December | Friday | 23, 2016 :: Friday Box Office :: Dangal
Dangal (English: Wrestling competition) is an 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). Her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg). “Dangal” is the Hindi term for “a wrestling competition”.
The music for Dangal was composed by Pritam, while the lyrics were written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Kripa Shankar Bishnoi, a coach with the Indian women’s wrestling team, trained Aamir Khan and the entire crew for the wrestling sequences.
Dangal released worldwide on 23 December 2016.
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari
Produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Written by Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Meharotra
Based on Mahavir Singh Phogat
Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat
Sakshi Tanwar as Daya Shobha Kaur, wife of Mahavir Singh Phogat
Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat, daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat
Zaira Wasim as young Geeta
Sanya Malhotra as Babita Kumari, daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat
Suhani Bhatnagar as young Babita
Rajkummar Rao as Krishna Singh Phogat, brother of Mahavir Singh Phogat
Kaustubh Pile as Male Fighter No.2
Music by Pritam
Cinematography Sethu Sriram
Edited by Ballu Saluja
Production company Walt Disney Pictures, Aamir Khan Productions, UTV Motion Pictures
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures