Aamir Khan’s latest release Dangal opened with great reviews. The film has been loved by the masses and people across the country are going gaga over it. Dangal calls itself the biopic of two of India’s top wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat and the story revolved around the life of their father as well.
While the first half of the film is, definitely, beautiful and factually right but we cannot say the same for the second half of the film. And there are reasons why we are saying this:
Someone locks Mahavir Singh Phogat inside a room at the venue of the final match of her daughter. As a result, he is deprived of watching the final game. This is complete untrue as no such incident ever happened.
Geeta’s father was not locked in a room as shown in the film
In order to dramatize the final game of the wrestling match in CWG 2010 in the film, the director has chosen to show the fight as a tough competition between the two athletes. The scoreline in the film reads – 5-1, 4-6, 6-5, which is untrue. In reality, Geeta had one the match convincingly (1-0, 7-0).
Geeta’s final match score-line in CWG 2010 shown in the film is wrong
In the film it is shown that Geeta Phogat had not won any medal on an international level before the 2010 Commonwealth Games. This is not true. Geeta had won a Gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships a year before the 2010 Games.
Geeta had won a gold medal before the Commonwealth one
PR Sondhi, Geeta Phogat’s coach during CWG in 2010 said that his portrayal in the film is completely wrong. He also said that Mahavir Singh Phogat never tried to interfere in his coaching as shown in the film.
Real coach of Geeta portrayed in a wrong manner