Dangal is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. Mahavir Singh Phogat is an amateur wrestler who was forced to give up wrestling due to financial difficulties. He was unable to win a gold medal for India and vows that his son will. He is disappointed when his wife gives birth to four daughters. He gives up his dream thinking that girls cannot wrestle and should only be taught household chores. But when his older daughters, Geeta and Babita come home after beating up two boys, Mahavir realises his daughters have the potential to become wrestlers. Mahavir begins coaching Geeta and Babita in wrestling. His methods include harsh actions including forcing his daughters to run early in the morning and he also gets their hair cut off. Initially, the girls resent their father for his treatment but they soon realise that their father wants them to have a future and not grow up to be stereotypical housewives. The girls become motivated and willingly participate in Mahavir's coaching. Mahavir takes the girls to wrestling tournaments. Geeta and Babita both wrestle with boys and beat them, much to everyone's dismay. Geeta eventually wins the Junior Internationals and goes to an institute in Patiala for further training so she can participate in the Commonwealth Games.