Dangal is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. It stars Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. The former is India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg). "Dangal" is the Hindi term for "a wrestling competition". Cast : Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, Sakshi Tanwar as Shobha Kaur, wife of Mahavir Singh Phogat, Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat, daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat, Zaira Wasim as child Geeta, Sanya Malhotra as Babita Kumari, daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat, Suhani Bhatnagar as child Babita, Ananya as Sarita, youngest daughter, Vivan Bhatena, Aparshakti Khurrana, Girish Kulkarni, Rohit Shankawar and Yash Sunil Agrawal. The music for Dangal is composed by Pritam, while lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Kripa Shankar Bishnoi, a coach with the Indian women's wrestling team, has trained Aamir Khan and the entire crew for the wrestling sequences.
|Release Date(s)||: 2016-12-23|
|Director||: Nitesh Tiwari|
|Producer(s)||: Aamir Khan|
Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan) is a former champion wrestler. He is married to Shobha Kaur (Sakshi Tanwar). Phogat's dream is to win a gold medal for India in wrestling. He is unable to do this. He promises that his son will do what he couldn't do. However, although he loves them dearly, Phogat's disappointed when Shobha gives birth to four daughters. Phogat does not believe girls can wrestle well. However, when two of his daughters, Geeta and Babita come home, after beating up two boys, Phogat realises how wrong he has been and begins to train his daughters in wrestling. The film is the story of how Phogat trained his daughters to become professional wrestlers.