New Delhi, Dec 23: If a Bollywood movie has Aamir Khan, oh man, it has to be good, we all know that. After Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots, Taare Zameen Par, don’t we just know that he is one of the actors who hits on the subject and in the process, does walk us through the various issues lying in the Indian society?Also Read - 5 reasons why Salman Khan's Sultan might just set China Box Office on fire

Now Dangal, perhaps the movie we all had been waiting for after Salman Khan’s Sultan released in July, 2016. Another love story, literally! To my surprise, Sultan did manage to fetch Rs 5.84 billion on Box office! Like, really? Why isn’t the Indian society tired of watching love stories? Why do people keep investing on movies that give them nothing more than stories of two people who either end up together or don’t? What’s wrong with us? That’s one question that has intrigued me lately. Also Read - Salman Khan's Race 3 Defeats Aamir Khan's Dangal As The Satellite Rights Get Sold For Rs 130 Crore

Enough of Sultan roasting, let’s come back to Dangal which I heard is a film that touches heart. Sitting at my desk and wondering why this isn’t igniting flames of anger, I cannot be more pissed. Also Read - Aamir Khan will not release Dangal in Pakistan and the reason will make you proud!

“What I couldn’t do, our SON will.”

This line in the trailer is getting to my head since the time I watched it. Although the movie goes on to prove the point ‘Mhaari choriyaan chhoro se kamm hain ke?’, I believe, the movie does somewhere reflect the Indian psyche on boys are better than girls because in the end, it has “always” been ‘Mera beta hi mera sapna poora karega!’ And the fact that the tagline is ‘Mhaari choriyaan chhoro se kamm hain ke?’, doesn’t it itself tell you that we are stuck on debating over the stupid question of who is better!

Why on Earth are we still talking about it? I will tell you why. Because we haven’t progressed in terms of women are equal to men.

Aamir Khan is aware of the deep-seated patriarchal mindset of the society and he is intelligent enough to make a movie on this.

The realisation of how Aamir Khan had the need to take the ‘Boys VS Girls’ subject for the movie’s subject because he knew that this is one subject that no matter what, will always work in India. Run movies on such subjects in international cinemas and you will know how backward India still is because the countries like America, Australia, and Canada are long OVER IT and are much ahead of us.

Why are we still on “Girls Can Do Anything Boys Can Do”? Are we not? Yes! The point that we are still having this conversation proves that we have lost it, that we haven’t progressed a bit.

The movie might prove to be an ‘eye opener’ for some Indians but the plot does hurt me as a woman.

For those who haven’t watched the movie yet, GO GO GO, go see women aren’t that different from men and can pull off what men can because idiots (Yeah, I said idiots), it is almost 2017 and you don’t know that yet!

“My Family saw #Dangal today evening and thought it was a much better film than #Sultan. Love u personally Aamir but hate u professionally!” Tweeted Salman Khan.

Obviously! It is a much better film than Sultan. It does tell us something about the society we are living in.

Anyway, here’s a synopsis of Dangal:

Dangal is a story on the life of the man, Mahavir Singh Phogat, who dreamt of winning gold medal in wrestling for the country. He wanted his sons to fulfil his dreams but even for the fourth time his wife Daya Kaur (played by Sakshi Tanwar) gave birth to a girl child. He was disappointed about this but with time he had his belief that girls cannot wrestle changed. One day his daughters Geeta and Babita came home after beating up two boys. Mahavir Singh Phogat does not realise that it is his two girls who has done this until his wife reveals the truth. It is after that he believes that even girls can fulfil his dream of achieving gold medal. From then he starts training Geeta and Babita to become professional wrestlers.

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