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Dangal: This is a winner!

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Sports-based films had few takers till late, especially the concocted stories kind. However, the biographical sports-oriented films seem to work better, albeit, if they are inspiring enough and based on the lives of self-made successes.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Paan Singh Tomar, M S Dhoni: The Untold Story, Mary Comb are a few examples. Whose story the film is based on and the faces behind such a film also matters.
Dangal is a biopic based on one such story that has a lot working for it. The story defies taboos and traditions of the native Haryana where a father pining for boys in the family but siring, instead, four daughters, decides to train his daughters to step into an arena of wrestling, a sport dominated by men, and excel.
Dangal is based on the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat, a wrestler from Bilali village in Haryana who served as a coach for India’s Olympic wrestlers. Phogat, played by Aamir Khan, always dreamt of making wrestling champions out of his sons and win a Gold Medal for India. However, his dreams are far from being realised when his wife, Daya Shobha Kaur (Sakshi Tanwar) delivers four daughters.
Phogat is disillusioned when one day while he hears of his two daughters beating up a village bully. Seeing their aggression and fighting spirit, he decides to do something nobody in his state would dream of. Train his daughters into world class wrestlers and bring the country its first gold medal.
As the training begins, much to the girls’ reluctance and resistance, any and everything that hinders their training and concentration is done away with. The salwar kameez are replaced by shorts and T shirts, their long hair are shorn off and chicken becomes the staple food. A wrestling arena is built in the family farm and the girls’ cousin, Aparshakti Khurrana's character, is the guinea pig with whom the girls practice their wrestling strategies.
As the older of the two daughters, Geeta (Fatima Sana Shaikh) qualifies to train at the National Sports Academy, the grounds rules change, something Fatima is not used to. Life here is easier than the one she lived at home training under her father. Her first lesson from the coach (Girish Kulkarni) is that she unlearns all that her father taught her and begin anew. There is enough indulgence in watching TV, outings in the town and also freedom to eat gol gappas. This only works to corrupt the qualities and expertise that the girl possessed in wrestling.
The result is, Geeta goes on losing all her international bouts and gets into verbal conflicts with her disappointed father. By now, even the younger Phogat girl, Babita (Sanya Malhotra) has qualified for a place at the Academy. Through her, she sees the value of her father’s coaching. Then starts a dual of coaches unawares of each other as Geeta listens to all that her coach has to say while follows what her father teaches her.
Aamir Khan has become the master of playing unconventional roles in a totally deglamorised avatar and yet promise a hit! He gets into the skin of the veteran coach, Mahavir Singh Phogat so much that even the later would be proud of.
The girls, Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar as young Geeta and Babita are excellent as most of the earlier and challenging part rests on their shoulders. Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, the grown-up Phogat sisters, carry on the solid base created convincingly by the young ones and not letting a continuity jerk show. SakshiTanwar and Aparshakti are natural all the way.
Dangal wins half its bout at the writing stage itself as the narration is smooth and witty dialogue make the initial training parts enjoyable which, in other such training phases in a film are tougher on viewers than on the aspiring sportsperson! Direction by Nitesh Tiwari is accomplished; he never lets the film sag at any stage despite its genre and length (161 minutes).
The climax strays for the better and sends a viewer back with a serving of patriotism. Cinematography is very good. The songs have a purely utility value.
The Haryanvi language used extensively in the film is no deterrent. Dangal is a winner all the way with all the makings of a first blockbuster biopic in Hindi film industry.

Dangal: This is a winner! | Indian Television Dot Com
 

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Aamir Khan’s Dangal beats Salman Khan’s Sultan and Shah Rukh Khan’s FAN in having the highest advance sales through an online booking portal

You can’t expect an Aamir Khan movie to release and not set any sort of records, so you? Aamir Khan already has two movies in the top 5 highest grossing movies, PK and 3 id*ots, with PK being the highest grossing movie of all time. Now with Dangal, everyone is expecting the movie to shatter all sorts of records, including PK’s to be the highest grosser. But first it has to be the highest grossing movie of this year, a crown that belongs to Salman Khan and his Sultan. Interestingly, both the movies are set in the background of wrestling. However, Sultan is a fictional drama with some romantic moments between the lead characters, while Dangal is a biopic that is based on the real-life former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two daughters Geeta and Babita, and there is no place for romance in here.

In the days ahead, we can come to know if
Dangal , easily one of the finest movies of the year, can break the records of Sultan or PK. But it has already set one new record already even before the release of the movie. Dangal has become the Bollywood movie with the highest advance sales on popular movie ticket booking site, BookMyShow.com. Dangal has got approximately 40% more advance bookings on BookMyShow for the opening week as compared with other blockbusters in 2016. And to top it all, BookMyShow has already hit its fastest 1 million ticket milestone for an individual movie with Dangal while already clocking sales over Rs 20 crores.

Ashish Saksena, COO-Cinemas, BookMyShow said, “We were expecting Dangal to do very well at the box office but this kind of traction is unprecedented. Dangal has not only received great reviews but has indeed worn off any after effects of the recent demonetization on the Indian film industry. Users are also benefiting in huge numbers from the ongoing offers of the BookMyShow Blockbuster Week, indeed making us the most loved movie ticketing platform. We also expect to contribute significantly to the overall opening weekend collection of Dangal.”

Looks like Dangal has already made its first huge steps in becoming the biggest movie of all time.

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Disney India tastes success with Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’

After suffering losses from its latest Bollywood ventures in 2016, The Walt Disney Company India has finally tasted success at the Indian box office with Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ amassing strong first weekend revenues.

Joining the Rs 100-crore club in its first weekend, ‘Dangal’ has surpassed Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’, which took four days to cross the mark. On Day 3, the total net weekend collection stands at Rs 106.95 crore (gross collection at Rs 148.45 crore) including Rs 1.07 crore from the Tamil and Telugu markets.

Box-office first weekend collection for Aamir Khan-starrer films

‘Dhoom 3’ – Rs 93.68 crore

‘PK’ – Rs 89.13 crore

Although with ‘Dangal’ the production house has managed to break its own records made by ‘PK’ and ‘Dhoom 3’, it still couldn’t break the record of Yash Raj Films’ ‘Sultan’, which had clocked in Rs 180.36 crore in its first weekend.

The Aamir Khan-starrer film also came in second in terms of opening-day collection in 2016: While ‘Dangal’ opened to Rs 29.7 crore, Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ grossed Rs 36.5 crore on the first day of its run.

However, ‘Dangal’ has received positive reviews and is running parallel to the overall box-office performance of ‘Sultan’. The collections made by ‘Dangal’ are also impressive considering cash crunch wasn’t a problem during ‘Sultan’.
The footfalls for ‘Dangal’ might increase in its first week given the holiday season.

Disney India tastes success with Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ | TelevisionPost.com

 

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