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Indian Cultural Centre to screen ‘Dangal’ on 11 April


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Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be screening Hindi Feature Film ‘Dangal’ (with English subtitles) at 3 p.m. on Wednesday 11 April at Indian Cultural Centre auditorium located at 16/2, Gregory’s Road, and Colombo 07.

Dangal is a 2016 Indian Biographical Hindi Film depicting Phogat family, telling the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler, who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become India’s first world-class female wrestlers. The film was directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Aamir Khan, under his studio Aamir Khan Productions with UTV Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures India. Aamir Khan stars as Mahavir Singh Phogat, while Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra portray the adult versions of the two Phogat sisters.

The film was a record-breaking commercial success and won several national and international awards. At the 62nd Filmfare Awards, Dangal won four awards, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Action and at the 64th National Film Awards, Wasim won Best Supporting Actress. Dangal also won the inaugural Best Asian Film award at Australia’s 7th AACTA Awards as well as 2017’s Best Foreign Film and Top Foreign Actor (for Aamir Khan) at China’s Douban Film Awards. It was also nominated in the Asian Brilliant Stars category at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.


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