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Dangal trailer: Sweat, blood, tears and patriotism in this Aamir Khan wrestling drama

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:46 IST

The theatrical trailer of Aamir Khan's much-anticipated film, Dangal directed by Nitesh Tiwari was unveiled on 20 October. The 3 minute, 25 second-trailer focuses on the emotional aspect of the Phogat family's struggle to bag acclaim in the international wrestling arena.

The trailer manages to set the tone of the film, an earthy, wrestling drama about an underdog family set in rural Haryana. Since the story of the Phogat family is well-known, the trailer does not spring any surprises. However, it manages to pique interest and build anticipation.

Over the last few months, Aamir Khan made headlines for his physical transformation for the role of Mahavir Phogat. His work appears to have paid off as he looks convincing as the fiercely-ambitious Haryanvi wrestler and Olympics coach. The characters appear to be well cast, and all the actors appear to have gotten the Haryanvi accent spot on. The cinematography and the goosebump-inducing background score add to appeal of the trailer.

Watch the simple yet effective trailer of Dangal here:

Dangal is a biopic on Mahavir Phogat, the patriarch of India's most decorated wrestling family. His daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat, have won India recognition in the field of women's wrestling.

The film, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, hits the big screen on 23 December 2016. Are you excited?

First published: 20 October 2016, 11:21 IST
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.