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Gulaab Gang

News Helpline | January, 02 2014

Gulaab Gang Cast & Crew:

Banner

Benaras Media Works, Sahara Movie Studios

Release Date

07 Mar 2014

Genre

Social, Action, Drama

Producer

Anubhav Sinha

Director

Soumik Sen

Star Cast

Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Mahie Gill, Shilpa Shukla, Tannishtha Chatterjee

Executive Producer

Rhea Naidu

Choreographer

Saroj Khan

Media Relations

Publicity Designs

Website

Certification

Music Director

Soumik Sen

Language

Hindi

Singer

Cinematography

Saroj Khan

Editor

Cheragh Todiwala

Action

Screenplay

Dialogue

Sound

Resul Pookutty

Music Company

Costume

Lyricist

Production Designers

Movie Review

Rating :

Verdict : Watch it for Madhuri and Juhi Chawla performance ___________________________________________________

Director Soumik Sen comes up with a visual adaptation of social worker and activist Sampat Pal’s real-life story in ‘Gulaab Gang’. The movie stars Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, who were top actresses of the 90’s, in this film which released today amidst lot of controversy.

Story:-

Rajjo (Madhuri Dixit) runs a ‘Gulabi Gurukul’ in a village named Madhopur where she fights for the rights of women in Northern India. Her gang consists of women wearing bright pink sarees and they fight for social injustice against women.

However, Rajjo’s real struggle starts when she begins her fight against the manipulative local politician Juhi Chawla. Will Rajjo be able to pass this fight with flying colors and this question forms the rest of the story.

Positive Points:-

Madhuri is a superstar and she has proven her mettle in a lot of movies earlier. The actress can carry any and every role with prowess and in the same vein, she has done justice to Rajjo and is absolutely convincing in most of her scenes.

Interestingly, it is Juhi who walks away with the honors as she clearly overshadows Madhuri in every scene. Juhi’s villainous act stays with the viewers more than Madhuri’s brave avatar. The political fight between the two protagonists is pretty engaging.

The rest of the cast is equally good and deliver commendable performances. The best part of the movie is that it has no unnecessary drama involved.

Negative Points:-

While speaking of movies which are based on an authentic source, people expect to see something that looks and feels absolutely genuine and believable. Unfortunately, the saddest part about ‘Gulaab Gang’ is that it is a completely different story.

Even after making use of Sampat Pal’s real life story, the director forgets to give her any credit. The director concentrates too much on Madhuri as an actress than her character of Rajjo. The climax is also a bit confusing.

Technical Points:-

The best thing that the makers of the recent documentary ‘Gulabi Gang’ did was to release their documentary a week before ‘Gulaab Gang’. This helped the viewers get an insight into what the gang was and is all about.

The songs clearly act as a hindrance in the plot. While the first half of the movie is more of a musical, the second half has an engaging story line.

The cinematography is excellent as the camera realistically covers the northern rural areas and the political scenarios. The editing is sharp and crisp while the background score gels well with the mood of the scenes.

Gulaab Gang is a 2014 Indian Hindi film centered on the struggle of women in the country. It is presented by Sahara Movie Studios and Bharat Shah, directed by a debutant director Soumik Sen and produced by Anubhav Sinha, starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla as leads. The official Trailer was released on 10th January 2014 and was met with a mixed response. It was unable to create the usual pre-release buzz. One of the reasons for the lack of excitement among viewers is the lack of a male lead role, an important staple in Bollywood cinema. 

The movie's soundtrack was released on 28th January 2014 and was also not well-received by critics. The film released on 7th of March 2014 under the banner of Sahara Movie Studios with a screen count of 1,600.  Just before days of its release, Sampat Pal, the leader of the original Gulabi Gang has filed a case against the makers of Gulaab Gang as she feels the filmmakers have no right to make a film on her life without her permission. On 05 March 2014, the Delhi High Court passed a stay order against the release of the film across India stating that the release will cause irreparable loss to the reputation of Pal and that "the loss of reputation can not be compensated by monetary terms". High court one day later lifted the ban on Gulaab Gang.

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