Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has planned to dub his upcoming Hindi film Dangal in Telugu as Yuddham and release the version along with the original movie on December 23.
Aamir Khan has a huge fan base in Telugu speaking states – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/T). In a bid to cash in his popularity, the makers of his previous films Dhoom 3 (2013) and PK (2014) had dubbed them in Telugu and released with the same title in these states. Both the movies worked wonders at the ticket counters and set new collection records at the AP/T box office.
Aamir Khan has produced Dangal with his wife Kiran Rao under his banner Aamir Khan Productions. He has dubbed it in Telugu and titled it Yuddham. Telugu film critic Idlebrain Jeevi confirmed the news on Twitter. He posted the poster of its Telugu version and wrote: "Telugu version of #Dangal is titled as #Yuddham with tagline 'Mana Ammailu Abbaila Kanna Em Takkuva?'. movie on 23 Dec."
Dangal is a biographical sports drama film. Nitesh Tiwari has written the script and directed the movie, which is based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, when he failed to win a gold medal for India in wrestling.
Mahavir Singh Phogat is a champion wrestler, who is married to Shobha Kaur. When he fails to fulfil his dream of winning a gold medal for India in wrestling, he promises that his son will achieve it. But he is disappointed, when his wife delivers four daughters. However, he starts training two of his daughters, Geeta and Babita after he sees them beating up two boys. How the two daughters fulfil his dream forms the crux of the story.
Aamir Khan has played Mahavir Singh Phogat, while Sakshi Tanwar appears as his wife Shobha Kaur in Dangal. Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra have essayed the roles of his daughters in the movie, which has Pritam Chakraborty's music, Sethu Sriram's cinematography and Ballu Saluja's editing.