Dangal (2016)

Dangal ('Wrestling') revolves around the extraordinary life of Mahavir Singh, an ex-wrestler who is forced to give up his dreams of winning gold for India in international wrestling due to lack of financial support. He resolves to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 21, 2016
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Owen Gleiberman

Within that tight-lipped mask, [Khan] finds a hundred ways to communicate emotion. That's more than you can say for Dangal, a one-trick domestic sports drama that drags on for two hours and 40 minutes.

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Shilpa Jamkhandikar

The sequences are wonderfully shot and choreographed, so much so that it is difficult to believe the actors aren't full-time wrestlers. And at the centre of it all is Aamir Khan. He plays Mahavir with practiced authority and impeccable timing.

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Nandini Ramnath

As a study of single-minded dedication, Nitesh Tiwari's biopic Dangal could not have had a a more apt lead... Aamir Khan is perfectly cast as Mahavir Singh Phogat.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

Let it never be said that if you've seen one inspirational sports movie, you've seen them all.

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Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times

I walked out of this film wiping away tears and feeling invincible. I felt I could wrestle down anything that hit me. How do you put a rating on that?

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Mike McCahill

Very solid, very sound entertainment, with thumpingly good Pritam songs that make Eye of the Tiger seem like pipsqueakery.

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Ben Sin
South China Morning Post

This feel-good sports drama based on true stories entertains and, more importantly, could empower young women to pursue male-dominated industries.

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Manjusha Radhakrishnan
Gulf News (UAE)

Dangal is the last major film to be rolled out in 2016 and Khan has saved the best for the last for his fans.

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Rohit Vats
Hindustan Times

This could be Aamir Khan's best performance till date. Yes, even better than Lagaan.

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