Jun 12, 2020, 02:44 PM IST
|Rating||* 3.5 / 5|
|Star cast||Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushman Khurana, Vijay Raj Brijendra Kala|
|producer||Ronnie Lahiri, Sheel Kumar|
|Music||Shantanu Moitra, Abhishek Arora and Anuj Garg|
|Period||2 hours 4 minutes|
Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer 'Gulabo Sitabo' has its world digital premiere on OTT platform Amazon Prime Video. The film is almost in line with Kundan Shah's 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro', Sai Paranjpe's 'Katha' and the tradition of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee, where the characters keep getting kicked up despite all the hard work .
Story set on the Nawabi chic-fangled part of Lucknow
Director Shoojit Sarkar has tried his hand at the social stage this time. In the backdrop of Lucknow, he has shown some characters whose feelings of laughing and crying over problems come together. The story is set in the part of Lucknow where Nawabi once used to be chic. There are ruins now, which are being monitored by the government, tenants living there and the system.
One such ruin is Fatima Mahal, whose mistresses are Begum. She is 17 years younger than herself with Mirza (Amitabh Bachchan). Banke (Ayushman Khurana) is his tenant, who lives with his sister Guddu and mother. He also has difficulty in paying rent of 30 rupees a month. Due to this, Mirza and her do not get along at all.
Later on, the situation becomes such that Shukla, an officer of the archeology department, threatens to capture the palace. Marja himself is waiting for Begum's death, so that Fatima Mahal can be named after her. A lawyer is also there to help him.
… and in the end the bet takes some more kills
Seeing the opportunity, Banke also creates an alliance with Shukla and a local property dealer. All the characters clash. Everybody tries to be smarter than each other, but in the end everyone's cleverness is defeated. The bet is taken away by someone else.
The great work of Amitabh, Ayushmann and Shoojit
The entire film revolves around Mirza and Banke's noises. It has been presented by Amitabh and Ayushmann brilliantly. Mirza and Banke's troubled situation has been effectively portrayed by costume designer, prosthetic makeup artist. While the story of writer Juhi Chaturvedi is strong, the direction of Shujit Sarkar is also effective. There is also a surprise element for the audience at the end of the film.
The Shujit government has appealed to people to watch the film through social media. He may have written, “Gulabo sitabo watch leisurely and if it is not free, take leisure time and watch it leisurely.”
Watch “Gulabo-sitabo” leisurely and leisurely if you don't have time, leisurely :)) pic.twitter.com/KkDqWHA9GK
– Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) June 11, 2020