Dangal passes Rs 2,000 Crore and makes World Cinema History

Aamir Khan’s powerful Dangal has reached past Rs 2,000 crore, making history in world cinema. It has become the first Indian film to reach this figure.

Dangal passes Rs 2,000 Crore and makes World Cinema History

With creating such a captivating, emotional story, the film has gripped the hearts of a global audience.

2016 film Dangal has reached a historic milestone in world cinema. On 26th June 2017, it surpassed the Rs 2,000 crore (approx. £243 million) landmark.

It marks as the first Indian film to reach such a magnificent figure ever. This comes after the movie picked up an extra Rs 2.5 crore (approx. £304,300) across Chinese cinemas.

But alongside this staggering figure, Dangal has achieved many other milestones. It also becomes the fifth highest-grossing non-English film ever and the highest-grossing live action sports film in 2017.

In terms of Chinese cinema, Dangal hails as the biggest non-Hollywood import to grace the country.

By accomplishing so many historic achievements, it means Indian cinema has elevated to a new international platform.

With creating such a captivating, emotional story, the film has gripped the hearts of a global audience.

The film, released in December 2016, starred Aamir Khan as the lead character, Mahavir Singh Phogat. Following the true story of an ex-wrestler, it explores how Mahavir trains his two daughters, Geeta and Babita, to follow in his footsteps.

Created by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal became an instant hit with its heartfelt story of a bond between a father and his daughters. But it also made bold moves in raising questions over Indian women’s place in society and sport.

Watch the Dangal trailer here:

With an inspiring message of pursuing your dreams and fighting the odds, no wonder Dangal has also appealed extremely well to international fans.

While it receives global success, it’s not the only Indian film to show off what the country’s cinema can achieve.

Ambitious fantasy-action film Baahubali: The Conclusion marks as the most expensive Indian film to date.

But it has blown audiences away with its thrilling story and breaks Western connotations of what Indian cinema can achieve.

Also, upcoming film Robot 2.0 has recently reached an unbelievable budget of Rs 400 crore (approx. £4.9 million). One of the most expensive budgets for an Indian film.

It seems then that 2017 could mark an important year for Indian filmmaking. One which could show that it’s not just Hollywood who can create successful, big-budget productions.

Sarah is an English and Creative Writing graduate who loves video games, books and looking after her mischievous cat Prince. Her motto follows House Lannister's "Hear Me Roar".

Images courtesy of UTV Motion Pictures and Dangal Official Facebook.



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