Dangal: more than mere sport

It is the year of the sports film, Disney has another winner after Queen of Katwe in Dangal. A technically efficient film, is a study in to patriarchy and poor sports administration more than the wrestling sequences. The underdog comeback narrative stays on course as in Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe, or in the Malaysian Soccer Film Ola Bola. Geeta and Babita inspired Sakshi,are true trailblazers. Aamir Khan stays on his ‘intolerant’ ways challenging cinema, bringing an international film to our screens. Two years of work, is reflected on every sequence in the film. Aamir Khan digs in as the middle aged Mahavir Phogat, and lends a character which makes him the spine of the film. The sport sequences feel like live sport, and not filmy. Must watch, Sultan is a pale shadow in front of this film.

 


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