Dangal marks the return of Aamir Khan to the big screen after two years. The movie releases on December 23, 2016.
Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Aparshakti Khurrana
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Music: Pritam Chakraborty
Background & Story:
Aamir Khan’s last film, PK, released in December 2014. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the movie was a blockbuster and became one of the highest grossing Hindi movies of all time. After PK released, there was a lot of speculation about Aamir's next movie. Later, he confirmed that he had signed Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal. The release date of Dangal is December 23, 2016. It is a Christmas release and the festival is known to be auspicious for the star as his movies Taare Zameen Par, Ghajini, 3 Idiots, and PK were released around the very time.
To look the part of a 50-year-old man, Aamir had to put on a lot of weight. However, he had only a few months to lose all of it as he had to shoot the portions of Mahavir Phogat’s early life. For this, he checked into a clinic in Arizona, USA, where doctors monitored his weight loss. Dangal is based on the life of Mahavir Phogat, a wrestler from the state of Haryana. Mahavir’s daughters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari have won medals at the Commonwealth Games.
Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra play the roles of the two wrestlers in Dangal. Popular TV actress, Sakshi Tanwar, will be seen as Mahavir Phogat’s wife. The movie explores the relationship between Mahavir Phogat and his daughters, and will show how the man trained them to become world champions. The trailer of Dangal is expected to be out by October 2016. Till then, have a look at the film’s poster below.