wogma rating: Owner's Pride! (?)
Kudos to writing that got me hooked to wrestling for the last hour or so. This for a person who gets easily bored in wrestling films, let alone the sport itself.Read more
Just the number of social topics that Dangal touches upon could've worked against the film. Many a film that has tried this, has suffered from spreading itself too thin for its own good. But Dangal builds one theme on another relentlessly. It even lets some of them run in parallel - all without losing sight of any single one – at the same time it creates and retains my interest in a sport, the existence of which is otherwise incomprehensible to me.
It is almost amusing that the movie turns a house of woman objectification into a study room to empower a woman.
This is not to say that it is not as predictable as any underdog story. That it is. In fact, you know how the last fight will end, and when the national anthem plays at the beginning you get an inkling of exactly how the audience is expected to react to that last fight. The beauty is that I didn't mind it. I didn't mind the precious run-time spent on the usual rigorous training montages that go with this genre. I didn't mind the usual “success goes to underdog's head” phase. I didn't mind the occasional slack in pace. I didn't mind sitting through almost an hour of only and only – wrestling matches. This is so because at any given point there are lots of things at play and they all weave together seamlessly.
In fact, all my apprehensions - about an Aamir Khan film becoming more about Aamir Khan than the subject matter that he has taken to heart - melted with the first two scenes. The humor took me in. Sure, the laughs don't stay long. They dissipate along with Mahavir Singh Phogat's (Aamir Khan) hopes of having a son. But, stronger themes like passion, woman empowerment, angst against system, take hold – none of which are new, but all are sewed together into a story that make you root for its protagonist.
The protagonist here is not Mahavir Singh Phogat, it is his daughter – Geeta Kumari Phogat (Zaira Wasim followed by Fatima Sana Shaikh). You empathise with her when her dad's aspirations are forced on her, you sympathise with her when she tries to wing out of her father's shadow. For a lot of the journey, even though Mahavir Phogat is in the scene, your focus is on her.
It is a pleasant surprise to see Aamir Khan let the other characters take center stage - even if it is a side character like Mahavir's wife or his nephew – while he maintains his own screen presence.. The actor himself does well from being athletic to pot-bellied. It is almost as if he shot the younger-Mahavir scenes while he was shooting for Dhoom 3. Physique aside, we completely register Mahavir's frustration, anger, joy, conceit, hurt ego, pride. Some parts even convince you that the actor might be this tyrannical in real life too.
The rest of the cast – including Fatima Sana Shaikh – are all so refreshing. From Sakshi Tanwar to Girish Kulkarni to Sanya Malhotra to Aparshakti Khurrana (Thank you, @Minu Nair for the name!) - they all fit in perfectly. It is exhilirating that off late, across films, actors are getting better and better at their jobs, even if the other departments of the film fail them. Fortunately, that's not true of Dangal.
From the diet consultants to prosthetics (maybe?), from the dialect tutors to the writing department, from the fight choreographers to the music and lyrics, and a lot in between – all work in sync and towards one goal, that of making a good, focused film. Sure, the music might not have repeat listening value, but it works beautifully within the context of the film.
all my apprehensions - about an Aamir Khan film becoming more about Aamir Khan than the subject matter that he has taken to heart - melted with the first two scenes.
Above all, it is held together by the writing department. At its root, Dangal is a sports story that spends a lot of time on the back-story. But equally strong is its theme of enabling women. While some of the “tips” to have a boy might amuse us as city-dwellers, I have been told some even more ridiculous tricks to make sure I have a son. It is difficult to shrug it away as funny when I know people who haven't been able to get away with having “just” daughters.
It adds on the philosophy of “perspective” through the plight of a young 14-year old girl who's being married off. While still on the issue of exasperating, gender-related bias, the movie manages to comment on how something that makes business sense goes through despite societal outrage against wrestling girls. It is almost amusing that the movie turns a house of woman objectification into a study room to empower a woman.
Closer to home, a parenting struggle that I go through day in and day out is brought to the fore. To push a child beyond her breaking point so that she achieves what I see as her potential or to let her be and blossom the way her personality drives her? What takes priority – my son losing his childhood to achieve greatness or him taking his time to figure out if he wants anything extra-ordinary for himself?
As their characters build in the story, you wonder whether the clash is between father and daughter as personalities or whether it is that between a usual, teenage know-it-all and an obstinate, aging old man. While Mahavir claims that he passed on his wrestling genes to his daughters, is he aware that he passed on his egoistic genes too. He might be passionate about the sport and acing the sport for his country. But is she? For her it might just be about proving her father wrong – or right.
Dangal hits such a sweet blow on the situation of sports in the country. While it seems like it is a contest between national-coach and father-coach, it is actually a comment on how inadequate the coach appointed by the ministry truly is.
Sure, some of these story elements might have been dramatised to arouse these particular emotions. Fortunately, the drama is kept at its minimal. I'll leave the thought, “Why do filmmakers think even that much drama is necessary?” to another day.
As if this weren't enough, one tiny directorial decision wins the movie for me. In the moment when an underdog needs inspiration, he/she sees a montage of flashbacks and hears quotable quotes that he/she has heard recently in the film. These quotes in hindsight seem like they were placed to inspire at precisely that right moment. No, of course not, Dangal doesn't skip this moment. But, the montage of flashbacks it uses are things, we as an audience, haven't seen earlier. Not all of them are those that were shown to us, just a few minutes ago. They are things that happened years ago in the characters life, that we weren't made privy to. This is so rare in films (not just Hindi films), that I can't resist this extra 150-word paragraph. Yes, it is not remotely enough to make a film “great”, but it makes me “love” a film from “liking it a lot”.
Beyond this, Dangal made me look forward to the next wrestling match, even if it were in a film. It doesn't go all technical on me, but I get the rules and my heartbeats fluctuate with Geeta's wins and losses. It is amusing, if not a shame that a cricket analogy had to be used to make a point. But, it brings home the point that whether or not the characters are able to pronounce the word, any sport is made lovable for its “strategy” more than the strength required to win – a strategy that willingly goes for a hand-to-hand battle with bad luck.
I am so glad that my skepticism of Aamir Khan films has been proven wrong. Whether or not I agree with Mahavir's parenting, I will watch this one again with my kids - soon.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Anna MM Vertticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...Dangal may be confusingly cautious around popular notions on the parental front, but in the matter of sporting achievement it does not mince words: silver is second best, it tells us unequivocally, and there is nothing wrong in aiming for gold. In an India that remains doubtful about the virtues of ambition, in a world that continues to consider ambition a dirty word for women in particular, such clarity is remarkable and inspiring. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...Dangal depicts an external struggle. Will Mahavir’s dream come true? There’s no suspense there, of course, and you wish a film with this predictable an arc had been shorter. But it’s a great story. It needed to be told. And it needed to be told this way, this very Indian way, with the most resonant use of a nationalistic song (the anthem) since the echo of Saare jahaan se achcha over the meeting of the brothers in Deewar. Mahavir’s dream wasn’t just about winning the gold. It was about winning the gold for a nation that doesn’t invest enough in its non-cricketing sporting stars, doesn’t reward them enough. Even without a Supreme Court injunction, you feel like saluting.... full review
Thumbs up, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...However the one debate, DANGAL leaves you with….. is the choice between two kinds of father (or parents) you would like to be in your personal life. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Barkha Bahar, Bolly Spice : ...Dangal will no doubt encourage more women to participate in professional wrestling, but it will also inspire you to bring hard work and determination to make your own dreams come true. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, DANGAL is a masterpiece. A terrific film that stays in your heart and remains etched in your memory much after the screening has concluded. A brilliant film that restores your faith in Hindi cinema. Actually, it won’t be erroneous to state that DANGAL is the finest film to come out of the Hindi film industry in a long, long time and mark my words, it will be remembered as a classic in times to come. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Tushar P. Joshi, Bollywood Life : ...Dangal is the film of the year for me. It is brave, gritty, honest and has a performance of a lifetime by Aamir. Watch it because I can’t think of a better film that came out this year which got your attention with such intensity. And yes, I loved Sultan as well. But Dangal sort of won my heart over. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle : ...Dangal is the best feast on this Christmas and one can’t deny that the film is the best one of 2016. The film is recommended not only to Aamir Khan’s fans but also to the family audience who were awaiting a family drama that is high on emotions. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Rahul Deo Bharadwaj, Desi Martini : ...Go watch Dangal today , in fact push your new year holiday trip by a day and watch this one first. This saga deserves priority. From all of us who love bollywood. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Smita Vyas Kumar , Desi Martini : ... The movie is a tad too long I felt but it still engrosses you completely. You may not know anything about wrestling but you find yourself clapping and cheering Geeta on in every bout and hoping fervently she wins. That is the beauty of this movie. Dangal is sensitive yet fun, serious yet entertaining. It’s a wrestling bout where the audience is the winner. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini : ...Dangal breaks new ground for mainstream cinema and sports films. Pitch perfect performances , a delightful ensemble cast, a leading man not afraid to look ugly and sports shown right. This is how a good film looks like. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Yatharth Chauhan, Desi Martini : ...If Dangal was a wrestler and box office was its wrestling turf, I’d say the wrestler was going to make the turf his own, Bigtime! This is one of the very bests of 2016, an uncompromised gold medal! ... full review
Thumbs up, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...Dangal has everything that you’d ask from the perfect Hindi film. Its funny, dramatic, dark, serious, emotional all rolled into one seamless cinematic gem. It is the movie of the year. A film that deserves a standing ovation. A story so good that it will make you feel like a proud Indian. This is a truly special film. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...Ultimately this film belongs to Aamir and the girls (both sets) who play his daughters. Aamir’s big moment comes when he has to beg the SAI administration to reinstate his girls in the team while both sets of actors essaying the younger & older versions of Geeta and Babita are so breathtakingly vivid that it almost feels like we have been party to greatness. Despite the minor narrative faults, this film is a sincere, highly involving and warmly heartening experience – one that should not be missed! ... full review
Thumbs up, by Ravi Kandala, fullhyd.com : ...Go watch Dangal. In a year in which Indian sportswomen lifted the entire country's spirits with their performances, Dangal is the perfect icing on the cake. You will walk out with a smile on your face, and what better way than that to end the year? ... full review
Thumbs up, by Vishal Verma, Glamsham.com : ...All said and done, DANGAL is not just a film, the finest movie to come out in recent years is an exhilarating experience that sees a conventional sports-movie getting an uplifting arc of women empowerment that penetrates the desire to be a fighter in life irrespective of what gender we belong to, powered by prize winning acts lead by Aamir Khan that can appeal way beyond the lovers of this genre and or the fans of the game of wrestling. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Manjusha Radhakrishnan, Gulf News : ...If I had to pick faults, then I wish Tiwari had edited out the songs that sprang up. Songs that underlined Phogat family’s determination, winning streak and their ascent to the top could have been snipped. There’s also an unwanted twist — a rivalry between a sports academy coach and Phogat — that reeked of melodrama. But that’s a just a tiny ripple in an otherwise rock-hard, sturdy biopic. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times : ...This could be Aamir’s best performance till date. Yes, even better than Lagaan. A man making his daughters chase his dream. He cries, frowns, gets angry, looks old and tired, but is definitely one of us. When he shakes his head helplessly, you see a father in him. When he gets into a brawl, he is the brother you always depended on. When he wants to see you win, you know you have to perform. It’s not just his pride, it’s yours as well. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Ananya Bhattacharyal, india today : ...Drop everything and watch Dangal this weekend. Welcome back to the big screen, Aamir Khan. The two-year wait has been totally worth it.... full review
Thumbs up, Indicine : ...Overall, Dangal is one of the best films of 2016. Aamir’s performance and effort alone more than deserves the price of the movie ticket. It may not be a film that would be liked by those who seek an out-an-out entertainer, but Dangal is an experience that should not be missed. More so when 2016 has been a disastrous year when it comes to quality of films. ... full review
Thumbs up, by ANISH MOHANTY, Kia Gia : ...'Dangal' is a highly engaging and inspiring film that talks about issues in a very subtle manner and sends across a strong message without indulging in chest-thumping, preaching or any kind of self-assertion exercise. This is solid storytelling in a commercial format. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint : ...Luckily, even as the Mahavir track becomes increasingly desperate, Dangal never loses interest in the girls. Tiwari, who made the charming Chillar Party, has a knack for getting younger actors to relax on-screen, and the four leads—Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar as the younger Geeta and Babita, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra as the older versions, respectively—respond beautifully to the physical and emotional demands of their parts. Apart from a few flashbacks in which he’s implausibly muscled up, Khan lumbers around a huge gut and an expression of supreme disgust. He’s never been the most natural of comic actors, but Dangal reveals something undeniable: he’s the perfect straight man. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Mayank Shekhar, MiD DAY : ...He is, as he's been appearing during Christmas for more than a few years now, the annual Santa Claus spreading cheer among Indian audiences, enticing you to enjoy a fine bout at the dangal, this time, and a wholly enjoyable ride in the theatre, yet again. Don't think I need to say more. You won't miss this anyway. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...Dangal is humorous, inspiring, touching and realistic in the right places. Sport films about underdogs have always worked well in India as well as in Hollywood and when backed by powerful performances, solid writing and well-choreographed sport sequences (the wrestling sequences will have you on the edge of your seats and biting your fingernails for sure), there is no reason why a film will not work, demonetisation be damned! ... full review
Thumbs up, by Rajeev Masand, News18.com : ...Dangal is not a perfect film, but then few films are. It’s overlong at 2 hours and 41 minutes, and it’s both simple and simplistic in places. But it’s a solid and satisfying watch, a well crafted look at what went into the creation of two sporting champions. It’s a film that makes the heart swell… when it isn’t pounding from all the excitement of the bouts. I’m going with four out of five. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Manisha Lakhe, Now Running.com : ...This film has tears, patriotic heart-swell, happiness, frustration, anger, pain and everything you expect from a sports film. But it is wrapped in gentle humor and that makes this film a must see. It is a great way to end the year and will get counted as one of the ten best films of 2016. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.in : ...Nobody turns Mahavir down, and the movie pays handsome tribute to his obduracy. Every age produces the cinema it deserves, and with its insistence on absolute obedience to an authoritarian figure, Dangal is inadvertently a reflection of our times. Daddy truly does know best, and Dangal harbours no doubt whatsoever that his daughters are wise not to question him. ... full review
Thumbs up, Sify Movies : ...As a biopic, though one-dimensional, the film is well-packaged and presented in a realistic manner. Apart from a few predictable cinematic liberties, it lacks high-voltage drama and the entertainment quotient is dutifully obligatory. The plot keeps you engrossed right till the end and the climax, with the slow-motion shot of Geeta toppling her opponent, is exhilarating. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Meena Iyer, Times of India : ...Music director Pritam and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya manage an earthy soundtrack with Daler Mehndi’s title track pumping up the adrenaline. Also, the soft track Gilheriyaan, the Haryanvi rap and hip-hop Haanikarak Bapu and the Dhakaad number, are in perfect tandem with the narrative. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Ritika Handoo, Zee News : ...Our verdict? Do watch the film with your family, there are many slice-of-life dialogues and hard-hitting moments which will bring out the spirit of national fervour in you. 'Dangal' will surely inspire young India. ... full review
So-So, by Fatema Kagalwala, India Entertainment : ...The film firmly stays with what it is about – story of a man who made his daughter a gold medallist female wrestler by sheer grit. It brings cheer in celebrating real life heroes while telling their story with heart and although short-lived, by the end that suffices.... full review
So-So, by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu : ...However, even as the film touches a chord, it makes one compare and contrast it with other Indian sports films, and not just glowingly at that. While in its entirety, Dangal might feel like a competent, rounded product with just the right emotional masala, it still didn’t leave me satisfied enough. Is it because the film is too straightforward and totally unsurprising? ... full review
So-So, by Saumil Gandhi, Upper Stall : ...He is known to take chances with the choice of films he associates himself with. If there was anyone who could take a sports film in India, and make it a Moneyball instead of a Lagaan, it would be him. But Dangal is not that film.... full review
yohomiesalman: Dangal is an amazing movie
yasuraj01: Saw #Dangal yesterday what a movie just outstanding,it is better than the Salman's #Sultan!
whomilantern: #Dangal What an excellent movie it is, cant describe in words, @aamir_khan once the perfectionist always the perfectionist
vkexpress: Dangal. Guys you can't afford to miss it. Bollywood' best in 2016.
vishalwadhwa: #Dangal is amazing. Must watch for every girl. @aamir_khan Plays a amazing Father. Girls are Heroes !! Its just Father & Girls throughout.
vedanti87: #Dangal .Must Watch!!!!! Superb Movie.
VarshaGopal_VG: Saw #Dangal Wow wow wow. It's been so long since I've been so satisfied cinematically. Loved everyone, everything. @aamir_khan
V6_Suresh: What a Mindblowing film.! Kudos to @aamir_khan.,Perfectionist for a Reason.
Umair_Mushtaq00: When it comes to #AAMIRKHAN then no one can beat him as an Actor. He can do anything...!!! #Dangal was a mind blowing movie...!!!
Toheed_sayyed: Today at morning I saw #Dangal awesome work done by all actors but my fav.. was @aamir_khan ji loved your acting
Tirth2008: Another @aamir_khan 's ATBB movie is on the way.Hatsoff to the entire star cast of #Dangal @fattysanashaikh @sanyamalhotra07
Thineshreddy17: Dangal, a strong film on women empowerment. Brilliant movie! #Dangal
thethisanjit: Watched Dangal....fantastic movie. Its a directors cut..made the best out of the complete unit. But, NOTING CAN BEAT "SULTAN"
TheOmkarSethi: One thing I really really loved about #Dangal is that makers didn't exaggerated scenes for commercial reasons. They kept it REAL Wrestling!
thecorpcommguy: Take a bow... @aamir_khan #dangal is the mona Lisa of Indian movies. Pristine, entertaining, patriotic, inspiring. Simply amazing
Thathappimess: WHATTAY MOVIE THIS!! Goosebumps and how! Must must watch Dangal!
thatdarkcoffee: There's so much beneath the layers of these characters that make Dangal such an extraordinary film.
Tejvir_singh007: The jokes and comedic timing is on point in this movie. #Dangal
TejuKolhapure: A happy end to a happy year #dangal made the year end even better ... respect for @aamir_khan super performances and
tanaybhatt007: Gosh! What a film.. emotional and so inspiring & entertaining...#Dangal! Feel like a novice. So much to learn!
swatidgr: #dangal inspirational movie.The makers of #sultan shud learn girl is nt born to make sacrifice.stop shwng it in movies#Proud of @aamir_khan
Sukhman_10: Just Watch #Dangal WOW What a Master class from Amir Khan #MUSTWATCH
stevAYZ: #Dangal #Dangal #AwesomeMovie #Dhakad
srimaya_rath: #Dangal is a super duper watch! Kudos to @aamir_khan for his movie selection. Geeta and Babita are awesome in their characters as well.
sidhunamdharig: # Dangal very nice movie
ShubhamLovelove: #Watched #Dangal with my Mates, what a beautiful film, a must watched film, definitely best of 2016. @aamir_khan you are terrific
shobhitparmar: #Dangal what fantastic story picturized beautifully..Hats off!!
shivam99agrawal: Plans for #Dangal #the_best_movie #the_best_actor... @aamir_khan
shipra_suman: Best movie of the year #Dangal #inspirational #StoryLine
shetty_anish: Film of the year! @aamir_khan's #Dangal will win ur heart over with its simple narrative n exemplary performances.
sheiknaaz: Saw #Dangal last night... such a nice movie.. Congrats @aamir_khan and the whole team who work behind this movie...
sdghoghari: Dangal.........superb movie thanxs to aamir sir n d whole team ........love u A.K sir
sauravbhanot: do NOT miss #Dangal ! Film of the year, there's been no cinematic experience quite as powerful as this one. @aamir_khan you're a genius!
satsensingh: Just watched #Dangal. Very inspiring n excellent movie. Superb acting as usual by @aamir_khan and the whole cast of the movie. #MustWatch
santi_rai: #Dangal #AAMIRKHAN done it again...
Sahu88Rishi: Dangal,Aamir khan enthralled his audience again,exemplary work,blow on patriarchal society...loved it
SahilParmartd: #Dangal ! A must watch film of 2016..... All the best #amirkhan
sagar1754: #jaipur-DANGAL osam movie..plz must watch dangal movie @aamir khan
regal_prashanth: Superb film sir... beautiful...HATS OFF @aamir_khan and so good bgm by pritam da...and the girls/ladies TERRIFIC...#Dangal
ra_p97: Dangal! Dangal ! #goodmovie
ratankumar53: #Dangal is great movie....
rajattrivedi23: Dangal !!! What a movie. Awesome. Dedicated to all the girls who aspire to be a sportsperson and dad's who dream of gold for the country.
Rabaail: Not a big bollywood fan but #Dangal is worth a watch for sure. Well done @aamir_khan
PrudhviNani89: #Dangal best sports movie ever made in Indian movies.. kudos to the entire team..
Parwejsawan: Dangal movie Is Very fantastic...
pagalipayal: Every girl should watch this movie #Dangal This movie is a must watch... A must must watch @aamir_khan only u can do this sir
npreads: Saw #Dangal last night... each character justified their roles so well.. yet another @aamir_khan masterpiece.. 1/2 #MerryChristmas
Nikstrade: #Dangal is so perfect Superlative writing n Direction ,, @niteshtiwari22 @aamir_khan @disney
nich518: #Dangal is a masterpiece that is neat and is nothing short of an audience's delight. @niteshtiwari22 , take a bow _/\_.
NaniNanikoj: Must watvh movie #Dangal
mubashirmedekar: #Dangal @aamir_khan loved the movie. You truely deserves the salutation Perfectionist..
Mr_shaha: Those last twenty minutes of #Dangal mind blowing..You will feel like you were in a stadium
minohil: Dangal was so good 5 thumbs up
marahatta28: #Dangal what a movie,this movie made once in lifetime,salute the team
Madan1242: Goosebumps #Dangal
latamurali: What a brilliant movie #Dangal. Awesome performances by the whole cast. Didnt think of @aamir_khan as an actor. He was MahavirSinghPhogat!
kumarayyagari: The #wrestling in #dangal looks so real..didn't look like anyone was acting at all ! Absolutely loved the film and all the actors!
kp_kp30385: Incredible movie. Go watch everyone
kjawale: Another awesome by #amirkhan. #dangal
KiranManral: Out of the theatre. Of all the movies I've seen this year, Dangal is hands down the best. No competition.
KeshavKrVerma: My Rating for Dangal --- 3.5/5
Kamineycation: #Dangal movie is not just about #wrestling it also shows father-daughters loving relationship & how to thing big...Rating-4/5..A must watch
J_Shanujan: #Dangal - MASTERPIECE
jyotiginger: For year 2016 I loved two films in my memory diary 1) Shivaay 2) Dangal
jayeshughade: #Dangal is for @aamir_khan what #ChakDeIndia was for @iamsrk . Leaves you on a high and makes you feel proud.
itsSharukh: Dangal rate 9/10
itshammadd: Dangal is hands down the best film of 2016. I enjoyed it throughout, didn't get bored and I don't know what to say negative about the film
isatishyadav: हैरान हूं, अभी तक हरियाणा सरकार ने #Dangal को टैक्स फ्री नहीं किया ? #Haryana के लोगों की जीवनशैली और संघर्ष को दर्शाती शानदार फिल्म दंगल।
imAnubhav_2611: #Dangal is entertaining. #Dangal is emotional. #Dangal is patriotic. #Dangal is everything one craves for in a bollywood movie.
imaftab524: Dangal movie is the nice movie in my life
igippygrewal: Dangal A MASTERPIECE. A must watch film with family...
idrisSimz: #dangal superb mve every Indian paka vendiya movie
iAnkitbhargav: #Dangal imotional ride, outstanding
Iamshrirahul: Last night saw #Dangal certainly a good movie. Great story & once again brilliant performance by Mr. @aamir_khan & other artists.
iampalki: The best film ....a brilliant movie.....excellent performances Nothing quite suffices in praising this film experience......#DANGAL
iAlok83: #Dangal It will leave you speechless... It is a masterpiece..
himanshu21511: #Dangal @aamir_khan has outdone himself
himaly_mehta: #Dangal has made #wrestling all the more cool for me! A good movie after a long time! P.S. might chokeslam few ppl now
Hbrar01: What a brilliant movie #Dangal
hazardous_sam: Dangal 1st half One word- terrific Such emotions.was at the edge of my seat every time.already having goosebumps
gurucharan: #Dangal is a masterpiece movie. Perfectly Crafted. For me, its the best sports based movie out of Bollywood.Must watch 4every wresting lover
goutamdey16: Every one has done superb in #Dangal. Its a must watch movie guys. Don't miss it. @aamir_khan @_PVRCinemas
FirasFadzil: What makes #Dangal even better is, it is a true story..a near perfect movie. Doesnt feel like 3hrs in the cinema as i enjoyed it..9/10.
ErManikSharma: #Dangal wat a film Loved all character, including the 'Close Cousin' Well explained & great making from the whole team #Aamir #Sakshi
EffectiveAtul: Only one word, which comes to my mind, about #Dangal - LAZAWAB. @aamir_khan
dalminder95: Still can't get over Dangal! What a masterpiece.
CrazyMurali: One of the finest movie i ever seen #Dangal Salute to @aamir_khan #Dangal girls truly inspiring, Decade of the movie
chota_packet91: #Dangal what a film @aamir_khan and @niteshtiwari22 must watch!!
Chcha_Chaudhary: #Dangal is filled with so many emotions that reach directly to your heart. @aamir_khan Sir, respect for you has incresed way too much..
chanduallala: Watched #Dangal Excellent movie with good mix of emotions, performance wise #AmirKhan lived up to Expectations, he lived in that character.
Chandan3: Watched #Dangal yesterday. What a powerful movie with just superb acting from #AmirKhan and the girls #Sana #Zaira and #Sanya. Marvellous!!
bhartianand: We enjoyed #dangal. Superb movie. We can't stop laughing on dialogue. @aamir_khan great acting
BejawadaKurrodu: When an Indian movie is sold out and ends with the audience applauding, you know it's an Aamir Khan movie.
athirahrazi: Best movie Dangal ni, bleh motivated diri #dangal #amirkhan #geeta #babita
asthanakamit: Watched #Dangal , an #epic #masterpiece by @aamir_khan , a #mustwatch ... #Salute to #womenpower
ArvindS82049017: Dangal is too good movie I think aal body wach
apurva_purohit: #Dangal Stupendous ! Must see !
anusha566: I'm out of words ..Once again it's proved that father is the backbone of every successful girl # Dangal # hats off to strong Father's
Anupama712: Stellar performances by entire cast & impeccable story telling highlights #Dangal but the girls just stole the thunder completely. Hats off
ankurattan: Brilliant performances @fattysanashaikh @zairawasim @sanyamalhotra07 @suhanibhatnagar # Dangal .. keep up the good work ..Girls..
AnitGurang: Dangal Was mind billowing movie must all watch
anirudh1610: #Dangal best movie ever saw... dhakar film by @aamir_khan tremendous talent @ImFatimaSana, Sanya, Zaira, Suhani you are amazing!❤️
AngelicTomboy: #Dangal !! The best movie on wrestling I've ever watched.
alameenm: Watched #Dangal, a good film.Low paced. As a film entertainment wise it is not upto 3 idiots or PK. Story acchi hai, but slow and linear
Ajita_July27: #dangal awesome ...proves why #AAMIRKHAN's movies are always a sure shot bet n a must watch. Thank u @aamir_khan sir
aish_9720: Woww#Dangal Super movie Celebrating #GirlPower & d girls r d real stars d actresses hv slayed (Action
Airwindkejriwal: Must watch #Dangal excellent movie
ah_med_hayat: Dangal is one of the biggest statements on feminism by Indian Cinema. Well done Amir Khan! #Dangal
AbuwahabChodhry: #Dangal seen last night. Was amazing work by girls and @aamir_khan was superbbbbb as usual.
abhisheknarayan: Best movie in recent years #Dangal
4EverAfters: #Dangal Is probably more a story of Geeta .. and Babita than Mahavir Singh ! But hats off to Amir to take a back seat & let the girls rule !
AkhilGooner: Slightly disappointed with #Dangal. Clichéd 2nd half...too cheesy. Strong performances though. Could have been an epic.
travelport123: #Dangal crap,boring and slow movie. Ghatiya acting by @aamir_khan far behind in acting compare to @iamsrk and @BeingSalmanKhan .
raviraj24687071: I hate this movie& actor....amir khan....amir khan murda baad murdabaad #Dangal
BeEshwarprasad: One of the worst movie of the year Is DANGAl thanks god it release to last month ..............Wasted time and money in multiplex....
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Yay! Thumbs Up, by Mr. Nadkarni : Loved it to the core
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So-So, by Raj : Sugar coated Regressive portrayal of feminine gender
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