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For your weekend watch list, we are here with another Movie Review of “Gulabo Sitabo”. The Movie Gulabo Sitabo is available on Amazon Prime Videos.
Movie Name : Gulabo Sitabo
Genre: Comedy, Drama.
The aforementioned movie title is derived from a very old and famous puppet show of the same name which ultimately find its roots in 17th century where two women are always at odds with each other. Ayushmann Khurrana (as Baankey Rastogi in movie) is on his perpetual ride of doing good films and his hit streak is eventually getting strong with another compelling story like this one. All I can say that he is a wonderful actor having a very keen approach towards good script. Moreover, Amitabh Bachan delivers yet another unmatchable and cherished performance as Mirza.
Mirza is basically husband of Begum who owns Fatima Mahal better known as ‘The Mansion’ where Baankey Rastogi is a tenant amongst others. Mirza with his grumpy nature is keen on increasing the rent as the tenets only pay ONE rupee per day which is far less than the standard rent in this era of inflation. While Baankey is obstinate on accepting this demand and considers a kind of his right on Mansion. This stubbornness and relentless squabbling depicts their relation as ‘Gulabo Sitabo’.
The story then further unfolds the large array of happenings along with battles between main characters. The different angles of reality have been captured handsomely in the movie.Greed, deception and other flaws of human nature that were shown illuminatingly in this movie is beyond elaboration. Characters and the world in which the story sets in is written and crafted beautifully onscreen which is an evidence Juhi Chaturvedi’s brilliance as writer of the film.
The quirky dramedy is yet another incredible stroke by a remarkable director ShoojitSircar who has movies like Vicky Donor (2012), Piku (2015), October (2018) as feathers in his cap.
For the first time, unroyal colors and charm of Lukhnawi touch was easily visible throughout the movie and was focused on the real and imperfect world we live in.
The slow pace of the movie is the only underwhelming aspect of this feature film which is also overshadowed by an Illuminating performance of the cast with an unexpected climax not to be missed at any cost.
Review By: Asad Iqbal