of the biographical sports drama M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, the audience seems to have a liking for this inspiring yet entertaining genre of movie that shook the film industry like a storm. Aamir Khan who is known as Mr. Perfectionist came up with his latest production of a biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari named Dangal. This movie is based on the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. Geeta Phogat went to be India’s first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal and her sister Babita Kumari won the silver. The film was the talk of the B-Town for its interesting storyline and the apparent cast which included the chameleonic actor Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Sanya Malhotra among the other cast members. The movie Dangal is scheduled for release on 23 December 2016, and it was declared tax- free in Uttar Pradesh on 15 December 2016.

Dangal ( 2016) Cast and Crew


  • Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat
  • Sakshi Tanwar as Daya Shobha Kaur, wife of Mahavir Singh Phogat
  • Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat, daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat
  • Zaira Wasim as young Geeta
  • Sanya Malhotra as Babita Kumari, daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat
  • Rohit Shankarwar
  • Suhani Bhatnagar as young Babita
  • Vivan Bhatena
  • Aparshakti Khurrana
  • Rajkummar Rao as Krishna Singh Phogat, brother of Mahavir Singh Phogat


Directed by: Nitesh Tiwari
Produced by: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Written by: Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Meharotra

Music by:Pritam
Cinematography:Sethu Sriram
Edited by:Ballu Saluja
Production company:Walt Disney Pictures, Aamir Khan Productions, UTV Motion Pictures

Dangal Plot

The plot of the movie Dangal revolves around Mahavir Singh Phogat, who was a former champion wrestler. He is married to Shobha Kaur. Phogat’s dream is to win a gold medal for India in wrestling, and since he was not able to do so, he always wanted a son who would fulfilhis dream. However, he was disappointed when Shobha gave birth to four daughters and stuck to the idea that girls cannot wrestle well. But one day when two of his daughters, Geeta and Babita, come home after beating up two boys, Phogat realises how wrong he has been and began to train his daughters in wrestling. The film is the story of how Phogat trained his daughters to become professional wrestlers.

Dangal Review

The fact that it is a movie that has the talented actor in the industry Aamir Khan along with the interesting biographical story ofMahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters, the film became one of the most anticipated films of the year. With the release of the trailer of the movie Dangal online, it set records like getting fastest 10 millionviews and first trailer who cross 30 millionviews. After the apparent liking of the trailer by the viewers, we can confidently say that this movie is going to be epic and probably one of the highest revenue collecting film of the year.

Dangal Rating

Dangal is one movie that you should not miss at any cost, considering the fact that Aamir Khan is the actor who has been consistent with his unique and interesting movies that are worth the watch. Have a look at the ratings we are giving the movie Dangal for being one of the exceptional biographical movies of the year. The direction of the film gains 4 out of 5, acting no doubt according to us gains 5 out of 5, editing gains 4 out of 5, while the music gains 4 out of 5 as well. According to the movie critics, the movie gets an overall rating of 5 out of 5.

Dangal Box Office Prediction

The movie Dangal is made with a budget of 70 crores and according to the latest news that reign the internet, the movie will be screened at 4300 screens in India and 1000 screens in the overseas market. This means the films has managed to garner 5300 screens worldwide. With this, we can easily predict the box office collection of the movie Dangal which would be around 25 crores on its opening day, and the weekend will garner a collection of 90-100 crores. The movie will be released in the overseas theatres of countries namelyUSA, UAE and UK Japan, China, Nepal as Asian countries have a huge fan base of Aamir Khan.

Dangal Audience Response

The movie Dangal gained the attention of the audience soon after the release of its trailer online, and it even managed to win the attention of the audience abroad as well. The fact that it is based on a true story on the life ofGeeta Phogat who became India’s first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, for her fatherMahavir Singh Phogat’s constant dedication and determination to make his daughters the best wrestler and fulfil his long-awaited dream makes this movie a must watch. Already the online booking for movie tickets have reached house full, so we can understand what the collection and occupancy rate of the movie is going to be on its first day of release.

Dangal Final Verdict

According to the ratings and the number of likes on YouTube, we can say that the movie Dangal is going to be one of those movies that deserve a visit to the theatres. Considering the budget of the film, its storyline and the talented cast we feel that the movie Dangal will capitalise and dethrone P.K. as the highest grossing film ever. In order to validate our statement, the best thing to do is to visit the theatres and watch the magic Aamir Khan performs on the silver screen and blow our minds which he does with his movie every single time.

Watch the Trailer of Dangal Here

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