Former Indian wrestler Mahavir Phogat (Aamir Khan) longs for a male child who he believes could win a gold medal for India in wrestling on an international level. But, fate has some other plans in store for him as his wife is blessed with a baby girl for the fourth time.
Superlative performances, brilliant direction, crisp writing, nail-biting wrestling sequences.
The Iconic Moment:
SPOILER ALERT! When Aamir Khan's Mahavir and his daughter Geeta played by Fatima Sana Shaikh engage in a wrestling, which is one of the major turning points in the film.
There's a reason why Aamir Khan is called Mr Perfectionist and for those who have a doubt about it, Dangal is your answer. At a time when most of our actors are quite fussy about how they look onscreen, here's a man who doesn't mind flaunting his heavy belly and snow-white grizzled beard for most part of the film. Let me tell you, he's the same one who long ago gave men a reason to hit the gym for 'eight pack abs'. This year we even saw one more Khan, (Shahrukh Khan) playing his age and not shying away from flaunting his grey streaks in Dear Zindagi. Indeed, Bollywood has 'grown' up to see changing times!