Dangal. (Wrestling Competition)

I spent forty minutes, commuting up and down to the cinema theater, another thirty minutes, parking, walking up to the multiplex in the mall, twenty minutes of advertisement films and finally two hours and forty minutes watching the story being told.

At the end of it all, as I reflect on the experience, I must confess to the effort being worth every minute of it.

All my friends who have seen Dangal liked it and wanted me to see it. I am now in total agreement with them.

Dangal tells a story that needed to be told in so many words. It is all about a father from a region notorious for female foeticide bringing up his daughters to be wrestlers in a society that ridicules him in the beginning but applauds him when his daughters start to win tournaments.

The story, based on a real life family shown on the left, forges two streams, one, that girl children given the appropriate backing can excel and two jingoistic obsession of the father to get an international gold medal through his offspring because he could not.

Great acting, action, direction, cinematography and apt music, makes it a worthwhile experience. It was released last Friday, and is still breaking records for collections.

If you have not seen it yet, do please see it. You will not regret it.