The sheer brilliance of Bhansali Productions, the charm-exuding presence of Alia Bhatt on screen, the cutting-edge expressions by Ajay Devgan, and the sheer beauty of the era of 90s- combine it all and you’ll get the upcoming release – Gangubai Kathiawadi!
The trailer of the much-awaited movie saw the light of the day on February 4, 2022, and it is everything one could have hoped for. Based on one of the chapters from Hussain Zaidi’s iconic book, ‘Mafia Queens Of Mumbai’ Gangubai Kathiawadi is a deep dive into the brutal truths of the red light districts of Mumbai. It portrays a picture as clear as the water of the ruthlessness in the way sex workers and in fact, all the females belonging to that area were constantly subjected to.
Beginning with a thud of Alia owning the room already, she makes it clear from the start that viewers are going to be hooked to her acting. Despite thousands of people shouting the slogans of ‘Gangubai Murdabad’, our queen walked through them as if walking an aisle to claim her reward. As the story goes, it shows Gangubai rising from the ashes time and again, gaining solidarity from her morbid past and pledging to not let any other lady in her view to undergo the gruesome expenses of mankind that she endured. Being a female-protagonist movie, the trailer shed just the appropriate amount of light on the male cast. Definitely, Shantanu Maheshwari, Ajay Devgan, Jim Sarbh, and also Vijay Raaz added the perfect amount of intensity to an overall grueling aura.
Netizens are definitely going gaga over what seems to be one another completely out-of-the-box production by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He took a different approach to represent his magnum opus and as expected has nailed every inch of it. Giving the background score a modern twist and blending the theme understanding the culture of an old and new Mumbai with apt color gradients, the movie is a winner in almost all aspects of cinematography and production.
Despite not giving away too much, the trailer put together consolidated parts of the story highlighting everything just to the level of conjectures. Making viewers come to the edge of their seats, the wait of twenty days is now getting everyone to dive and gain insights of the movie. That is exactly how powerful this trailer was!