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Dangal In China: Aamir Khan's Film Crosses $100 Million Mark

Does 'Dangal' portray male chauvinism? Some Chinese viewers think so Dangal Is Creating Box Office History In China But Not Everyone Is Happy
Tobias Pedroso | 21 May, 2017, 16:55

Aamir Khan's "Dangal" gets heavily criticised by the feminists of China By Prajakta Ajgaonkar Aamir Khan's wrestling biopic "Dangal" is winning hearts in China, but some feminists there have bashed the movie.

Dangal has become Aamir's second film to cross Rs 100 crore in China after Rajkumar Hirani's PK did so in merely 16 days.

Dangal opened at the Beijing Film Festival in China this year. Interestingly, Dangal that was released on December 23 past year had a re-release event in China recently.

Dangal is inching toward to join the club of $100 million in China.

"Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on the wall of Twitter, "#Dangal retains No 1 spot at China BO.

While Baahubali 2 is made on a budget of Rs 250 crore, Aamir Khan's Dangal is made on an estimated budget of Rs 70 crore. Set in rural Haryana, India, Dangal tells the real-life story of Indian wrestler-coach Mahavir Singh Phogat, played by Aamir Khan in the movie, and his two daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat, who have become medal-winning worldwide wrestlers by overcoming all odds and breaking rules of a highly patriarchal society.

It seems that Aamir Khan has struck a special chord with Chinese people through his movie 'Dangal'.

The movie is taking box office in China by storm. Part of Dangal's unique appeal is that the theme especially resonated in China, which like India has grappled with patriarchal social values. It is poised to become the highest-grossing non-Hollywood film in China ever. Aamir is among the most popular Indian actors for the Chinese who also are fans of South Koreans artistes. Aamir Khan is also seen as one of the factors for the success of Dangal in China.

Bollywood movie "Dangal" also featured Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra and Sakshi Tanwar in the lead roles.