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Release Date 23 December, 2016
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Budget ₹90 crores
Box Office India ₹370 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹2001 crores
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Dangal is based on real life of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters’ struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games while combating societal oppression. MS Phogat taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat and made them champions and role models to a lot of girls.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹29.78 crores
Saturday₹34.82 crores
Sunday₹42.35 crores
First Weekend₹106.95 crores
Monday₹25.69 crores
Tuesday₹23.09 crores
First Week₹197 crores
Second Weekend₹73 crores
Second Week₹114.61 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹370 crores
Worldwide Gross₹2001 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹632.7 (
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True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹3421.71 (
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Movie Reception

Dangal is one of the highest grosser film Indian film industry. It opened with the second highest non-holiday opening day collection of that time and easily earned over Rs. 100 crores in the theatres. In the second week also, it didn't show any sign of falling down at the box office and also grossed over Rs. 100 crores.

The strong content of the film managed to appeal on a large scale with the overseas audience and it received a humongous response from all over the world. It also set the record to become the highest grossing Hindi film of all time. Dangal's worldwide collection exceeds Rs. 500 crores and became the highest earner in the international market.

On its release in China, the film's worldwide collection crossed Rs. 2000 crores and it is the highest worldwide Indian grosser of all time.

Full Cast & Characters

Aamir KhanMahavir Singh Phogat
Sakshi TanwarMahavir's wife
Fatima Sana ShaikhGeeta Phogat
Zaira WasimYoung Geeta Phogat
Sanya MalhotraBabita Kumari
Suhani BhatnagarYoung Babita Kumari
Aparshakti KhuranaOmkar
Ritwik SahoreYoung Omkar
Girish KulkarniCoach Pramod Kadam
Vivan BhatenaMahavir's colleague
Anurag AroraMahavir's Brother
Badrul IslamOwner of meat shop
Meenu PrajapatiGeeta's friend at the National Sports Academy
Shishir SharmaHead of Department of the National Sports Academy

Fun Facts & Triva

  • The movie is based on the real life of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trained 6 girls for the dangals. All those girls won medals at some point in their lives.
  • Amir Khan had to gain 28 kgs for the initial shoot of the film.
  • Post that, he lost 25kgs in 20 weeks to show the younger character of Mahavir Singh Phogat.
  • Approximately 3000 interviews were taken to cast the 2 daughters of Mahavir Phogat.
  • Dangal became the highest-earning non-Hollywood in China.
  • Sakshi Tanwar mistook the call for role in the film as a prank until she met the director and Amir Khan.
  • To promote "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" campaign, the movie was made tax free in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Uttarakhand.
  • The 4 girls in the movie went through the training session in a camp set up for wrestling. It went on for about 6-7 months.
  • Fatima Sana Sheikh is the same actress who played the role of Kamal Hassan and Tabu's daughter in "Chachi 420".
  • The first trailer of the movie witnessed the reach of over 4.5 million within a short time span of 15 hours.
  • Mallika Sherawat also auditioned for the film, but was rejected by the filmmakers.
  • Sakshi Tanwar was recommended by Amir Khan's mother.
  • The movie was shot in Ludhiana's village.
  • The actresses in the movie actually cut their hair to portray their characters more realistically.
  • After being released in China, Dangal surpassed Bahubali 2 in its worldwide collections with the total collection of around 2000 Crores.

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