Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Cast: Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, Sakshi Tanwar as Daya Shobha Kaur, Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat, Zaira Wasim as Young Geeta Phogat, Sanya Malhotra as Babita Kumari, and Suhani Bhatnagar as Young Babita Kumari.
Dangal is a biographical sports drama movie that tells the real-life story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an Indian amateur wrestler and a national champion, who is forced by his father in giving up sports to pursue gainful employment. He has a feeling of not being able to win a medal for his country and is determined that his unborn son will win it. However, he is blessed with four daughters and is disappointed.
When his two elder daughters, Geeta and Babita beat boys for passing derogatory comments, Mahavir is sure that they have potential to fulfill his dream. Mahavir trains his daughters in the art of wrestling from a very young age with strict discipline, which is initially not accepted by his daughters, his wife Daya Shobha Kaur and the villagers. Eventually, his daughters realize that their father is concerned about their bright future.
Geeta and Babita participate in wrestling tournaments and defeat boys. Geeta wins the junior and senior championships at the State and National levels after which she heads to the National Sports Academy to get trained for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
At the Academy, the coach's methods are opposite to that thought by her father, which leads to Geeta losing her international matches. Mahavir realizes this and secretly trains his daughter, eventually making Geeta become the first Indian female wrestler to win gold at the Commonwealth Games.
Dangal was critically acclaimed and a record-breaking commercial success. It became the highest Indian grosser ever and the fifth highest non-Indian grosser ever. It is also the highest grossing sports film of 2017 and has also become the highest-grossing non-English foreign film in China. Dangal was also ranked as the number 1 film of 2017 by China IMDB. Zaira Wasim won the National Award under Best Supporting Actress category apart from which the movie bagged 33 awards.
Dangal is one of the highest grossing Indian movies of all time. It is also one of the highest grossing Bollywood movies of all time. This is one of the movies that were banned in Pakistan. Dangal was released in Telugu and Tamil dubbed versions by the names Yuddham (Telugu) and Yuddham (Tamil).