Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ is all set to hit the theatres tomorrow. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, ‘Dangal’ is a biographical sports drama starring Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. The reviews of the movie have started to pour in and as expected Aamir Khan has once again delivered a masterpiece. The reviews received so far are 100% positive and we are expecting it to be on the same lines. Celebs who were the part of the special screening have also applauded the movie. Let’s read how the critics have rated and reviewed Aamir Khan’s Dangal. (Read: Dangal Box Office Prediction)
Dangal Review By Meena Iyer from TOI: 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. Most importantly, Dangal scores with its first-rate performances. Sakshi as his wife, is restrained, yet effective. And, the debutants Fatima and Sanya are easily this year’s best finds. Demonetisation be damned, watch Dangal.
Rating: 4.5 stars
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Dangal Review By Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama: 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. Actually, it won’t be erroneous to state that DANGAL is the finest film to come out of the Hindi film industry in a long, long time and mark my words, it will be remembered as a classic in times to come.
Rating: 4.5 stars
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Dangal Review By Shubra Gupta from The Indian Express: Aamir Khan-starrer works on the twin parameters – as a straight-forward film about a popular sport and those who play it, and as a strong feminist statement. What keeps the film together are the performances. The first-timers — as little girls, and young women learning to gauge their opponent and beating all comers; no silver medals, only gold — all come off well. Tanwar, as Khan’s wife, is a good choice, just familiar enough, and yet new enough. But this is clearly Aamir’s film. It wouldn’t have been made if he hadn’t green-lit it, and he brings to it the sincerity of purpose which makes it not just a starry vehicle, but a film which is about something, which has meaning, with a message which doesn’t overwhelm the telling.
Rating: 3 stars
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Dangal Review By Surabhi Redkar from Koimoi: Tiwari’s Dangal is easy on the eyes thanks to its on the face storyline. It is packed with powerful scenes and Tiwari makes sure his camera speaks more in certain scenes than the dialogues such as the one where Geeta and Babita are having their hair chopped while the mother silently weeps helpless towards her husband’s will. One has to credit Tiwari for getting the audience hooked to sport that’s not Cricket, considering the Indian mindset. The final matches are actual nail-biters and you thoroughly enjoy every dhobi-pachad move of Fatima. Pritam’s music blends excellently in the film. Dangal title track is an energy booster and Haanikaarak Bapu is simply superb.
Rating: 4 stars
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Anupama Chopra: #Dangal is a rousing spectacle w beautifully wrought emotions. It’s moving & empowering! Walked out feeling I can also wrestle w anything!
Dangal Review By Hindustan Times: 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. When he shakes his head helplessly, you see a father in him. When he gets into a brawl, he is the brother you always depended on. When he wants to see you win, you know you have to perform. It’s not just his pride, it’s yours as well.
Rating: 4 stars
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Dangal Review By Rediff: Sport is at its centre but the essence of Dangal lies in the simple highs and lows of the people Tiwari chronicles.Unlike the overblown Sultan with a somewhat similar milieu, Tiwari’s account of inspiring reality is lot more understated in its approach. Two of its most poignant scenes are its quietest too — when Geeta weeps bitterly in the middle of heartbreaking haircut and Phogat’s crushed look as he takes off in a rickshaw immediately after entrusting his daughter’s fate to a snarky new coach (Girish Kulkarni).
Rating: 4 stars
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Dangal Review By NDTV: A Bollywood sports biopic that gets nearly all its moves absolutely right, Dangal draws its strength from a blindingly luminous lead performance from a shape-shifting Aamir Khan. Dangal is the story of a Haryana man who dared to do the unthinkable. It is just as much the tale of a pugnacious girl who went where nobody from her tradition-bound village had ever gone. 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.
Rating: 4 stars
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After critic reviews, let’s have a look at what the Bollywood celebs have to say on Dangal.
#Dangal is the best film I’ve watched in a long time. And in all probability, will remain so for a very long time. Salute, @aamir_khan Sir!
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) December 19, 2016
Just saw DANGAL…haven’t seen a better film in a decade……speechless!!!!
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 9, 2016
What a film #dangal is !!! Such an important event for the women & sports in our country @aamir_khan inspires us again, spellbound & in awe.
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) December 21, 2016
@aamir_ Dangal is by any standard the best film our film industry has made in the last decade and a half . Hats off to the cast n crew .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) October 11, 2016
Speechless! Infact, at a loss of words to describe how well this film surpasses the expectations that come with an Aamir Khan film! #Dangal
— Tusshar (@TusshKapoor) December 20, 2016
Dangal Review: Final Words
The reviews have been excellent and it seems that Aamir Khan has delivered a classic yet again after PK, 3 Idiots and Taare Zameen Par. Dangal is a masterpiece. It restores your faith in Indian cinema. Average rating: 4.2 stars. Dangal is the top-rated movie of 2016 beating PINK.
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