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Friday Box Office :: Dangal [ 23rd of December 2016 ]

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

Rohit Shankarwar

Suhani Bhatnagar as young Babita

Vivan Bhatena

Aparshakti Khurrana

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

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