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- Mandar Joshi
I really think biopic works, with past mega hits including MS dhoni -The untold Story, Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag doing whopping business at box-office. Aamir Khan the perfectionist dons the hat of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, the actor should be complimented for experimenting with his roles, unlike his contemporaries who prefer to play safe. Sakshi as his wife is effective. The debutants Fatima and Sanya are easily this year’s best finds.
What works wonderfully here is the writing. Director Nitesh Tiwari has done a commendable job. It is to the film’s credit that though Geeta and Babita’s wins are documented, it still manages to engage the viewer with the wrestling tournaments and bring patriotic emotions to the fore.
Music director Pritam and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya with Daler Mehndi’s title track pumping up the adrenaline made a roar on the Bollywood chart. Haanikarak Bapu and the Dhakaad number, are in perfect tandem with the narrative.