Earnestly I am not a very learned film critic, judging and weighing the technicalities to the core, but a person who shall not conceal her emotions on anything under the sun which is worth an expression straight from the heart, whose goodness needs to be shared to illuminate more hearts…
And today post I watched the movie ‘Dangal’ my heart was overwhelmed with abundant praise for this par excellence film casting Aamir Khan in a never seen before avatar. The story is beautifully weaved, doesn't let you leave it for a second and the message it carries is conveyed impeccably. Such movies are a boon to mankind for they focus on being the face of change in the Indian society.
Naturally as it's based on Wrestling it's comparison with the latest Salman Starrer Sultan is but obvious but if you ask me there is no comparison as if you go seeking some Bollywood masala in this film, you shall be greatly disappointed. This is purely an inspirational movie dealing concretely with a sensitive subject without unnecessary dramatisation or round the tree love songs of even a love angle.
I have always loved and respected Aamir for all the humanity his persona exudes apart from his unparalleled personal charm but his role in 'Dangal' of a pot bellied Dad of 3 girls who has wished for a male child to complete his unfulfilled dream of getting an Olympic Gold for India has brought forth his urge to bring forth meaningful cinema incredibly. Undeniably he has craved for perfection in this role too and I am sure his soul is satiated that he has pulled through it so well. Need I say his performances are truly above all awards. Sakshi Kanwar beautifully complements his acting prowess with her role as his wife while Fatima Sana Sheikh who is casted as their elder daughter, maintains the neutral demeanour of a wrestler.
This movie beautifully portrays shades of a dad who is a hard taskmaster while training his two damsels for Dangal with boys in daytime but at night caresses their wounds with wet eyes and eventually proves to the world that a girl child is no less than a boy. Revealing further about it, shall steal its charm and I shall not steal the opportunity of watching this great 2 hrs 30 minutes social extravaganza from you. For me, it was so heartening to watch this lovely flick and I recommend it to everyone. It surely touches more vibes than one…that of a parent, of a simple villager daughter who has the onus of fulfilling her dad’s dreams, of a sports person, of young girls learning the value of discipline the hard way and many more.
Truly Yours Roma rates it a full 5/5 for its power of delivering a great message with great sensitivity and perfection, to the Indian masses.
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