Anil Kapoor tweeted about how watching Dangal had been a very personal experience for him. He also praised the film's 51-year-old star's absolute commitment to the role:
#Dangal was an emotional experience for me. Even today, a father's struggle with society & self for his daughters is very real...? Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) December 21, 2016
Arjun Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan and Tusshar Kapoor tweeted their praise of the film:
Dangal is such a beautiful film. Spellbound!! Well done @aamir_khan Nitish and the entire team.? Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) December 21, 2016
Speechless! Infact, at a loss of words to describe how well this film surpasses the expectations that come with an Aamir Khan film! #Dangal? Tusshar (@TusshKapoor) December 20, 2016
Beautifully emotional, realistic & oh so suspenseful, a feat rarely achieved by a sports film of human spirit! Epic! #Dangal? Tusshar (@TusshKapoor) December 20, 2016
An Aamir Khan film is always an event. Dangal, in which the actor plays Mahavir Phogat as a young man as well as a middle-aged father, will open amid sky-high expectations. Aamir's last film was 2014's PK, currently Bollywood's biggest earner with over Rs 700 crore worldwide. Aamir and Dangal will be expected to deliver either record-breaking box office or five star reviews, preferably both.
Aamir Khan, well-known for his attention to detail and single-minded focus on the characters he plays, trained in wrestling and also worked with a dialect coach to master the Haryanvi accent for Dangal. The demands made of him physically have been well documented and marveled at - he gained over 25 kilos to film his scenes as the older Mahavir Phogat, then worked out intensively for five months to lose the extra poundage and chisel his body to look the part of the young wrestler.
Dangal is directed by Nitesh Tiwari and co-stars Sakshi Tanwar as Mahavir Phogat's wife Daya Kaur. It releases this Friday.