Gangubai Kathiawadi Review and Rating


Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Synopsis

The beauty of the ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ lies in the way it shows Gangu’s personality change through different stages in her day-to-day existence.

Name of the movie: Gangubai Kathiawadi
Languages: Hindi Telugu
Duration:2 hrs 32 mins
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast: Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Vijay Raaz, Seema Bhargava, Jim Sarbh

Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Story

Based on S Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges’ hard-hitting book Mafia Queens of Mumbai, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ annals Ganga’s ascent to power and acclaim from a coy modest community young lady in Gujarat, to the undisputed Queen of Kamathipura in Mumbai.

Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Review

Women invitingly standing at the doorstep of a kotha (brothel) in the bustling bylanes of south Mumbai’s infamous red-light area Kamathipura, is a scene that is real, sad, and dramatic. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, set totally against this abrasive background of Mumbai, recounts the narrative of numerous young ladies who were sold off to brothels for a few hundred, exclusively through the eyes of its hero Gangubai (Alia Bhatt).
It’s at some point in the mid-1950s or 1960s when an idealistic and gullible Ganga is conned by her own lover Ramnik (Varun Kapoor) to elope with a promise that he will show the path to Ganga make it as a heroine in Bollywood. What turns out is that Ganga (who rechristens herself as Gangu, and ultimately Gangubai), turns out to be the courageous woman of Kamathipura. After some time, Kamathipura turns into her home, the whorehouse young ladies her family, Kamathipura becomes her home. In any case, her journey is full of difficulties, rivals, and a social stigma that brings out the fighter within her.
The magnificence of the film lies in the way it shows Gangu’s personality change through different stages in her day-to-day existence. The story slowly develops, even slowing down along the way, however, it creates an impact with its powerful dialogues and powerful moments.
It’s an Alia Bhatt show as far as possible, as she slips into the job of the boss lady in a world loaded with whorehouses and lewd men. It could require a long time to feel alright with the possibility of Alia having this impact, and she also takes as much time as necessary to get comfortable. She conveys the fiery dialogues with preeminent certainty, boldness, and a can-do attitude. What’s unmissable and weird in all of this, while the story moves ahead, is that the physical appearance of Alia’s character, always clad in pretty whites, remains unchanged.
Ajay Devgn, even in a small role as Rahim Lala, leaves a strong effect. The rest of the supporting cast like Seema Pahwa, Vijay Raaz, and Jim Sarbh put in their absolute best effort, however don’t have a lot of space to sparkle. Shantanu Maheshwari as Gangu’s adoration interest puts out a fine execution, and the bitter-sweet moments between Gangu and him are among the more significant parts of the film.
Bhansali drives his story similar to the book with each test and episode moving like a section. While there is a ton stuffed into the film – like how Gangu transforms into a dissident for the ladies in Kamathipura, her contacts with the city’s underbelly, and her political aspirations – we are still passed on needing to find out about the rest of her life and how everything unfurled. There are a few flawlessly created, appalling minutes in Bhansali’s particular style – with a great deal of artfulness and pizazz – nonetheless, the story doesn’t dig profound into any one part of Gangu’s life. The creation esteem is first class. The film handily gives proper respect to the former time through film banners and actor photos of that time put on the dividers. Every melody is astonishingly and beautifully picturized – even while Gangu stands like a dream in white amidst everything. In any case, none of the melodies, other than Dholida, are excessively necessary.
Like each other Bhansali film, this one, as well, is a visual joy. While the camera catches the dull back streets of Mumbai’s red-light region, it does as such with lavishness and plentiful shine. Indeed, the story brings to the front a few strong realities about our general public, the existences of sex laborers, and raises a few hard-hitting and relevant inquiries, however, there is a lot about her life that stays untold. Be that as it may, after a point, the film feels excessively lengthy for its runtime.
On the off chance that you’re looking for a true look into Gangubai’s life, otherwise called Mumbai’s Mafia Queen, then, at that point, you will be looking for something more. However, even with whatever is pressed into this dramatization, there are an adequate number of minutes that will bring you into this reality where evenings appear to be unending and the lights won’t ever blur.

Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Analysis

Gangubai Kathiawadi will push you to pick up another Hussain Zaidi book and know all about the mafia queens of Bombay. It’s a visual treat, yet there’s a lot about Gangu’s story left to be told.

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