Dangal Movie aka Yudham Movie Review
Director : Nitesh Tiwari
Producer : Aamir Khan | Kiran Rao | Siddharth Roy Kapur
Writer : Nitesh Tiwari | Piyush Gupta | Shreyas Jain | Nikhil Meharotra
Inspired From : Mahavir Singh Phogat
Cast : Aamir Khan | Sakshi Tanwar | Fatima Sana Shaikh | Sanya Malhotra
Music : Pritam
Cinematography : Sethu Sriram
Editor : Ballu Saluja
Production company : Walt Disney Pictures | Aamir Khan Productions | UTV Motion Pictures
Distribution : Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Running Time : 161mins
The moment when the National Anthem is played on the backdrops and that indicates the victory, the reaction of protagonist and audiences remain to be the same, where the tears and Goosebumps push up vigorously through your veins and eyes!
That’s Dangal for you where neither Aamir Khan tries to flex his muscles throughout the show nor does he undertake any heroic deeds out there like any commercial patterns, but just goes in flow with the script.
After few minutes into the film, he just deletes his ‘Aamir Khan’ image and transforms into Mahavir Singh Phogat. An underplayed role, but sparks of promising performance in every shot and not to miss the most fascinating performance by Fatima Sana Shaik and Sanya Malhotra, who give a daring performance standing on pars with the Mr. Perfectionist.
There are few sequences in the film, where you’ll feel the emotions turning unconditional.
Especially the moment after intermission, where Geetha returns back claiming that all her father’s rules and training are old patterned and she gets him lose on the sand. The ultimate give back with her younger sister Babita saying, “Father lost to you not because his rules and training are old, but he is getting older.” This packs you up with lump in throats and the abrupt sequence, where father-daughter reconcile over the phone call, where just cries and tears convey millions of confessions are speechless.This makes these girls – Fatima Sana Shaik and Sanya Malhotra get into a high profiled league of performance.
Yet another factor that pulls up our attention is that it isn’t a regular Bollywood film, where the protagonists go through hell of losing moments and finally win the score.
Of course, this film too has the same plot, but the treatment of script is more appreciable. The way narrator tries to get not only the girls prepared for the mattress bound wrestling with rules, but with the audiences too. This enables you to watch filmy moves, but offers an experiencing of watching a real wrestling match, where audience would count the score before the announcements on made on the screen.
What instantly strikes your attention is the editing works by Ballu and he definitely deserves whole ton of appreciations from the entire team.
If not for his earnest efforts, the film would have lost some impact in gripping moments of the matches. Not to miss out the cinematography for they are too proficient. The background score in many silent places with mild strings are really commendable.
Dangal isn’t just a movie that you can walk out claiming it to be an entertainment, but sticks to your hearts so heavily that it keeps reminding you of every scene and performances for next 3 days you’ve watched the film.