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Why has “Dangal” become the highest grossing Hindi film?

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There are many Hindi films before us from the beginning cinema world to the current cinema industry but none could succeed to create history as Dangal did. Dangal’s incredible success surprised the entire Bollywood, even the entire film crew did not expect such a huge success.

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This film opened the eyes of all the filmmakers and proved that one could make very successful films without vulgarity and violence. The success of the film does not depend on obscenity and violence but on its story, acting, good direction, time frame, and reality. The more real the story, the more chances it will succeed. These are the reasons that allow Dangal to create history.

Although Aamir Khan gave many super hit films, Dangal is the most different among them all. It is a biopic of Mahavir Singh Phogat revolves around Mahavir’s daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. The acting by the actors in this film is beyond praise. They were well directed by the director that is one of the most crucial factors of its success.

As we are focusing on the factors of its success, we should explain more factors.

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Okay, let’s take a look at the factors below.

Factors that made “Dangal” as the highest grossing Hindi Film

The factors are given below with more details. You should read these factors to understand about its massive success.

1. The Engaging, interesting and well-told story

You might be heard saying someone “content is the king” that means the more the story unique and interesting, the more chances it will succeed. The story of any film is directly proportional to its success. In fact, it is the most crucial factor of any movie’s success.

For the context of Dangal, it is a very engaging, interesting, and well-told story that shows an amateur wrestler, Mahavir Singh Phogat who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become India’s first world-class female wrestlers.

He is taunted by society but he does not give up and in the end, his goal is achieved as his daughter becomes the first Indian female wrestler to win gold at the Games.

2. The best casting

The second factor about its success is its casting selection. The director, Nitesh Tiwari selected the casting of stars very wisely. He cast Aamir Khan as protagonist of the film and Sakshi Tanwar as Daya Shobha Kaur, Mahavir’s wife, Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat, Zaira Wasim as Young Geeta Phogat, Sanya Malhotra as Babita Kumari, Suhani Bhatnagar as Young Babita Kumari that are very fit to their roles.

3. The excellent Acting

All the actors were very serious about their acting for this film. They tried to performed better than they could. Every scene is excellent in itself. The background, timing, dialogues, songs are all performed perfectly. These are the core factors of its widespread success.

From a small village to Commonwealth Games, all the scenes are corelating to each other. That make it more interesting.

4. Empowering the Women

This film is one of the best examples to educate people for empowering the women. Even today, women have got rights only on papers not in practical. If they want to do something different, the entire society makes fun of them, taunts them. Therefore, majority of females give up their aim after losing their courage of facing them.

This film perfectly illustrates all those situations that almost every middle-class family’s female has to face.

5. Smart marketing

The last but most important factor is its smart marketing. Dangal was released on 21 December 2016 in United States and on 23 December 2016 worldwide. The film team marketed it very uniquely. They declared it tax-free in six Indian states to promote Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao social campaign. That gives the film very positive response.

The film theatrically released on 5 May 2017 in China. It soon became the most watched Hindi film in China and created the history in Bollywood industry.


Dangal is the highest grossing Hindi film till now. Even all Dangal’s team didn’t expect such this huge success. It collected ₹2024 crore worldwide. The film collected ₹1400 crore only from China. In India, it could succeed to collect ₹538 crore and ₹85 crore from United States and Canada.

Dangal won many awards such as Filmfare Awards, Mirchi Music Awards, News 18 Movies Awards, Zee Cine Awards, National Film Awards, Star Screen Awards, and many more.

If you want to know more about its success, you should watch this movie. It will answer all your questions.

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