He goes by what he wants, and only what he wants, without actually paying attention to each individual wrestler. When Geeta performs a move that her dad taught her, the coach scolds her and tells her that she needs to forget everything her dad taught because her dad was wrong while he is always right. Throughout the entire time he was on screen I wanted to smack him. He was so rude to everybody, didn’t care about anyone but himself, didn’t listen to anyone, and much more. When Geeta finally made it to the big competition, there was just this moment inside me (I don’t even know how to describe it). All I kept thinking is, “This is the moment. This is where history is made.” And history was definitely made. Geeta officially became the first Indian female wrestler to win gold. And then the camera switches views, to back in the village, where we see girls crying and hugging and cheering their hearts out. It was a moment that brought me to tears. Geeta and Babita are such inspirations for girls everywhere! They go against all odds that
Hunter 4society has set in place for females and prove that girls can. Girls can be strong; girls can beat boys; girls can be independent; girls don’t need a man. And the one that sticks with me the most:Girls can be anything they want to be. Works CitedDangal. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, performances by Aamir Khan, Sakshi Talwar, and Fatima Sana Shaikh, Aamir Khan Productions. Netflix, 2016, .
- Fall '17