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Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Movie Review

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The talk of the town, Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed the film, “ Gangubai Kathiawadi “ is finally in cinemas now! Gangubai Kathiawadi movie review: It is a true story based on the book “ Mafia Queens of Mumbai, “which highlights the journey of a young sex worker- Ganga or Gangubai, who finally manifests herself to power and becomes the matriarch of Kamathipura. She emerges as the voice of women of Kamathipura!

Gangubai Movie Review: The Plots And Storylines

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The story brings to light a girl, Ganga Harjivandas, daughter of an advocate who dreams of walking the red carpet and aspires to become an actress! She eventually falls in love with Ramneek( Varun Kapoor), who promises to help her get a film! Convinced by his words, she flees with him to Mumbai (the then Bombay). Ganga’s world turned upside down when it turned out that Ramneek sold her to a whoremistress Sheela(Seema Pahwa), who is a brothel owner! Though initially, she averted, but then she gave up and made peace with her destiny! She renamed herself Gangubai and sought help from Rahim Lala (Ajay Devgan), who helped her in gaining justice against Shaukat, who raped and injured her physically!

As soon as Sheela expires, Gangubai took over the business of the brothel and decided to stand in an election for the betterment of sex workers like her. Her journey as an election candidate was not a bed of roses as her opponent, Raziabai( Vijay Raaz), is a very influential person!

Will Gangubai be able to better the lives of other harlots living in Kamathipura? Will she evolve to become the matriarch of Kamathipura, or will she give up on her destiny?

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The Detailed Review

In this section, we have reviewed the entire movie for all the audiences who have still not watched the movie and are considering watching it!

Alia Bhatt has proved herself repeatedly in Bollywood! But, with this movie, which was beyond her reach, she outshines all her previous performances. Whether it is young Ganga escaping her homeland to work on her dreams, or an innocent sex worker who practices the art of attracting her clients to becoming the queen of Kamathipura, Alia has mastered each scene with grace and valor. But, there are some downsides of Gangubai Kathiawadi as well. Firstly, justice is not served on her makeup. She looked the same in the whole movie. The makeup could have been a little better to make her look a little mature as Gangubai and could paint her innocence better as Ganga! In some parts of the scene, Alia failed to do justice to her character. She stumbled in a few scenes and could not perform to her highest potential.

Some other actors were also not utilized to their truest talent. One among them is Raziabai, played by Vijay Raaz. With a very small screen schedule, he managed to portray himself as a transgender who plays the opponent of Gangubai. Right from the way he walks in and gazes at the camera to all his moves, Vijay Raaz displays a theatrical performance! Another is Rahim Lala, played by Ajay Devgan. He performed with utmost precision and portrayed himself as a well-wisher and guiding head of Gangubai Kathiawadi who helped Gangubai attain power and position and instill confidence in her!

Now let us shift our focus from the characters to the bold and killer dialogues. Here we present some fierce and killer dialogues from the movie.

  •  “ Kehte hain Kamathipura mein kabhi raat nahi hoti, kyunki wahan Gangu rahti hai! “
  •   “Aapki izzat ek baar gayi toh gayi, hum toh roz raat ko izzat bechti hain, saali khatam hi nahi hoti. “
  •   “ Maa ka naam kaafi nahi hai na? Chalo baap ka naam Devanand.

This monologue from Gangubai Kathiawadi pays off to Alia Bhatt’s biggest career risk and has the audiences excited to watch the movie!

While the dance and music of the movie by SLB are the biggest attractions, the chemistry between Gangubai and Afsaan ( Shantanu Maheshwari) didn’t do much justice and this is where the movie felt a little monotonous.

Final Verdict

Through all the highs and lows of the film, the movie Gangubai Kathiawadi has managed to impress its audiences to the fullest. Though there are some mistakes in movie making, still if you are someone who likes to watch a movie just for fun and entertainment, this is a must-watch. This film is not based purely on the life of Gangubai rather it is loosely knitted to focus more upon the hardships and discriminations faced by sex workers in our society!

We hope that the Gangubai Kathiawadi movie review will help you to decide whether this movie is for you or not! But, we will urge everyone to watch it at least once, you will not regret it! 

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