After months of excitement and some very promising teasers and songs, Aamir Khan’s “Dangal” has hit theatres across the world today. The film revolves around the story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat from Haryana, and how he trained his daughters Geeta and Babita to emerge as world champions in the sport. At a deeper level, it also explores how women from a state with the worst sex ratio in the country, broke out of years of patriarchal conditioning to triumph in what the country regards as a ‘man’s sport’.
The movie has met with rave reviews on Twitter, from celebs and movie lovers alike:
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) December 23, 2016
Dangal!! WHAT A FILM! Fully Dhaakad!So inspiring & entertaining with such amazing performances. @aamir_khan sir you make us proud! Hats off!
— Kriti Sanon (@kritisanon) December 23, 2016
Shaabbaashh …!!! ???Can t stop thinking what a superlative film #Dangal Aamir has made , the risks he has taken&dedication he has put in.
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) December 23, 2016
#Dangal is perfection in every department of film making.This film will stay in my heart for a long time. Superb casting of brilliant actors
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) December 23, 2016
Doesn't "Dangal" make all the award functions that have happened so far without including it, redundant ?? #justasking
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) December 22, 2016
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 22, 2016
So it's confirmed by my friends who watched #Dangal today that it will be a biggest ever hit film in the history of Bollywood.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) December 21, 2016
Saw many films this year some were good,some were very good. But nothing comes closer to #Dangal.best film of the year 2016.go watch it
— Amit Trivedi (@ItsAmitTrivedi) December 23, 2016
— Dipesh Tank (@dipeshtank) December 19, 2016
Note mat karo, feel karo.
My review of DANGAL – the best film featuring a Khan since 'Chak De India'. https://t.co/G2FAVXxadi
— Aniruddha Guha (@AniGuha) December 22, 2016
If u wish 2 watch a suprbly entrtaining film that's high on emotional family drama n makes u feel like a proud Indian,do NOT miss #Dangal
— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) December 21, 2016
#Dangal shows how a biopic needs to be told in Bollywood
— Ritika Handoo (@ritikahandoo) December 23, 2016
— Manpreet Kaur (@amourinocente) December 23, 2016
#Dangal First half ????loved it! Screenplay and story ????
— PK Vijay (@EthanHuntFan) December 23, 2016
Perfect start to holidays with #Dangal What a movie ?? Loved every second of it
— Sushanth Mali (@sushanthhere) December 23, 2016
So predictable but so so good. Absolutely loved #Dangal. All 4 girls ??????
— ?? (@thegoatboi) December 23, 2016
— maseh yasin (@messiyasin123) December 23, 2016
The village of Balali, home to the Phogat sisters, is unlike others in Haryana. Not only is its sex ratio far better, the women have been fighting age-old patriarchal traditions for years now. Read their story here: ‘If She Can, Why Can’t I?’: Meet The Taboo-Smashing Women Of The ‘Dangal’ Village