Naina song from Aamir Khan movie Dangal and details

Naina song from Dangal movie (2016)

Lead Actors: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra 

Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Singer: Arijit Singh

Director: Nitesh Tiwari



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Translation of Naina Song from Dangal Movie:

This world is fake
but my pain is real
Dear, our relationship is
an illusion like a mirage. 
Eyes that used to see hopeful dreams together in the evening
are now crying after getting separated
Eyes that used to stay up nights together
Now want to stay tightly shut even in the morning. 

Paths are now separate of those
who had taken an oath to always walk together 
They now share sorrow with teary eyes.
Eyes that used to look out of windows with hope
Now are shut and feeling suffocated

My breath is perplexed
My heart is troubled 
Why is my soul feeling weepy
Why am I so full of despair
Why is there a storm of questions in my heart 

Eyes which were once stars in the sky
are now like falling stars during the darkness of an eclipse 
Eyes which used to bask in the warmth of sunlight
are now tired and want to rest in the shade 

Paths are now separate of those
who had taken an oath to always walk together 
They now share sorrow with teary eyes.

Eyes that used to see hopeful dreams together in the evening
are now crying after getting separated

Naina song from Dangal: Interesting Details

Setting of Naina Song from Dangal Movie

Geeta and Babita are sisters. Their father (Aamir Khan), who was an amateur national wrestling champion in his younger days, has been their wrestling coach since they were young. The sisters have done well and won many wrestling awards and prizes. After winning the national championship, the oldest daughter, Geeta, leaves home to join the National Sports Academy in another town to get ready to compete in international wrestling events. In the academy, Geeta learns additional wrestling moves and different techniques and starts believing that she knows more about wrestling than her father. During a visit home, Geeta tells Babita that she is making a wrong move, which in effect means that their father has taught Babita a wrong move. Geeta and her father get into an argument. This becomes a major ego issue for both of them and the father challenges Geeta to have a wrestling bout with him. As Babita and others watch the intense wrestling bout, Geeta defeats her father and feels that she has proven her point. The father, who is much older, overweight and out of shape, feels slighted and deeply hurt. He feels that Geeta is not showing him enough respect and is not giving him credit for all that he has done for her. This leads to a tense situation in the house, and Geeta decides to go back to the sports academy. As Geeta says goodbye and leaves home, the song begins. During the song, Geeta, with other team members, is shown flying to distant destinations to participate in wrestling competitions as her father looks at old newspaper clippings of Geeta's achievements and remembers the good old days when he and Geeta used to go to wrestling competitions together. The father goes about his daily routine, including taking the second daughter, Babita, to a wrestling tournament, but he feels heartbroken and dejected. 

About Dangal movie  

Dangal is an extraordinary movie. It makes a deep impression and is likely to stay with  viewers for a long time. It is a story about determination and hard work and also portrays the bond and relationship between parents and children beautifully. The word Dangal means a wrestling competition in Hindi language. The movie is about an amateur Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan), who was a national wrestling champion. Due to family pressures, Mahavir was forced to give up wrestling and get a regular job. Mahavir was not able to win a medal for India in an international competition but hoped that in the future his (yet to be born) son would achieve that goal. He and his wife kept hoping for a son but after having four daughters, Mahavir gave up hope. The situation changed when Mahavir saw potential in his daughters Geeta and Babita after they beat up some boys who were insulting them. Mahavir started coaching both daughters in wrestling. The movie is about the struggles and many obstacles the father and daughters face and how they are able to succeed because of their hard work and determination. It is a feel good movie that is inspiring and heartwarming. 

Is Dangal movie based on real life?  

Yes. Dangal movie is based on the real life story of an amateur Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who was a national wrestling champion and trained his daughters in wrestling. Although some of the events in the movie have been dramatized and some never happened in real life, most of the important events are based on real events. In an interview, the real Mahavir Singh said that the events in the movie were 99% accurate. Click here to watch an interview with the real Mahvir Singh Phogat and his daughters. The oldest daughter, Geeta Phogat, did actually win the Gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games! She was the first Indian female wrestler to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and made her father and country proud. The second daughter, Babita, won the Silver medal in 2010 Commonwealth Games and won the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Mahavir Singh Phogat went on to coach all four of his daughters and also two of his nieces. The Phogat sisters have achieved success in several wrestling championships. Click here to watch a clip of the 2010 gold medal match of Geeta Phogat. 

Aamir Khan's weight gain for Dangal movie 

The movie required Aamir Khan's to act as an older and overweight man in most of the film. At first glance, it is difficult to recognize him in the Naina song. In order to do the role genuinely, Aamir Khan decided to put on a lot of weight. By his own account, his weight had reached 97 Kilograms (213 Pounds) with 38% fat. Instead of wearing a fat suit, Aamir Khan chose to put on weight to be able to do the role authentically. Click here to see his transformation from fat to fit, which clearly shows that his fat tummy and the double chin in the film are all real because he is shown topless in this video clip. He chose to film the fat parts first because then he would have an incentive to lose weight to do the parts of the film in which he was fit. He went through a grueling exercise,weight training and diet regimen to lose the excess weight over several months. The shooting of the film was halted during this period as the crew waited for Aamir Khan to become fit again. This shows tremendous dedication and hard work on Aamir Khan's part and a very patient and understanding film crew. Aamir Khan made his impressive debut as an adult actor in the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (QSQT) in 1988. Over the years, he has made many memorable films and has matured a lot as an actor. Click here for his first appearance in QSQT.     

Naina Song from Dangal movie

Naina song from Dangal movie is a very sentimental and soulful song that can bring back powerful and sometimes painful memories about their parents and childhood in many people. As the song plays, emotions of not only the lead actor, Aamir Khan, but also those of others such as his wife, oldest daughter, second daughter and nephew are on clear display.  They can all see and feel the pain of the father and a growing rift between the father and the oldest daughter but feel helpless to do anything about the situation. The music is composed by Pritam and is very suitable for the song. Pritam is a versatile music composer and has composed many types of songs. For example, he composed this sentimental song and also a very lively and popular song Nagada Baja from the film Jab we metClick here for Nagada Baja song and details. Lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya has written very touching words to express the feelings without being melodramatic.  

Cast of Dangal movie

The entire cast of Dangal has done an amazing job in the movie. Other than the lead actor Aamir Khan, most of the cast members were not famous Bollywood actors. Fatima Sana Shaikh played the role of the oldest daughter Geeta and Sanya Malhotra the role of the second daughter Babita. Neither actress had any previous wrestling training. Both of them and Aamir Khan went through rigorous wrestling and weight training for the film and were trained by a real wrestling coach. Even child actors, Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar, who played the roles of younger versions of Geeta and Babita, were trained in wrestling. The cast also had to take language lessons to learn the dialect that is spoken in the state of Haryana in Central India. Their hard work resulted in a wonderful movie with realistic wrestling matches without using body doubles. Click here to see clips of their training. Fatima Sana Shaikh, who did most of the wrestling scenes in the film, fractured her ribs and broke her ankle during the training or filming. Click here to read more details about her training and diet for the film. Aamir Khan was also hurt and collapsed after sustaining a shoulder injury during a long action sequence. This required the shooting to be halted until he recovered. Click here to read more about his injury during filming of Dangal. Sakshi Tanwar played the role of Mahavir's wife and Geeta and Babita's mother. She had relatively few lines in the movie but showed her feelings very well by using her facial expressions. She looks so believable in her role as a woman from a small town in Haryana. Aparshakti Khurana did a convincing and entertaining role as Mahavir Singh's nephew as a supporting actor. Most of the actors had never acted in films before, so their performance in the movie was a remarkable achievement.  Unfortunately, Suhani Bhatnagar, who played the role of young Babita Phogat, died in February 2024 at the age of 19 due to a rare medical condition.  

Singer of Naina Song from Dangal movie

The singer of the Naina song from Dangal movie is Arijit Singh. This song requires a voice that could do justice to the emotional words and sentiments portrayed by the actors. Arijit Singh has done a superb job of transmitting those feelings with his smooth voice. Arijit Singh seems to feel the emotions himself as he is singing the song. His voice flows so smoothly and effortlessly without drawing too much attention to the singer. Many people become emotional and are moved to tears after listening to this song. 

Meaning of Naina in the Dangal movie song

Word Naina means eyes in Hindi language. The word is almost always used in poetry and songs and not in everyday situations. For example, if a person has some dirt in his eyes and wants to wash them, the word naina will not be used. In this casual situation, the more common word aankhen would be used for eyes instead of naina. The word Naina has been used in many Bollywood songs. For example, it is used in the popular Kajrare Kajrare song from the film Bunty Aur Babli. Click here for this lively song and more details.   

Social impact of Dangal movie   

Dangal is a very different type of Bollywood movie. It is not a usual song and dance Bollywood movie. It is also not an Indian version of a Hollywood film as many Bollywood movies are. It is a movie that delivers a powerful and hopeful message without being preachy. A movie like Dangal can have a major social impact on Indian society where in many communities girls are considered as second class citizens and have very few opportunities in academics or sports. The situation is the same in many other countries also.  Although the real life story of the Phogat sisters can also inspire people, a movie like Dangal can reach millions of people and help to create more opportunities for girls all over the world. Dangal was also commercially very successful in India and many other countries, which could encourage other filmmakers to make more meaningful movies like Dangal. 

Naina Singer Arijit Singh performs live

Arijit Singh performs the song Naina live in concert in these short clips. Click here to watch him perform in Aurangabad. Arijit Singh appears so approachable and friendly. He reaches out to touch the fans that surround him and can be seen enjoying the entire process thoroughly. Click here for another short video clip from a concert in Chennai. The crowd is totally immersed in the song and singing along with Arijit Singh as he plays his guitar, sings the song and encourages others to join him. The second clip is from Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, where Hindi is not spoken widely. There have been protests against Hindi language and politicians have used the language issue to divide people. Yet, here we see a large crowd of people in Chennai enjoying the song because good music unites people and language is clearly not a barrier. 

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