The only perfectionist in contemporary Indian Cinema is non other than Aamir Khan. The only star who broke the myth of commercial cinema. Normally industry thinks only entertainment sells in commercial cinema and not the experimental cinema. Aamir erased that thick line of art and commercial cinema and the only hero who achieved 100cr, 200 and 300cr club. Audience always expect so much content and variety in his every film and strangely he gives you more than your expectations.
'Dangal' has different obstacles to surpass, first it has wrestling subject similar with Salman Khan's blockbuster 'Sultan' and the tough time facing with demonetization and the cash crunch. Above all these tough hurdles Aamir proved that nothing can stop to his enormous creative abilities. He once again enhanced that he is the ultimate perfectionist. His story selection, his exceptional performance and the effort he has taken in every frame and every dialogue certainly forces you to take notice of his dedication towards his work.
Director Nitesh Tiwari and his work will certainly be discussed the entire decade. He is most under rated film director in Bollywood but now industry will remember him as a most talented star director. Normally while making a film on real stories directors take too much liberty to dramatize the incidents to fit Bollywood commercial flicks but Nitesh too wrote some fiction but that never damaged the reality of the original stuff. It is almost like watching a documentary with so much enthusiasm and connectivity. Even the patriotic elements are perfect and honest without any jingoistic preachy stuff. Ultimately it is a classic presentation of true story and the content is very much necessary for our present patriarchal Indian society.
If we get into story it is a well known story of Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan), who missed the medal in international competitions for India. His ambition and his dream to bring gold medal to India in wrestling. He wishes that he can make his son a world champ but unfortunately he got 4 daughters. He notices the fighting instincts in his daughters and he takes the brave decision to make his daughters wrestlers in our heavily chauvinistic patriarchal society.
He trains his two daughters Geeta Phogat(Fatima Sana Shaikh) and Babita Kumari(Sanya Malhotra) and makes them to fit the champions. He tolerates all the difficulties of hecklings and least support of sports authorities. Ultimately how he made his two daughters world champions you have to see on screen only.
Aamir Khan's applaudable performance can be remembered as his life time the best one. He almost attain legendary status with this movie. Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta is amazing and outstanding. She is very beautiful and her performance is phenomenal. Sanya Malhotra too brilliant as Babita. Sakhi Tanwar as vulnerable mother truly praiseworthy. Music by Pritam is meritorious. Cinematography by Sethu Sriram is admirable.
Over all it is a classic movie which can be remembered for many decades. Aamir Khan takes Indian cinema to another level. Do not miss this movie because you feel proud to be an Indian and admire the Indian cinema. A must watch film.
- Parvez Chowdhary