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Dangal Hindi Movie Review

Dangal Hindi Movie Review

Total Reviews - 16
Average Rating - 8.2/10
Yes 👍 - 16
No 👎 - 0
Neutral - 0
Watchable? - 100%

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  • News 18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-8/10
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.

  • Times of India | Review By -Meena Iyer Rating-9/10
What works wonderfully here is the writing. Director Nitesh Tiwari, along with Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain and Nikhil Mehrotra should be complimented for their tongue-in-cheek quality, peppered with humour and several poignant father-daughter emotions all through.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Anupama Chopra Rating-8/10
I walked out of this film wiping away tears and feeling invincible. I felt I could wrestle down anything that hit me. How do you put a rating on that?
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  • Rediff | Review By -Raja Sen Rating-9/10
This is by far the most credible an Indian sport film has ever felt, with even the commentators getting in on the action, giving most of us a tutorial in how to watch the sport. India needs to watch this film for the way it puts the 'her' in 'hero.'
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  • The Hindu | Review By -Namrata Joshi Rating-7/10
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?
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-8/10
Dangal is the kind of sports film that usually eludes Bollywood. It knows the rules inside and out and meticulously plays by them without ever succumbing to dreary predictability. Dangal is an outright winner - a film that will pin you down and keep you in its grip all the way through.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-6/10
Dangal has real meaning but its message doesn't overwhelm. Aamir Khan knows exactly when to ratchet it up and when to let go. The first-timers shine and fight for real. Sakshi Tanwar is familiar enough and yet new enough.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Sukanya Verma Rating-8/10
Dangal is one of those few films that discuss strategy and technique in a manner that's easy and entertaining to grasp. I am not familiar with the sport but by climax point, I could predict the winning move because of how well it was spelt out on earlier in the story.
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  • Mid Day | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-8/10
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.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Rohit Vats Rating-8/10
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.
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  • India Today | Review By -Ananya Bhattacharya Rating-8/10
Dangal is a crowd-pleaser. But it also has stellar performances and an engaging story-telling. Aamir is compelling in his role of Mahavir. Drop everything and watch Dangal this weekend. Welcome back to the big screen, Aamir Khan. The two-year wait has been totally worth it.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-8/10
Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal is highly gripping and transitions smoothly from being a sports drama to an emotional one. The inspiring tale of Mahavir and his daughters is narrated in such a way that you laugh, cry and at some point even make sure you root for these characters right till the end.
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  • Bollywood Life | Review By -Tushar Joshi Rating-9/10
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.
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  • Spotboye | Review By -Khalid Mohamed Rating-8/10
Because, here’s a wonderfully crafted, acted and narrated must-experience on the big wide screen. The audacious biopic is engrossing and moving, and above all invites you to care about its humaneness and  credibly etched central characters, thereby stirring your emotional reserves.
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  • Filmfare | Review By -Rachit Gupta Rating-10/10
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.
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  • Bollywood Hungama | Review By -Taran Adarsh Rating-9/10
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.
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Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra, Rohit Shankarwar, Suhani Bhatnagar, Vivan Bhatena, Aparshakti Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao
Nitesh Tiwari
Nikhil Mehrotra
Nitesh Tiwari
Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain
Sethu Sriram
Pritam Chakraborty
produced by: 
Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Biography, Drama, Sports
161 minutes
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Plot Synopsis
Dangal is a biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari, starring Aamir Khan and Sakshi Tanwar in lead roles.

Dangal is a true story based film on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.

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