Alia’s Biggest Career Risk- Gangubai Kathiwadi in Cinemas

Story Highlights
  • The Thalaiva star comparison shadows Alia’s Gangubai avatar.
  • Netizens share reviews.
  • The SLB directorial is based on the life of Gangubai Kothewali

SLB’s Gangubai Kathiawadi finally made it to the cinema halls on Friday despite humbug litigations. Mixed responses shower as netizens compared Alia with the Thalaiva girl while some call it Alia’s career-best. The film is a biopic of a 16-year-old love-struck girl thrown into the brothel of Kamathipura who rises as an overtly powerful politician. An adaptation of Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai, the film reveals the lives of a sex worker and her being as an individual.

The biography is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who, like his earlier films, has given the film a larger-than-life production. Known for creating an alternate universe through his films like ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Goliyo Ki Raas Leela: Ram Leela’ and ‘Padmavat’, the filmmaker had branded a reputation for himself.

Here’s what netizens had to say about the two and half hours SLB grandeur.

Ask us, the 4,4 IMDB rating directorial took the biggest litmus test casting the Bhatt prodigy as the lead character that seems not just larger than life but one that overshadows the actresses as she challenged the biggest risk of her career. She not just chews but goes for the kill at every possibility, immensely engrossed in the character.

There are ample scenes where SLB shows off his trademark moves. The over headshots, the Dholida song, the razor-sharp monologues, the staple romantic track with shades of flirting that is never overtly sexy yet oozes physical intimacy would never let an SLB fan leave the trail.

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