In early July 2016, Bollywood released a movie with the title “Sultan”. This movie is sport-themed movie with wrestling as the chosen sport. At the end of the year, Bollywood once again released a new movie with similar theme. This time the movie is played by Aamir Khan, a famous actor in India. Not only worked as the main actor, Aamir Khan also worked as producer along with her wife Kiran Rao. To produce this movie, Aamir Khan Productions worked together with Disney World Cinema. Nitesh Tiwari is a director for this movie.
The movie is an adapted version of real life of an Indian professional wrestler, just like the previous wrestling-themed movie “Sultan”. The difference between “Sultan” and “Dangal” is the source. “Sultan” took the story of Sultan Ali Khan, while “Dangal” took the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat. But the story between these two movies is completely different, so you can enjoy both movies equally.
“Dangal” story is about Mahavir Singh Phogat (played by Aamir Khan) as a professional wrestler and as a family figure for his wife Daya Kaur (played by Sakshi Tanwar) and his two daughters Babita Kumari (played by Sanya Maholtra) and Geeta Phogat (played by Fatima Sana Saikh). He has achieved his ambition as a professional wrestler, now he has an obsession to turn his daughters as professional wrestler too. He will meet several emotional conflicts through the movie.
What makes him being so obsessive to turn his daughters to be professional wrestler just like he was? You can get the answer at the climax. Finally, Mahavir can bring his daughters as the champion of wrestler competition. Geeta is the first Indian woman wrestler who won the gold medal, and his sister Babita won the silver medal in Commonwealth Games competition in 2010. This movie has unique storyline with each characters have deep soul and they also played well by each actors and actresses. “Dangal” is released on December 23rd, 2016.