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            Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.


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            Credited cast:
            Aamir Khan ... Mahavir Singh Phogat
            Fatima Sana Shaikh ... Geeta Phogat
            Sanya Malhotra ... Babita Kumari
            Sakshi Tanwar ... Daya Kaur
            Aparshakti Khurana ... Omkar
            Zaira Wasim ... Young Geeta
            Suhani Bhatnagar ... Young Babita
            Ritvik Sahore ... Young Omkar (as Ritwik Sahore)
            Girish Kulkarni ... Coach Pramod Kadam
            Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
            Ravi Aneja Ravi Aneja ... Referee
            Anurag Arora Anurag Arora ... Mahavir's Brother
            Mahesh Balraj ... Organiser
            Vivan Bhatena ... Harkinder
            Anmol Charan Anmol Charan ... Little Omkar
            Karamveer Choudhary Karamveer Choudhary ... Father of Mahaveer Singh Fogat (as Karmveer Choudhary)


            Biopic of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat was India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg). Written by Dibyayan_Chakravorty

            Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


            You think our girls are any lesser than boys?


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            Hindi | Tamil | Telugu

            Release Date:

            5 May 2017 (China) See more »

            Also Known As:

            Shuai jiao ba! Ba ba See more »

            Filming Locations:

            Ludhiana, Punjab, India See more »


            Box Office


            INR700,000,000 (estimated)

            Opening Weekend USA:

            $3,248,481, 25 December 2016

            Gross USA:


            Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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            Technical Specs


            | (Mainland China Cut Version)

            Sound Mix:

            Dolby Atmos



            Aspect Ratio:

            2.35 : 1
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            Did You Know?


            Divya Rao, a member of Disney's creative team, read a newspaper article about Mahavir Singh Phogat in 2012 and thought this would make for a great film, and spoke about this to Siddharth Roy Kapur and other Disney personnel. See more »


            In the beginning of the movie, there is a wrestling match between Aamir Khan and Vivan Bhatena in the office. When Vivan gets defeated, then he says to Aamir Khan that "you are good because you have defeated a state level champion". To that Aamir Khan replies that "dont feel bad as you are been defeated by a national level champion". Its quite surprising that how come a state level player cannot identify a national level player especially when both belong to Haryana as apparent by their accent. See more »


            Mahavir Singh Phogat: You have to fight in a way that people will remember you. If you win silver, sooner or later, you will be forgotten. If you win gold, you will be an example, And examples are given, child... not forgotten. See those girls? If you win tomorrow, you will not win alone. Millions of girls like them will win along with you. It will be a victory for every girl who is considered inferior to boys; who is forced into household chores, who is married off to just raise children. Tomorrow's match is the ...
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            Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
            Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
            Performed by: Raftaar
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            Ultimate triumph
            22 December 2016 | by dineshprakashSee all my reviews

            Director Mr. Nitesh Tiwari work is so brilliant that after few minutes, you just forget that you are watching film. You simply start witnessing the journey of Phogat's family. Makers are so confident that they have even given credit for story idea to Divya Rao, which reflects their honesty. She is not in writing team but gets her due credit. There are four writers, Director himself, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain and Nikhil Mehrotra and their work is fantastic. Screenplay is seamless and very balanced with much needed freshness. Film starts with glimpse of Mahavir Singh Phogat's passion for wrestling, while watching and challenging another district level arrogant winner, while commentary comes over on them which is fresh. When that person gets defeated he says 'Tumne district level pehlawan ko haraya hai' Then Mahavir Singh replies ' Tension mat le, tum national level champion se hare ho'. Words may be a bit different but meaning was same. Which gives strong idea that what level of dialogues you are going to listen and they have maintained the graph. Dialogues just nourish your senses, inducing correct emotions. A simple scene where protagonist massages feet of his sleeping daughter, clearly reflects that he is just not a ruthless coach but a caring father too. Girls curse their father in front of their friend who is getting married, then that girl emotional words about her feeling towards their caring father is very cute, emotional and enough to make girls realize that what they are taking for granted. Best part of this film is it's continues ascending graph in every aspect. First half is cute, funny with subtle dose of emotions. Second half takes this graph to the horizon. Full of emotions, either it is of defeat, victory or relations. Another major plus point is the way they have shown wrestling. I dint know a bit of it but I enjoyed all wrestling matches like it was my favorite game and that is major chunk of film. Hats off to the team behind wresting choreography .Though you have basic idea of film happenings but still they kept you engrossed by presentation. Climax comes with a very strong message that one can train you but only you have to implement the techniques, which makes you true winner and enriches self confident. Performance makes you thunderstruck. Words can not justify or compliment, Amir Khan's performance as Mahavir Singh Phogat. Zaira Waseem as younger Geeta is brilliant. She is so good that when Fatima Sana Sheikh takes over as grown up Geeta, you miss younger one but soon Fatima proves that she has taken the graph far ahead. Same happens with younger Babita played by Suhani Bhatnagar and grown up by Sanya Malhotra. Skashi Tanwar as wife of Mahavir Singh is very good. Girish Kulkarni , who had played coach is superb, you do hate his character but love his performance. Actor, who played younger cousin of Geeta and even grown up one, both actors are cute and endearing. Kudos to casting director Mukesh Chhabra and team. Music by Pritam and lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya, are integral part of this film. Without any formulated track you just enjoy every song and your eyes get mois in one too.

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