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A law student witnesses the struggles of the Rajputs, deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college.

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Credited cast:
Kay Kay Menon ...
Dukey Bana
Raj Singh Chaudhary ...
Dilip Kumar Singh
Jesse Randhawa ...
Anuja (as Jessy Randhawa)
Deepak Dobriyal ...
Rajendar Bhati
Ayesha Mohan ...
Kiran
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Madhuri
Piyush Mishra ...
Prithvi Bana
Abhimanyu Singh ...
Rananjay 'Ransa' Singh
Aditya Srivastava ...
Karan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Bhanwar Singh
Jyoti Dogra ...
Dukey Bana's wife
Chittaranjan Giri ...
Police Inspector
Neel Guha
Pankaj Jha ...
Jadhwal
Murari Kumar ...
Murari
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Bikaner-based 28-year-old Dilip Kumar Singh is enrolled in a Rajpur-based Law college, and rents a room with an unstable male, Rananjay Singh. His attempts to re-locate to a hostel, pits him against a group of men, led by Jadhwal, who not only assault, but also molest him, and then lock him in a dark room with a naked and abused female, Anuja. He recuperates in a hospital and joins hands with Rananjay and Dukey Bana to avenge this humiliation, as well as befriends Anuja, who is a Lecturer in the college. He also decides to support Rananjay, who is legitimate son of a former Raja, to run for college elections - and it is this decision that will shatter and change his life forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Love... Power... Revolution.

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The censor board censored two dialogues from the movie - one referring to Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and a discussion about the origin of India's National Anthem. See more »

Quotes

Madhuri: Do you know he beats me up all the time?
Ransa: Then he does the right thing.
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Featured in Dev D (2009) See more »

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Performed by Rekha Bhardwaj
Lyrics & Composed by Piyush Mishra
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Mind blowing piece of cinema
13 March 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Gulaal is a extremely well scripted and characterized piece of cinema. Each and every character is carved brilliantly and the characters are so real and so different from usual flicks. It is a story of a simple and innocent graduate and how his life gets affected by politics and the way it has been shown is simply amazing.

I love the way Anurag Kashyap tells the entire story and the music blends effortlessly except the Songs picturised on Mahi Gill. The background score is awesome.

Cinematography is amazing and the color red is captured beautifully throughout the movie.

Piyush Mishra who has penned the lyrics has done a wonderful job both as a lyricist and music director. Wait that's not all he has also played the role of Prithvi Bana and has done a brilliant job. His dialogues are so bloody good and gets metamorphic at times. All his dialogues are thought provoking and the way he sings in the movie is so different and unusual and impressive as well.

Kay Kay Menon has as usual done a wonderful job as a person who is passionate about his history and his background. He speaks flawlessly and lives up to the expectations.

Raj Singh Chaudhary has done a good job as a simple and innocent student who gets into the trap of college politics. But somewhere we can that amateurishness in his performance.

Ayesha Mohan acted well and may god save men form such women[:D]

But the best performance comes from Abhimanyu Shekhar singh as Ranvijay. His dialogues were mind blowing and he enacted the role of a rajput to perfection.

Deepak Dobriyal as Bhatti has again lived up to the expectations and his acting looks so real.

Jesse Randhawa has done well with whatever she had to do.

Mahi Gill was a let down and I expected better performance from her. I found her irritating at times may be because the kind of character she played will definitely irritate me in real life.

Final Verdict – A must watch for people who love hard hitting cinema. Its is a bloody awesome movie.


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