Gangubai Kathiawadi What’s your Reaction? +1 0 +1 0 +1 0 +1 0 +1 0 Facebook Twitter Email Alia Bhatt’s biggest career risk pays off. Alia Bhatt’s latest film, Gangubai Kathiawadi released in theaters today, February 25. The actress deserves credit for attempting a character that’s way beyond her reach. Here’s our review. here is a scene in Gangubai Kathiawadi where, on the first day at her job, Alia gets help from another sex worker in posing and making the right gestures to woo clients. A helpless Alia, new to the profession, poses awkwardly on her friend’s cue – one hand on her waist, the other extended out while making lewd gestures, looking lost and uneasy. Much like this scene, Gangubai Kathiawadi feels like a constant struggle to get the right cues to keep the audience’s interest alive. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest effort to paint a canvas with hues of white and green and tints of sepia feels like a love letter written to its protagonist – the infamous sex worker who championed the cause of her profession and reached dizzying heights of fame in her heyday. The biggest litmus test for the film is the brave choice to cast Alia Bhatt as the lead for a character that seems not just larger than life but one that overshadows the actress as she takes on one of the biggest risk of her career. Alia takes on Gangubai with immense zeal and not just chews but goes for the kill at every possible opportunity. And the opportunities are plenty. The film opens to modern-day Kamathipura and takes us into flashback mode where we meet Ganga, who is conned into leaving her small town with the false promise of becoming an actress. She is sold to a harem owned by Madam Sheela (Seema Pahwa) and told to learn the tricks of the trade against her will. The scenes depicting Gangu’s innocence and vulnerability soon turn to those of violence and rape when she seeks solace in the arms of a local mafia head, Karim Lala (Ajay Devgn). A pivotal turning point in the film is when, with Lala’s help, Ganga becomes Gangubai, a woman who accepts her destiny with open arms and makes peace with her elusive past. Genres: Drama Cast: Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi Videos Tweets by bhansali_produc Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.