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Will Aamir Khan's Dangal outdo Salman Khan's Sultan to be biggest hit of 2016?

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:45 IST

The theatrical trailer of Aamir Khan's Dangal has been making waves all across the country. Being an Aamir Khan film, the movie not just carries the baggage of expectations in terms of Box-Office collections but also content.

While the trailer has definitely struck the right note, the commercial elements seem to be missing from the film. While the trailer suggests a no-nonsense biopic from Mr Perfectionist, the question that arises here is 'Will it suffice the need of pan-India audiences?'

As against Sultan which had ingredients of commercial Indian cinema -- be it dance, dialogues, action or even romance, in right proportions thus appealing to a wider section of audience, Dangal seems to be lagging behind in this aspect.

But well, neither was PK a conventional commercial Bollywood flick and it stayed away from all commercial trappings which are essential to be a blockbuster. Aamir Khan has surprised us in the past by delivering all time highest grossers on the strength of strong content collaborating with his stardom.

The first target for Dangal would be to breach past Sultan's collection of Rs 301 crore and emerge the biggest blockbuster of year. After Sultan, the Aamir Khan film will be looking to surpass the collections of Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 316 crore) and PK (Rs 340 crore) to emerge the biggest hit of all time.

It would be interesting to see if he delivers again. What do you think? Will Dangal be the highest grosser of 2016?

First published: 3 November 2016, 3:45 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.