MUMBAI: Bollywood’s super star’s blockbuster movie, Dangal has
shot to the pinnacle as it was named as the highest grossing Indian movie of all time.
The super hit movie has netted 3.45 billion rupees (US$50.59 million) at
the domestic box office in the three weeks since its release.
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the based-on-a-true-story movie tracks the
journey of a former Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, played by Khan,
who trains his daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat, and turns them into champion
wrestlers for the country. The film has been acknowledged as a sports drama but
also serves as a feminist statement.
Aamir Khan has proven that he is his only competition in Indian cinema by
smashing his very own prior top-grosser movie, PK, which racked up a total of 3.40 billion rupees.
Dangal has managed to beat Sultan, another wrestling drama released in July
last year that accumulated 3.15 billion rupees and placed itself third in the all-time grossing list.