Dangal trailer: Aamir Khan, Dangal doesn’t belong to you, it belongs to your daughters. Watch video

Dangal trailer: Aamir Khan manages to surprise us once again with his acting acumen and complete transformation as Mahavir Singh Phogat. But the film really belongs to actors playing his daughters.

Written by Jyoti Sharma Bawa | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2016 2:25 pm
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Aamir Khan had a sleepless night on Thursday wondering how the world will react to his Dangal trailer. He need not have bothered — Dangal trailer is a winner. But with a minor tweak — this film belongs to actors who are playing Aamir’s daughters. Don’t get us wrong, Aamir Khan is perfection in Dangal, just the way he always is — the man who challenges and reinvents himself with every role he does.

Watch | How Aamir Khan Lost Weight To Play Young Mahaveer In Dangal

 

And like every role, he is no longer Aamir when he is in front of the camera. This time, he is Mahaveer Singh Phogat in this 3.25-minute trailer. A man hungering for a son who can fulfil his unfinished dream of winning a gold for the country. Why a son? Because wrestling is a man’s sport and in Haryana, who would ever think a girl can play this sport? That is till we see the two girls who are Aamir Khan’s daughters — Zaira Wasim as child Geeta Phogat and Suhani Bhatnagar as child Babita Kumari. And with all respect Mr Khan, Dangal belongs to the girls. Zaira and Suhani as well as Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra who play the older Babita and Geeta.

They crash every stereotype in the book, they prove that issue is not the gender but our beliefs. The moment when Aamir’s character realises this and the play of emotions on his face is a masterclass in acting.

Watch: Dangal official trailer starring Aamir Khan based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat

 

They are hungry and committed and you can see it in their eyes. Their wrestling moves or the way they announce, “Pehelwani bahut ho gayi, ab dangal ka time hai,” wants you to stand up and applaud. With the trailer itself, we can promise you this will be as unlike Salman Khan’s Sultan as you can imagine. A women’s empowerment tale, a real-life story and tale of a man finding his metier in life — Dangal is a package we can’t wait to unwrap.

And then, the trailer gives us that final striking moment before it ends — a buffed-up young Aamir flexing his muscles before he enters the wrestling arena. Now that is what we call a dhobi pachchad!

Watch | Amir Khan On Dangal Sets: Behind The Scenes

 

The film has been directed by Nitesh Tiwari.

Before Dangal trailer landed

While Aamir had talked about his sleepless night in this message, “Tonight is going to be a sleepless night. 12 hours to go before I launch our trailer of Dangal on Twitter and Facebook. Can’t wait for your response. Hope you like it,” film’s producer UTV had this power-packed announcement about Dangal, “Ladaai se peeche hatne walo mein se nahi hai mhaari choriyaan. #Dangal trailer releasing tomorrow. #Dangalvaar @aamir_khan @niteshtiwari22.”

For all his cliche-breaking roles, Aamir Khan is a traditionalist. The actor always releases his film in December and his trailers closer to Diwali, whether it is 3 Idiots (2009) or PK (2014). With Dangal too, he has continued this practice. A spokesperson earlier said about Dangal’s trailer release, “Aamir is going to treat his audience once again with a trailer of his movie on Diwali. He wants to uphold the tradition of releasing his trailers during the festive season.”

Before Dangal trailer, what celebs said about Aamir Khan’s film

Although, even before Dangal trailer came out, Aamir held special screenings for his friends. Among those who have watched the film are Shabana Azmi, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Ayan Mukerji and Kunal Kapoor. And after watching the film, we know the guests were suitably impressed. But nobody was more so than Karan who took to Twitter and wrote, “Just saw DANGAL…haven’t seen a better film in a decade…… speechless!!!!”

Also read | Aamir Khan’s new looks from Dangal out, see pics

Know more about Aamir Khan’s Dangal character Mahavir Singh Phogat

Born in a small village in Haryana, Mahavir trained his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat and helped establish them as world-class wrestlers. He broke conventions and made his daughters wrestle boys in an akhaada. For this, he had to face objections of his fellow villagers but he refused to budge. Geeta Phogat went on to win gold in 2010 Commonwealth Games while Babita won a gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Geeta also qualified for the Olympics, first Indian female wrestler to do so. Mahavir has coached many top Indian wrestlers and has been nominated for the Dronacharya Award.

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First Published on: October 20, 2016 11:24 am
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    dinesh
    Oct 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm
    Forget this communal guy's movies. Don't want...
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      Bharat
      Oct 20, 2016 at 1:26 pm
      Chaddis ki nikal padi .. something to post and free ki daru ..
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        Bharat
        Oct 20, 2016 at 1:20 pm
        Awesome !!!! and thank you from Maharashtra for such tremendous effort for water in latur .. many thanks and best wishes from Maharashtra
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          Bharat
          Oct 21, 2016 at 9:45 am
          first day first show .. and you are communal and please dont use communal dress to hide ur chaddi
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            Himanshu singh
            Oct 22, 2016 at 11:09 am
            Naseem KHAN ki may amir KHAN ka beekar keera haha Naseem KHAN KI MAA KI may amir hkan ka beekar keera hahahahahahahaha.
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              yog
              Oct 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm
              I will never watch this
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                KAMLESH
                Oct 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm
                All Time Blockbuster
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                  Akashdeep Bohra
                  Oct 20, 2016 at 7:05 am
                  Awesome loved it.thanks aamir
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                    Modassir Jawaid
                    Oct 20, 2016 at 9:13 am
                    Common RSS and Modi Bhakts, here is another film from Khans .. Start finding some reason to ban it and not watch it. Are ek Muslim ki fil hai bh.mon buck-up. Don't let this muzzy's film release. All the money he will earn will go to s. lt;br/gt;So stand up with stones and rods in ur hand and break every gl panes of Multiplexes that will be showing this movie.
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                      naveen pandey
                      Oct 22, 2016 at 12:12 pm
                      lt;br/gt;Dangal Official Trailer: Aamir Khan as Mahavir Phogat will leave you spellbound
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                        naveen pandey
                        Oct 22, 2016 at 12:11 pm
                        watch danagal movie full report on our website and bloglt;br/gt;
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                          naveen pandey
                          Oct 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm
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                            naveen pandey
                            Oct 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm
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                              B.K.Prem
                              Oct 20, 2016 at 9:20 am
                              He is traitor, bycott his flim, dont froget what he said about our mother land as it is not safe place to live. Mr perfectionist my foot, just do flims with big banner and he is sure it will be hit, mean person. Just cries in TV and takes crores , he should be teached good lesson. If he thinks by delaying release of Dangal public will froget, no , you are wrong. As Snapdeal kicked you out we will kick you out of our beloved country
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                                RANJITA HALDER
                                Oct 20, 2016 at 7:40 am
                                BEAUTIFUL TRAILER, THANKS AAMIR, I LOVE IT SO MUCH
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                                  ravian
                                  Oct 20, 2016 at 12:29 pm
                                  Don't get carried away People......... say no to all traitors at least this year..... this man has a big mouth to speak on issues with hindu religion and bjplt;br/gt;But no guts to talk for army or common civil code.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ban them from your heart
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                                    ravian
                                    Oct 20, 2016 at 5:01 pm
                                    Kyoki tu haramkhor musalman hai... jo khata yahaki aur gata wahaki ... pata hai
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                                      Roshni
                                      Oct 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm
                                      Only pro s to watch these filthy guys who live here and praise porkis.lt;br/gt;If this guy has any guts.... support one law one nation... but no.... he sees problems in hinduism only.... no respect
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                                        sambath
                                        Oct 20, 2016 at 12:31 pm
                                        I won't either
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                                          Shashank Aggarwal
                                          Oct 20, 2016 at 4:11 pm
                                          Thanks for such a long post on Dangal. I also write but a very short one :
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                                            aamir
                                            Nov 4, 2016 at 11:23 pm
                                            very great aamir films "dangal" I like aamir khan lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;my name is Gokhanlt;br/gt; my site
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