Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi release date has been pushed again from January 7, 2022, to February 18, 2022, due to clashes with SS Rajamouli’s RRR. The biopic features actor Alia Bhatt in the lead role of a brothel madam Gangu. Bhatt’s fans have been eagerly waiting for the movie to hit screens in great anticipation.
Rescheduled to be released on February 18, 2022, the audience have been waiting for Gangubai Kathiawadi since July 2021. The release had been delayed first due to COVID-19 and recently the movie has been rescheduled again due to clashes with SS Rajamouli production RRR.
Biopic Gangubai Kathiawadi:
With great expectations and hopes for the Bhansali production, here’s why we think that the Alia Bhatt-starrer is the most anticipated biopic of 2022:
- The artwork of Sanjay Leela Bhansali
It’s always such a treat to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films as they take one into a whole another universe. The sets, costumes, the intricacies are so well presented that it becomes almost impossible to take one’s eyes off the screen. He creates magic on the celluloid!
- Alia Bhatt’s versatility
Alia Bhatt has time and again proved that she is just as talented as beautiful she is. Her acting skills are commendable and her versatility in taking up such different and inspiring roles are clear evidences. With Bhansali’s direction and Bhatt’s skills, it is expected to do wonders for the box office.
- Gangubai Kathewali: The Inspiration
Gangubai Kathiwadi is a biopic based on the story of Gangubai Kathewali, the owner of a brothel in yesteryear’s Kamathipura area of Mumbai. She is known for her strong reputation which helped her create her identity of a don. Gangubai is also known to have close relations with the third don of Mumbai, Karim Lala, who treated her like a sister.
- Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Hussain Zaidi
The movie is loosely based on the incidents reported in the non-fiction crime novel Mafia Queens of Mumbai by Hussain Zaidi on the character of Gangubai Kathewadi. According to Zaidi, Gangubai was known to never have forced a girl into prostitution. The book Mafia Queens of Mumbai gives an insight into the lives of 13 real-life women who were involved in criminal activities in Mumbai.
- Crimes of Bombay
With its chawls and slums, Bombay has been a focus of crime for its strategic advantages and connectivity as a city. From the dominion of mafia to the Bollywood’s involvement, Bombay has been an interesting city since the beginning. Along with the depiction of Bombay as the city of dreams and the one who never sleeps, it has also taken upon the title as the city of crime.
6. “Strength, Power, Fear”
That’s how director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has described Gangubai Kathiwadi. The strength of a woman to rise up from nothing, the power she yielded on her own in world dominated by men and the fear she created over people who once disrespected her. All the more reason to wait for this absolute banger!
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