Life is a Dangal too

Film Review: by Promod Puri



It is a tense play of strategies, techniques and actions, excitement, and madness, defense, and offense, frustrations, and rewards. It is a fight against societal wrongs. It is a game of emotions, tears, and joys.

This is the package Aamir Khan has delivered on the silver screen in a two and half hour thrill titled Dangal. Life’s dynamics are well portrayed in this masterpiece based on a true story.

In the lead role, Aamir Khan plays an odd patriarch who defies, protests, struggles and achieves what he wanted in life. He has a dream. He endeavors to see his daughters as world-class wrestlers. Yes, the real wrestlers, born and growing up in an orthodox and traditionally-rooted rural society, and where only boys and men enter the arena. Himself being a wrestling guru, Aamir Khan wants to create space for girls in a field traditionally reserved only for men. Dangal stirs up a storm in the village wrapped in traditions, faiths, and fakes; and where a girl’s childhood is brief and abrupt.

Dangal is a message for the contemporary Indian society to recognize and seek the role of women beyond home and kitchen. 

1 Comment

  1. Very well described a profound truth.Yes, life is a constant dangal going on since our birth .Here opponents are not from outside but within ourselves .


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