Gangubai Kathiawadi Review, Box Office Result, Hit Or Flop In Theaters?

Gangubai Kathiawadi is the latest Hindi film which has officially released in India in cinema theaters on February 25, 2022. This film has been released in both Hindi and Telugu versions. This film is based on Mafia Queens Of Mumbai written by Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges. The screentime of this biopic drama film is around 2 hours 37 minutes.

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Story: The story of this film has revolved around Alia Bhatt aka Ganga Harjivandas Kathiawadi, who hails from Kathiawad, Gujarat. From a young Ganga to Gangubai, she become the don of the red light area Kamathipura of Mumbai. When Gangubai was young she was being troubled by a man. She dictates her problem to Ajay Devgn aka Rahim Lala and ask for help. In return, Rahim Lala comes in the rescue of Gangubai and almost killed that man. Soon, Gangubai rose to fame in the local area and she becomes the leader of the local women staying in Kamathipura. Gangubai also wants that the girls of Kamathipura should have schooling and education for better future. On the other hand, Rahim Lala calls Gangubai as her sister and terms her Mafia Queen of Bombay. Gangubai even wants to save the life of 4000 women of Kamathipura and that’s why she want to win the Kamathipura president election. From last few years, Vijay Raaz aka Raziabai wins that election. Will, Gangubai win the local elections and become Mafia Queen of Bombay is what this story is all about.

This film also stars Shantanu Maheshwari, Indira Tiwari aka Kamli, Seema Pahwa, Varun Kapoor, Jim Sarbh, Huma Qureshi and others.

Bollywood Crazies Opinion: First of all, since the announcement of this film I wasn’t sure that Alia Bhatt can pull this off. Well, after watching her role of Alia Bhatt, I am very much sure that it was a right decision by the director to cast her in this role. Alia Bhatt has nailed the role like an ace and I loved her accent. She really worked her for this role and she should get a Filmfare or National Award for Best Actor. Ajay Devgn as Rahim Lala also reminds me of his role of Sultan Mirza. Vijay Raaz small role as Raziabai is so great that you can’t keep your eyes away from him. It is overall a great film made by Sanjay Leela Bhansali who also did the music for the film. Finally, after a long time, I enjoyed a pure masala Bollywood film that will connect with all kind of audience, which includes family audience. The production design of the 60s era has been created well including old houses, film posters, cars etc. The cinematography is also it’s highpoint and there are many close shots which looks good. Huma Qureshi’s cameo in Qawali song is also refreshing. The story is properly written and the dialogues are even applaud worthy. The women empowering message for this film is good and it should be reached to everyone.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has did the music, editing, screenplay and direction for this biopic film. It has been produced by Jayantilal Gada and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The dialogues have been written by Prakash Kapadia, and Utkarshini Vashishtha. The cinematography has been done by Sudeep Chatterjee. The background musical score have been given by Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara.

Gangubai Kathiawadi movie budget hasn’t been revealed yet but it could be reportedly around 100 to 110 crores maximum.

Altogether, Gangubai Kathiawadi is one those biopic films that stick to it’s core. There is no boring scene in this film and really worked in every aspect.

Last Word: Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Vijay Raaz, Seema Pahwa and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have given one of their best shot.

Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Gangubai Kathiawadi Review- Brilliant (80 percent out of 100).

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