Dangal is an Indian biographical sports drama film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. This hearty movie contains various affections between husband and wife, father and daughter, sisters but also the local customs of Indian impoverish town. Meanwhile it also reveals the stiff bureaucracy of the government, the protection of Indian women’s right and other social issues etc., by using wrestling to connect the plots together. The two-hour movie does not have any awkward silence and make me exultant!
It is said that the male actor Admir Khan (who is renowned for comedy-drama“3 Idiots”) had sacrificed a lot when he played this role, he gained 28 pounds and a big belly as purpose to play from youth to adult! This movie is adapted from a real-life story, it is about the male protagonist Mahavir is a former national championed wrestler who strongly desires to fight for glory to his country. Sadly, the country does not provide any sport support program for athletes, Mahavir is forced to give up his dream in order to have gainful employment. Originally this ideal man hopes he will have a son to finish his dream by winning a gold medal for India. Disappointed upon having four daughters consecutively, he gives up the hope. But when his discovers older daughters Geeta and Babita inherit his wrestling DNA, he realises their potential to become wrestlers and begins coaching them strictly. Both daughters do not understand their father’s intention at the beginning, they blame Mahavir ruins their happiness of childhood, besides, the residents of the town always depreciate girls and women, their short haircut and short pants is being mocked all the time. That part shows the psychological process of two daughters — from opposes to accept their father’s intention, and notices the vicissitudes of life of Indian poor countryside in India. Very impressive!
When the oldest daughter Geeta enters to the national team, her contradiction with father was shot touchingly, and the tension between the daughter and father was very dramatic. Even though I am not familiar with wrestling, I feel very excited for the final international competitions. This movie does not involve many movie techniques, but the straight-forward story telling is very impressive. Thanks to the directors’ wonderful storytelling, this movie is worth to watch!
這套『《打死不離3父女》』(Dangal) 是廸士尼製作的印度電影，它內容甚 為豐富，包含了夫妻、父女、姊妹 之間的親情，還有印度貧窮小鎮的 風土人情，當中揭露政府的官僚刻 板、亦有維護印度女子權益的社會 問題等等，所有這些都用摔跤這運 動聯系起來，片長兩個多小時，可 說全無冷場，看得我眉飛色舞!
男主角阿米爾 ‧ 汗(Aamir Khan) 之前拍過在香港甚受歡迎的《作死 不離三兄弟》(3 Idiots)，今次他由 青年演到老年，據說他為這角色增 肥 28 磅為了造出一個大肚腩，犧牲不少!這片改編自真人真事，故事 說男主角年青時是摔跤全國冠軍， 一心要為國家爭取榮耀，但由于國 家沒有支持運動員的計劃，為了養 妻活兒，被迫放棄理想，終日為口 奔馳，本來希望太太生一個兒子由 他栽培成摔跤手來完成自己心願， 無奈太太連生四個女兒，以為心願 難了，卻無意中發現兩個女兒有摔 跤基因，於是每天進行地獄式訓練， 兩個女兒最初不明白老父用心，埋 怨父親令她們喪失童年成長的樂趣， 加上印度小鎮同鄉向來貶低女性地 位，見她們剪短髮、穿短褲，經常 以她們作笑柄，這段戲一邊講兩女 兒由抗拒到接受，另外藉此看盡印度窮鄉僻壤的人生百態，非洲好看！
後來大女兒進國家隊，與老父漸生矛盾也拍得自然而感人，女兒與老父的對決劇力十足，最後的幾場國 際賽事，令我這些不大懂摔跤運動 的也看得肉緊非常，這片沒有太多電影技法，雖是平舖直敍，但戲 味央然，導演的說故事技巧很高， 值得捧場!