Alia Bhatt Movie  Review 

She falls in love with her tailor’s nephew Afsaan (Shantanu Maheshwari) but is practical enough to know that marriage is out of the question. She’s shown to be a kind-hearted madame, who thinks that the sex trade should be made legal as it fulfils a need of society.

housing and other rights for prostitutes and their children. A journalist (Jim Sarbh), champions her cause in the press and advises her that she should use her clout to achieve political power. How she either charms or cajoles her ways out of difficulties forms the crux of the film.

Like all Bhansali products, Gangubai Kathiawadi too is a visual treat. The director has successfully recreated the Bombay of the ’50s and ’60s. Kudos to his production design and VFX team for that.  The film is an ode of sorts to Guru Dutt and Sahir Ludhianvi. 

 “Hamari izzat roz lutti hai par khatam hi nahi hoti,” says she. Where Bhansali and his writers have excelled is in humanizing Gangubai. Her friendship with Kamli (Indira Tiwari) is a tender example of the fact that kinship can flourish even under the most inhuman circumstances.

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