Aamir explains why ‘non-commercial’ Dangal releases during Christmas

There was talk within the trade that Aamir Khan’s Dangal is a ‘non-commercial’ film that wouldn’t take full advantage of a big release period like Christmas.

However, the actor has clarified that most of his films, apart from Fanaa, Ghajini and Dhoom 3, were in fact off-beat films that did outstanding business at the box office.

“Most of my films are not very commercial. Apart from Fanaa, Dhoom 3, Ghajini.. most of my films like Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Rang De Basanti, Taare Zameen Par or PK.. all were very different and all did big business. In the same way, Dangal is also a very different film. I am very excited about it, the story is amazing”

Aamir also said that he doesn’t do films looking at commercial viability.

“I don’t think of the commercial aspects, I do films because I like them” he said.

When asked about the rest of the ‘Dangal’ star cast, Aamir said that getting the casting right would be crucial for the film

“Casting is still in progress. Getting the casting right will be very important for the film.”

Dangal is a story about a father’s relationship with his two daughters. The film releases during the Christmas weekend in 2016.

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30 Comments

  • Greedy person do like this. If Aamir make Dhoobi Ghat 2 Than he will also release it on Christmas weekend.

  • Looking forward to dangal in 2016.Right now,excited for Mr.X 3D. By the way, fun trivia for indicine users,Only srk n emmi have done two 3D films. Ra1,don2,raaz3,Mr.X. My fav is Raaz3.

    Waitin for dangal,Mr.X,hak.

  • Dangal will be a great film and will mark yet another great aamir khan performance,no doubt about that.But since it ain’t a rajkumar hirani comedy-social drama,it will not be a huge commercial success.That’s my opinion.

  • Those who are pointing that Dangal won’t be huge as its non commercial as its not Raju hirani or brand.lol.
    I think they forget Aamir’s Taare Zameen Par became the highest grosser for Aamir in 2007 despite clashing with Welcome who collected 72cr.lol.
    Don’t under estimate the pull of a.perfectioninst.
    4 all time grosser in last 4 holiday release, impecaable record and won’t be broken any time soon.
    I wish Dangal break pk’s record but it happen if movie is superb and having appeal for both single and multiplex audience.

    Aamir is one who fits in the line,” winners don’t do thing differently, they creates the new path for others to follow”.

  • He has made Christmas Big in India so rightfully he should get first refusal to release his films during this period or not…! End of discussion. Fact- its Aamir n not Santa that makes Christmas special…!

  • I somewhat agree and diasgree with Aamir’s statements . I agree with his statements that Ghajini, Fanaa and Dhoom 3 were commercial movies . I also agree that DCH, RDB and TZP were offbeat movies . But according to me 3 Idiots and PK were not offbeat movies . You can call them different movies but they were not offbeat . Since last 6 years Aamir had 3 Christmas releases and 2 Non Holiday releases . Out of which in Dhobi Ghat Aamir had a supporting role . I have no problem with Dangal releasing on Christmas but if there will be a clash then it will be exciting to see . Not only on Christmas i would also like to see interesting clash on Eid and Diwali next year . Let us see what happens . Till then enjoy do your work properly, respect your parents and live life king size . Cheers !!!!

  • i know it will definetly clash for sure…
    lifetime will be 209 crore max…
    aamir will go in 4th spot..
    he can no longer rule i know that much.

  • If aamir khan has said that dangal is having a very good story then it definitely will have one..but the wait is too long..please release it as soon as possible..

  • Now that’ what I hate him even more which telling lies after lie.when he stopped to do commercial movies?dhoom3,pk all are commercial masala movies.also he said he didn’t hike ticket price ,but after he himself did double hike ticket price.I mean hypocrisy at it’s best.still he afraid to play villain roles till now.I couldn’t see him in a crazy exciting and too intense roles like ANJAAM,BAAZIGAR,DARR,DDLJ,RAM JAANE.

  • @ Mr.Imnu – Fan, Dilwale, Raees
    Yes like our king who always releases his movies on holiday….
    He preferred dilwale over fan and raees…..
    Why????
    I think you better know why!!!!!

  • i am not his blind fan but i am sure he will get wrestler’s body and expressions in dangal easily. amir is real hard working actor of current hindi cinema.

  • @hyderabadi genius Complan Boy

    Worry less about whether Aamir could have done a better job in ‘Oh Darling Yeh Hai Paglapur’ or ‘Billu Baadshah’ and worry more about whether Shreyas Talpade could have done a better job in Halloween Party as Charlie coz someone needed to fulfil your ridiculous expectations of a Charlie 300cr storm is coming and it certainly wasnt King who fell a hundred crores short…!

  • He lies straight into people’s faces. There is a reason why he only releases his movies on christmas even if the movie is shot and ready 6 months before. “Don’t think of commercial aspects” my foot.

  • Lol few days his fans were worshipping his ideology and philosophy when there was a news that danngal is releasing on non festival and how Amir is more inteleget to release his commertial on festival and non commercial on weekdays. Amir is fooling not only common people but his fans too.

  • @sht I am still standing on my comment that Aamir won’t release his non commercial film on festive, Dangal is not masala or action film like Ghajini,d3 or but its not a complete off beat like Dhobhi Ghat or Talaash.Dangal will prove to be huge box office success despite being less commercial film.I knew once they start promoting Dangal Aamir wrestling look will find great takers even in Single screen.
    @undertaker Aamir take a lesson from talaash just like srk took after MNIK as after that we are waiting his next non holiday release.Bingo.

  • @ sky :
    Laugh at yourself !
    Once you say Jun… sorry, DANGAL ‘will be a huge box-office success’ . Next moment you say it is ‘not commercial’ .
    Already looking for excuses ?

  • @the phenom “why”?.
    “Dangal will prove to be huge box office success despite being less commercial film.”
    I said the above mentioned line, where is termed non commercial there.You better laugh at you.
    Dangal will be huge success that doesn’t mean I said it will cross pk or d3 record, it’s because the genre and how the movie shapes considering appealing factor it will be great success for sure.Excuses word suites more to srk fans not us mate.
    The target if Dangal should to collect more than 150-200cr,less than 150cr will be underperformance and anything above 200cr is bonus.
    BTW you guys should ready for excuses again when srk 3rd back to back masala film struggled to cross 3i overseas figures.Cheers.

  • @The phenom,I know it’s a difficult task to reply morons.but those fools failed to give valid excuse why amir remained inert in 90’s?why he has least fans?why he afraid to do REAL CLASS movie?why 80% of his successful movies has multiactors?why besides brand dhoom/Raju hirani movie all of his films struggled to surpass KANK’S overseas collection?why he has only 3 films in top 10 overseas?why this multiactor only did 38 movies and await audience in the name of perFAKEtion and giving mediocre movies?ha ha whole life did masla movies and his mentally retard fans are crying that as classics?let’s see whether dangal pandey will cross KANK’S collection in overseas or not?,lol.

    I am never hiking my ticket price—-see pk’s ticket price.

    I’m never doing manipulation while others are doing—-boi showed mere collection of d3′ official while huge difference for HNY.exactly same collection for 3i/pk.ROFL.?

    15 FILMFARE KING KHAN and LEGENDARY YASHJI are nothing.while these 2rs wannabe 2-3 wannabe classic masala film makers/actors showing aliens/fake dotors/c grade college students can do miracle with their left hand are great.ha ha these fools are making fun of ROHIT SHETTY and cried huge after breaking 3i.now same will happen.not now NEXT YEAR ,HIS MOVIES will tell you how exactly CLASS FILM seems like with out playing any imaginative alien role,ROFL.

  • @ sky :
    Don’t compare other SRK-fans with me . I have no hesitation to admit HNY underperformed . You will never find me telling rubbish like ‘300 cr storm’ , ‘400 cr tornado’ , etc . In fact I always request other SRK-fans to be sensible !
    But why your ‘sensible’ Khan’s fans are so insane ?
    According to you SRK is ‘so insecure’ . If Aamir is so confident , tell him to come out of Christmas . We all want to see how ( how and how ? ) he became ‘overseas king’ … lol

  • @The phenom,I know it’s a difficult task to reply morons.but those fools failed to give valid excuse why amir remained inert in 90’s?why he has least fans?why he afraid to do REAL CLASS movie?why 80% of his successful movies has multiactors?why besides brand dhoom/Raju hirani movie all of his films struggled to surpass KANK’S overseas collection?why he has only 3 films in top 10 overseas?why this multiactor only did 38 movies and await audience in the name of perFAKEtion and giving mediocre movies?ha ha whole life did masla movies and his mentally retard fans are crying that as classics?let’s see whether dangal pandey will cross KANK’S collection in overseas or not?,lol.

    I am never hiking my ticket price—-see pk’s ticket price.

    I’m never doing manipulation while others are doing—-boi showed mere collection of d3′ official while huge difference for HNY.exactly same collection for 3i/pk.ROFL.?

    15 FILMFARE KING KHAN and LEGENDARY YASHJI are nothing.while these 2rs wannabe 2-3 wannabe classic masala film makers/actors showing aliens/fake dotors/c grade college students can do miracle with their left hand are great.ha ha these fools are making fun of ROHIT SHETTY and cried huge after breaking 3i.now same will happen.not now NEXT YEAR ,HIS MOVIES will tell you how exactly CLASS FILM seems like with out playing any imaginative alien role,ROFL…..

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