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Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Review | Reviews, Cast & Release Date

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Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Review | Reviews, Cast & Release Date

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is in front of his fans with another film on the theme of women empowerment. The controversies and the relationship of Bhansali, which started with ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ramleela’, which came after the series of his flop, is going on till now. The hearing continued in the country’s biggest court till a day before the release.
gangubai movie review

gangubai movie review

The film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is the story of a teenager who left her lawyer father’s house with the dream of becoming a heroine, growing up to become the queen of Kamathipura, the largest area of ​​prostitution in Bombay (now Mumbai). The name of the film appears in Hindi as ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ in the opening credits. This is also the condition of Hindi in Hindi cinema and also the confusing direction. The story of the film is interesting. The characters are interesting. The coloring is also great. But, its undercurrent fails to engage the audience. The reason is, the soul of the film is missing.
  Movie Review   Gangubai Kathiawadi
  artist   Alia Bhatt, Vijay Raaz, Seema Pahwa, Shantanu Maheshwari, Jim Sarbh,        and Ajay Devgn
  Author   Utkarshini Vashisht, Prakash Kapadia and Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  the director   Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  the creator   Jayanti Lal Gada and Sanjay Leela Bhansali
In the story of the film, the fate of Ganga of Kathiawar is decided by her own fate. It has been 25 years since Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed films. At the beginning of the film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, he has also put a photo of his pet besides Birju Maharaj and Lata Mangeshkar. His cinema has a field of its own. Maharashtra, He has been showing only Gujarat or India adjacent to their borders in films. His last four films have become a template of his cinema and this is now becoming the weakness of his cinema.
The climax of the story of ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is her meeting with the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to try to get legal status for the business of prostitution. The bright side of her personality is that she is successful in saving four thousand women of Kamathipura from homelessness and also wins in getting their children admitted to schools. This is Gangubai’s ‘Safed’ in this film walking on the path between black and white. And, in the climax, when Bhansali tries to present her as a goddess, the iodized salt of the film gets blown away.
gangubai movie review

gangubai movie review

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is seen trying to glorify a woman called Mafia Queen in this film. She sells liquor illegally. Bribes the police. And, to make up for his actions, Bhansali shows him a brutal beating by a miscreant. This beating is what drives Gangubai to Rahim Lala. About two and a half hours long film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ impresses in pieces.

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Whenever Ajay Devgan comes on screen, people expect something big to happen but his character is like a comet. Flashes just for a moment on the sky of the story and goes away. This part is its blessing. Huma Qureshi dancing to qawwali is its relief. The song ‘Meri Jaan’ composed inside the car with Shantanu Maheshwari is its nature. At first sight, Shantanu looked perfect in the role of the ladies’ tailor on Gangubai. Vijay Raj got something like this after a long time, In which he got a chance to show his different style of acting and he managed to leave his impact. A strong actor like Jim Sarbh did not get a chance to juggle much in the film. Yes, Seema Pahwa and Indira Tiwari showed their flair.

Alia Bhatt has given her everything as an artist in the film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. This film can be seen only for his hard work. However, his gruff voice overshadows his performance in all the scenes. The scene of Gangubai’s speech at Azad Maidan also binds the audience in the pre-climax of the film, but Alia Bhatt should have got a chance to show her performance at least two places in the film, but Bhansali does not give her this opportunity there. Every artist aspires to portray the role of a powerful manner on screen.
From Dilip Kumar to Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan, it was the top number. But, when Alia Bhatt gets such a scene, Bhansali shows her back to the camera and fades out and moves on. Not only this, the opportunity that Nandini gets to show separation pain in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ when she leaves Sameer’s house, When such an opportunity comes, he covers Gangubai’s face with the pallu of a sari. The climax of Alia Bhatt’s performance in the film is the scene in which she makes a trunk call to her mother after years and the call operator keeps on telling the time elapsed.

The biggest weakness of the film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, which shows Bombay around the year of the release of ‘Chaudhvi Ka Chand’ and ‘Mughal-Azam’, is its attempt to be overly compelling. This is also a sign of the weakness of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s direction. His skills are waning. Every girl in the house is beautiful. Same decoration. It seems as though the entire film has been painted uniformly with a single brush stroke in post production.
This will be Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s first film as a director in which the art direction has not left an impact. Kamathipura looks fake from beginning to end. Repeatedly moving the same carriage in front of the specified camera angle also reduces the effect of the film. Cinematographer Sudip Chatterjee and Bhansali’s jugalbandi dates back to the time of ‘Guzaarish’ and this is the first time that the duo’s jugalbandi has failed to create magic.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s music has also not been as strong this time, for which he has received a lot of praise from the film ‘Guzaarish’ to ‘Padmavat’. He is also the video editor of the film himself, so the blame for slowing down in the middle of the film is also on him. The story of Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges is rife with Bhansali’s script written by Utkriskar. Yes, Bhansali’s dialogues with Prakash Kapadia keep on catching the audience’s attention time and again. The film can get the advantage of being a typical Gujarati and Mumbai-style film in Maharashtra and Gujarat, but in North India, the film’s ordeal is to be done from day one.

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