"Plus in recent weeks several Indian films have been released while everyone is eagerly anticipating the release of Aamir Khan's Dangal," a source said.Twitter

Dangal's early reviews are out and as expected this Aamir Khan-starrer has received positive reviews. A few Bollywood celebrities and critics, who watched the film at a special screening on Monday, praised the film and the lead actors of the film.

Dangal, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, is a biographical drama starring Aamir as Mahavir Singh Phogat. The film is about how wrestler Phogat teaches his daughters Geeta Phogat (played by Fatima Sana Shaikh) and Babita Kumari (played by Sanya Malhotra) wrestling and how they fulfil his dream to win a gold medal for India.

The film has already created a positive trade buzz before the release and now the positive reviews are helping the hype to increase. Critics and celebrities have tweeted praising the film. Filmmaker Kunal Kohli tweeted saying that Aamir can get Oscar for his performance as Phogat, while journalist and film critic Anupama Chopra said that the film is moving and empowering.

Read below what critics and celebrities have said about Aamir's Dangal:

Ranveer Singh: Devoted to the religion that is cinema...Passionate to an unparalleled degree...With an awe inspiring honesty...@aamir_khan #Dangal Storyteller by nature, megastar by virtue..He who posesses a childlike wonderment..My love for him is of the truest kind The one & only..

Ashoke Pandit: There are mortal films and then there is #Dangal! The word excellent falls short when u praise this film. @aamir_khan @niteshtiwari22 #Dangal redefines brilliance in cinema. Standing ovation to the entire team! @aamir_khan @niteshtiwari22 @MainAmitabh @ipritamSuch endearing & powerful performances from all 4 girls! Kudos to #Fatima, #Sanya, #Zaira & #Suhani & of course @aamir_khan! @niteshtiwari22

Anil Kapoor: #Dangal was an emotional experience for me. Even today, a father's struggle with society & self for his daughters is very real... @aamir_khan's transformation reflects his utter dedication. His honesty makes #Dangal relatable & cinematically spectacular, all at once!

Kunal Kohli: @aamir_khan #Dangal 1 of the finest films ever made,in the http://world.Like geeta got the gold.Aamir can get the oscar #bestfilmever

Anupama Chopra: #Dangal is a rousing spectacle w beautifully wrought emotions. It's moving & empowering! Walked out feeling I can also wrestle w anything!

Shirish Kunder: #Dangal is the best film I've watched in a long time. And in all probability, will remain so for a very long time. Salute, @aamir_khan Sir!

Kamaal R Khan: According to UAE censor board members #Dangal is a very very good film and it's going to be sure shot biggest blockbuster of Bollywood.

Arjun Kapoor: What a film #dangal is !!! Such an important event for the women & sports in our country @aamir_khan inspires us again, spellbound & in awe.

Tusshar Kapoor: Speechless! Infact, at a loss of words to describe how well this film surpasses the expectations that come with an Aamir Khan film! #Dangal Beautifully emotional, realistic & oh so suspenseful, a feat rarely achieved by a sports film of human spirit! Epic! #Dangal

Starring Aamir in the lead role, the film features Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima, Sanya, Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar and Vivan Bhatena in pivotal roles. The film, produced under the banners of Aamir Khan Productions and UTV Motion Pictures, will hit screens worldwide on December 23.