Can Dangal be a new phenomenon for filmmakers? As a film, Aamir Khan’s Dangal was not entirely a new concept for a Hindi film. We have had enough sports and biopic films in the past 10 years. Its biggest challenge was comparisons with another wrestling drama Sultan released just a few months back. Yet, within two days of release, the film is getting unprecedented love from the audience. It’s visible in box office numbers, social media comments and packed theatres.
Aamir Khan film has collected Rs 64.60 crore in two days. It has already crossed the lifetime collection of films including Befikre (Rs. 59.30 crore), Force 2 ( Rs 35.72 crore), Kahaani 2 (Rs 30.56 crore) and Wajah Tum Ho (Rs 10.29 crore). All these films have been released in the past two months. With a first day collection of Rs 29.78 crore, Dangal also has the second highest opening day collection of this year after Sultan.
Dangal also became the first Hindi film ever to have got the highest opening in Australia. Trade Analyst Komal Nahata shared, “Dangal opened to packed houses in Australia (USD 181K), making it the highest opening for any Hindi film ever in Australia.” Dangal has so far collected Rs 2.55 crore and Rs 4.41 crore in Australia and UK & Ireland respectively. The film has collected Rs 28.49 crore from overseas market.
A first-time collaboration between director Nitesh Tiwari and Aamir Khan, Dangal is inspired by the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his struggle to make his daughters wrestling champions. The film is co-written by Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain and Nikhil Meharotra. Nitesh Tiwari has earlier directed small films including Chillar Party and Bhoothnath Returns. Dangal is mostly shot in Ludhiana, Delhi and Pune.
Courtesy: Indian Express