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Dangal (2016)

Unrated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 21 December 2016 (USA)
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Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

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Daya Kaur
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Babita Kumari
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Omkar
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Young Geeta
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Young Omkar
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Coach Pramod Kadam
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Mahavir's Brother
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Biopic of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat was India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (52 kg). Written by Dibyayan_Chakravorty

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21 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shuai jiao ba! Ba ba  »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 700,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 1,497,300,000 (India) (25 December 2016)

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$12,391,761 (USA)
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Trivia

A training camp was setup for wrestling lessons specifically for the four girls. The training went for 6-7 months. See more »

Goofs

At the end credit of Blu-ray version of this film Sakshi Tanwar is credited as Mahavir's (Amir Khan's character) mother. But she played the role of his wife. See more »

Quotes

Mahavir Singh Phogat: You have to fight in a way that people will remember you. If you win silver, sooner or later, you will be forgotten. If you win gold, you will be an example, And examples are given, child... not forgotten. See those girls? If you win tomorrow, you will not win alone. Millions of girls like them will win along with you. It will be a victory for every girl who is considered inferior to boys; who is forced into household chores, who is married off to just raise children. Tomorrow's match is the ...
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Referenced in Sunday Holiday (2017) See more »

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Haanikaarak Bapu
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Sarwar Khan, Sartaz Khan Barna, Kheta Khan and Dayam Khan
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The best Indian film. Deserves an Oscar. Do not miss this masterpiece.
22 December 2016 | by (Greenland) – See all my reviews

Mahavir Singh Phogat is a former champion wrestler. He is married to Shobha Kaur. Phogat's dream is to win a gold medal for India in wrestling. He is unable to do this. He promises that his son will do what he couldn't do. However, although he loves them dearly, Phogat is disappointed when Shobha gives birth to four daughters. He does not believe girls can wrestle well. However, when two of his daughters, Geeta and Babita, come home after beating up two boys, Phogat realises how wrong he has been and begins to train his daughters in wrestling. The film is the story of how Phogat trained his daughters to become professional wrestlers.


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