Dangal (film) Real-life wrestler, Mahavir Singh Phogat, and his two wrestler daughters struggle to win at the Commonwealth Games despite social pressures. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari. Released Dec. 21, 2016, in the U.S. before a Dec. 23 release in India, in Hindi. Stars Aamir Khan (Mahavir Singh Phogat), Sakshi Tanwar (Daya Kaur), Fatima Sana Shaikh (Geeta Phogat), Sanya Malhotra (Babita Kumari), Aparshakti Khurana (Omkar). 161 min. From Disney India, produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Walt Disney Pictures. The film was tremendously successful, becoming Disney’s fourth biggest worldwide hit and the top grossing film in the history of Indian cinema.