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Mistakes in Dangal Movie : 6 Factual Mistakes done in Aamir Khan’s Movie

Mistakes in Dangal Movie

  • Superstar Aamir Khan’s latest release “Dangal”, tells the remarkable story of an ace wrestler, Mahavir Singh Phogat, who fought against all odds to mould his daughters into wrestling champions.
  • However, while the core of the movie’s story holds true to the real life events of Mahavir Singh Phogat, director Nitesh Tiwari allowed himself a few cinematic liberties.
  • Here are a few facts shown in “Dangal” that differ from what happened in the real life of the Phogats.


1 – Geeta Phogat’s short hair during COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010 

  • In the film during commonwealth games 2010 Geeta ( Fatima Sana Shaikh) was seen in short hair.
  • In realty she was not in short hair during final match of CWG 2010.
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2 – Was Mahavir Singh Phogat really disappointed at getting daughters? 

  • In the movie, Mahavir Singh Phogat desperately wants a boy child but get disappointed when his wife Daya Kaur gave birth to girl.
  • He and his wife try four times to give birth to a boy, but instead give birth to four girls.
  • In Mahavir Singh Phogat’s biography, ‘Akhada’ it is said that in reality, it was the girls’ mother who was quite disappointed as she was the one who wished for a boy.
  • It was not Mahavir but his wife, Daya Kaur, who was hoping that their first child would be a boy.
  • Her disappointment showed clearly on her face.
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3 – Did Geeta not Win a Single Tournament Before the Commonwealth Games?

  • In the movie, Geeta Phogat doesn’t win a single tournament before the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
  • She also receives a lot of flak from the coach in the movie for not excelling on the international stage.
  • In reality, Geeta had earlier won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in 2009,
  • where she competed in the 55 kg freestyle wrestling category.

4 – The scores with which she won the match are completely different to what it has been shown in the movie.

  •  In the movie, Geeta Phogat struggles to win the gold medal match in the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
  • In the movie, the match was more dramatized in order to build up audience interest where she won the match with 3-0, 4-6 and 6-5 points.
  • However, in reality, Geeta Phogat completely dominated her opponent and won the match in just two rounds, unlike the one shown in the movie that went on to three rounds. Her score was 1-0, 7-0.
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Mistakes in Dangal Movie

5 – Was there really a villainous coach as portrayed in the film?

  • In the film coach Pramod Kadam at the National Sports Academy (played by Girish Kulkarni), demands that Geeta disavow her previous training. In the movie his character is shown as villainous.
  • But in reality it was nothing of the sort happened. 
  • In reality, this character is fictional and there is no such villainous coach in the life of Geeta Phogat or any of her sisters.
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6 – Was Mahavir Phogat locked up during Geeta’s Commonwealth Games final match?

  • In the movie, Mahavir Phogat is taken to a room and locked up by a person sent by the Indian wrestling team coach just before the gold medal match. As a result, he misses the entire final.
  • In reality, Mahavir Singh Phogat was in the stands during Geeta’s match and saw his daughter win the Commonwealth Games gold medal.


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