Based on Hussain S Zaidi’s novel Mafia Queens Of Mumbai, the film follows the life of Gangubai Kathiawadi, the then President of Kamathipura, from the time she was forced into prostitution to the day she gave thousands of women in her business the right to live their lives without apology and shame.
The beauty is in the moments, the words break hearts, and time moves only at his command. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a filmmaker who is more interested in making films for himself than for others. His eyes are always looking for grandeur and elegance in everything, and you can see it every time his leading woman flips her hair. Gangubai Kathiawadi is a story of a lady who is into the darkest of businesses, but who rises like a phoenix, dressed in the purest of hues (White).
After four long years, the maverick filmmaker, who made the last three epic opuses on a bigger scale, reintroduces opulence in a more contemporary zone. Here’s a Bhansali who doesn’t use a themed typeface in the credits or several songs to his rescue by making it a story from one song to the next. He’s conveying a story by having his leading lady lift a lot of weight and putting a lot of faith in her.
Check out a glimpse of Gangubai Kathiawadi here!
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Despite the film’s technical brilliance, there are a few flaws in the way it constructs its story. We weren’t especially happy by the plot. The tone is set nicely by Bhansali and Utkarshini Vashishtha’s writing. However, the film falters in its middle portion, which follows Gangu as she gets older. There isn’t enough content to fill 156 minutes, and the tone becomes uneven in the middle.
But the film sputters back to life in the second half, especially near the conclusion. The single-track storyline is likewise a problem. Also, as is its refusal to delve into anyone or anything other than the Gangubai Kathiawadi-worshipping perspective.
Overall, it’s a must-watch for anyone who loves Bansali and his dreamy movies. Also, why miss the theatre? Go grab your seat today!
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