Reversing the Myth: Male Coach behind the Success of Female Athletes in Dangal

  • Kavitha L.
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  • Kavitha L.

    Research Scholar at Department of English, University of Mysore, Mysore, India

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"Dangal" serves as a biographical portrayal of real-life female athletes Geetha Phogat and Babitha Phogat, ostensibly designed to raise awareness about gender equality and inequality. Mahavir Phogat, driven by a mission to secure a gold medal for the country, compels his daughters into submission. This analysis critically examines the film's depiction of a father's ambition to mold his daughters into world-class athletes. The narrative attributes the success of the women to the father's selfless efforts, highlighting how the male mentor, coach, nation, and filmmakers benefit from the achievements of the female athletes. Key themes include Dangal, biopic, women wrestlers, women athletes, Haryana, myth, women empowerment, subjugation, and gender discrimination.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 994 - 999


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