Throwback Thursday: When B-Townies Showered Aamir Khan Starrer Dangal With Immense Love
Back in 2016, Aamir Khan starrer Dangal created a massive buzz while emerging as a big hit at the box office. Also, the film fraternity was left stunned by the volume of this impressive biographical drama.
Over the last decade, Bollywood tried its hands in the arena of biographical films. While many films had the cliched touch of typical masala cinema, a few others were more than impressive. Doing justice to the real-life stories of inspiring personalities, the latter ones scored big at the box office as well as gained critical acclaim. And one such film was Aamir Khan starrer ‘Dangal’. This wrestling biopic was loosely based on the Phogat family of Haryana.
Upon its release, Dangal created a massive buzz while emerging as a big hit at the box office. Fans and critics showered each and every aspect of the film with immense love. However, the major highlight was B-town’s reaction to Nitesh Tiwari’s ambitious project. The film fraternity was left stunned by the volume of this impressive biographical drama. So, today as a throwback Thursday ride, we take you back to the time when our Bollywood celebs were left spellbound watching Dangal.
Getting out of the screening hall, superstar Salman Khan was among the first ones who showered Dangal with love. The actor was highly impressed by every factor of the film. In an interaction with the press, Salman shared how the story, cast, supporting actors, art direction, etc were all “perfectly put up” in the film. Furthermore, he also made an interesting statement citing Dangal as Aamir’s best work “beating Lagaan”.
Also, Kangana Ranaut was spotted attending the film screening. After watching Dangal, she shared her experience with the media. Kangana went on to praise the team of Dangal for their intense efforts. She also appreciated the dedication of child actors who played a pivotal part in the film. Later on, Saif Ali Khan was seen urging the audience to watch the film. The actor praised Aamir’s “choice” and named Dangal as one of the best films of recent times.
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani was also seen at the screening. “This is my second-viewing of Dangal. Earlier, Aamir had shown me the film and I was highly impressed. So, I joined in again,” he was quoted saying.
Released in 2016, the film Dangal not only scored high at the Indian box office but also was a major hit in China.
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