Round-up Review: ‘Gulaab Gang’

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Madhuri Dixit-Nene

‘Gulaab Gang’ is one of three releases today and stars Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Juhi Chawla in lead roles. Although the films hasn’t opened as well as could be expected, BizAsia is taking a look at the reviews the film got.

“Other than the gender of its hero and villain, the rest is all Bollywood. In typical filmi fashion, Madhuri fights the system for the oppressed and tackles violence with violence (justified, of course)”, said Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times.

Shubhra Gupta of Indian Express writes, “How can you take a film seriously when each bout of `lathi�۪-clashing is interspersed with group dances, with Rajjo-Rani doing the familiar Dixit` latkas�۪ and `jhatkas�۪?”

Gayatri Sankar, ZEE News, says, “Overall, ��Gulaab Gang�۪ may not be a typical film meant to taste success at the Box Office. The film does speak about issues that need urgent attention, but may not be enough to draw people to the theatres. But Juhi Chawla�۪s performance in the film isn�۪t worth a miss. So watch it for her.”

NDTV’s Saibal Chatterjee states, “…What is difficult to digest in��Gulaab Gang��is the suggestion that women must necessarily mimic men and turn into mindless mean machines to wage war on the problems facing them ��� lack of educational avenues, abuse at home and sexual violence ��� all of which are alluded to in the film.”

‘Gulaab Gang’ needs to work just with word of mouth because otherwise it seems it will continue to struggle.

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