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Bollywood Flick Wrestling Gender Stereotypes Wins at China Box Office

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A promotional image for "Dangal" shows the father teaching his daughters how to wrestle. Photo: IC

(Beijing)—A gritty Indian film that wrestles heavyweight issues including gender inequality, strict parenting and corruption in the sporting world has become China's highest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign movie.

Dangal, an inspirational tale based on the real-life story of a retired wrestler who coaches his two daughters to become world-class grapplers, has raked in 838 million yuan ($122 million) in fewer than three weeks after opening on May 5, according to box office tracker Maoyan.

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