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Dangal: All you need to know about this Aamir Khan Blockbuster movie

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Dangal

Dangal is indeed a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari and written by Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, and Nikhil Mehrotra. It was produced by Aamir Khan but also Kiran Rao under Aamir Khan Productions, with Siddharth Roy Kapur generating the initial Hindi version underneath the Disney banner and the dubbed local and international variants underneath the UTV Motion Pictures banner.

The movie stars Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, a pehlwani amateur wrestler who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari into becoming India’s first world-class female wrestlers, premised on a storey idea by Disney creative participant Divya V. Rao, who thought up the idea of a movie about the Phogat family. With the exception of Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra play the adult versions of the two Phogat sisters, while Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar play their younger counterparts, Sakshi Tanwar their mother, and Aparshakti Khurana their cousin.

Tiwari began drafting the script for the movie in early 2013, and production began in early 2014. Khan had interviewed the Phogat sisters on his discussion programme Satyamev Jayate in 2014, and months later, Tiwari approached him with the screenplay, and Khan was cast as the lead actor and producer. Principal filming began in September 2015 in neighbouring Punjab, with the film largely set in the Indian state of Haryana. The cameraman was Satyajit Pande, while the editor was Ballu Saluja. Pritam composed the movie’s background music and soundtrack, with Amitabh Bhattacharya writing the lyrics.

Patel, Kripa Shankar Khan and the actors were taught for the wrestling sequences by Bishnoi, a coach with the Indian women’s wrestling team.

Dangal was released globally on December 23, 2016, following a North American premiere on December 21. It garnered excellent reviews from reviewers, with praise focusing on the movie’s “honest” representation of a true storey and Khan’s acting. In April 2017, it was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival, and in June 2017, it was exhibited there at the second BRICS festival. It received four prizes at the 62nd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Khan), and Best Action (Shyam).

Wasim received Best Supporting Actress at the 64th National Film Awards for her role as Geeta’s younger self. Dangal won the inaugural Best Asian Film award at Australia’s 7th AACTA Awards, the 2017 Douban Film Awards’ Best Foreign Film and Top Foreign Actor (for Aamir Khan), two Jackie Chan Action Movie Awards, and was nominated for the Asian Brilliant Stars category there at 68th Berlin International Film Festival.

Dangal was a box office smash, and become the highest-grossing Indian movie of all time as well as the highest-grossing Indian movie of the decade, as well as the sixth highest-grossing non-English, non-Mandarin movie of all time.

The world’s highest-grossing sports movie. This movie, which was made on a budget of 70 crores (US$9.3 million), grossed between 2,024 and 2,100 crores (US$311–330 million) globally, notably $216.2 million in China, making this one of the country’s top 20 highest-grossing movies as well as the highest-grossing non-English international movie. On Chinese streaming sites, the movie has been seen over 400 million times.

Pritam created the film’s music, which has lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya in Hindi, Rajesh Malarvannan in Tamil, and Vanamali in Telugu.

The film’s theme song was performed by Daler Mehndi.

The hit single “Dhaakad” has been sung by rapper Raftaar and then became popular receiving 12 million views, in 3 days. Khan recorded he possess rap rendition of the song, which was included in the soundtrack. The soundtrack album was released on 23 November 2016 in Hindi and 26 November 2016 in Tamil and Telugu, under the Zee Music Company label. The music album for the movie will be released in Japan on April 13, 2018, by Rambling Records.

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