Dangal starred by Aamir Khan is block buster and it is inspired by real life story too.
Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Girish Kulkarni, Aparshakti Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Story is set in the early 1980s, wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who is a former national champion is waiting for a male child to train as a wrestler. But he gets all four daughters and no son. Now a government servant, Phogat, missed his ambition due to his family pressure to take up job instead of wrestling. So packs up his medal display at home and forgets his unfulfilled desires.
One day accidentally he finds out that his daughters had a fight with a boy and mashed him up. He gets a spark of a wrestler there. He tells his wife to give him one year to train them into wrestling. No support from his villagers as he trains girls, he moves on.
Story goes on where Geeta the eldest of daughter fight every boy in Dnagal and reach till the National Sports Academy of India. Life is for those who stand for their dreams, if your parents support you, you are really lucky, the movie reminds.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games are years away. Geeta Pogat (Zaira Wasim, Fatima Sana Shaikh) comes on vacation to Balali, her village in Haryana, after months of preparation at the National Sports Academy in Patiala. She is more confident, but less focussed, better skilled and feels her father’s techniques are weak. She fights her father, defeats him and tells her sister that her techniques at the academy are best. Leaves house in an agitated mood, hurting her father. She fails in every fight, though she was the medal hope.
Later ice melts, father and sister encourages her. She goes on to win the gold at Commonwealth games in 2010, beating the opponent miraculously.
Lessons: Stand up for your life, even if you are alone. Your family is your strength in every turn in your life. Hold on to the roots, focus and fight, never lose sight of your long term goals. Victory is for those who never deviate from the disciplined path but fights on. Obstacles are the incidents when you take your eyes off the goal.
Aamir tells his daughters while pushing into a pond to swim and manage to come off without his help during training, “your father may not be there with you always to encourage, you will have to find out how to manage the situation by yourself”. She remembers that during her finals, when Aamir was locked up in a room, unable to be present at the final match. She chokes out her strategy, fights to win. So is life, never expect fair treatment from life. Defeats are never final for those who fight on.