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Gulaab Gang (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 7 March 2014 (USA)
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A fearless woman fights social injustice; creating a sanctuary for abused women and battling a crooked politician.

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Soumik Sen

Writers:

Soumik Sen (story and screenplay), Amitosh Nagpal (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Madhuri Dixit ... Rajjo
Juhi Chawla ... Sumitra Devi
Divya Jagdale Divya Jagdale ... Mahie
Priyanka Bose ... Sandhya
Tannishtha Chatterjee ... Kajri
Lata S. Singh Lata S. Singh ... Tara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashish Bhatt Ashish Bhatt ... Arun's friend
Ragini Dev Ragini Dev ... Gulaab Gang Member
Sudev Nair ... Arun
Tanvi Rao Tanvi Rao ... Fiza
Rajeev Saxena Rajeev Saxena ... Police Officer
Ankit Anil Sharma Ankit Anil Sharma ... Sarju
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Rajjo has created an ashram (sanctuary) for girls and women. The youngest students are taught to read. The adults are given a chance for employment, grounding spices, weaving beautiful pink saris, and when necessary picking up weapons to fight social injustices. Rajjo and her rose-hued gang members are asked to back Sumitra Bagrecha, a politician whose grand promises inspire hope in Rajjo. But when Sumitra reveals her callous, greedy nature, the Gulaab Gang become her worse enemy. Written by L. Hamre

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Action | Drama

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Music is composed by Soumik Sen, who is also the Screenplay Writer and Director of Gulaab Gang See more »

Crazy Credits

As the credits roll on the right side of the screen, the filmmakers acknowledge real life women fighting injustice and making a difference in their communities with a drawing and few sentences telling each woman's story. See more »

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References Tezaab (1988) See more »

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Conveying A Message On The Eve Of International Women's Day. ♦ 55%
8 March 2014 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

By showing women empowerment as a solution to thwart the patriarchal anarchy prevalent in some (many) parts of the country. Based in Uttar Pradesh, Gulaab Gang goes on to talk boldly about the times of the original Gulaab gang, a vigilante group concerned with achieving righteousness through violence.

The plot conveys quite a good message, two of which can be absorbed: one, that women power is the need of the hour to help the oppressed & two, that even women can get corrupted by power. Madhuri Dixit's portrayal does a greater impact on-screen, while I am disappointed with Juhi Chawla who decided to flash her white pearls throughout the movie defining a stupid air as a minister.

While the action sequences are good enough to entertain, the writing is flawed. It only shows the moments of culmination. What about the terrible lives they themselves lead? No insight into the inside story of the gang members. Showing just two instances of a rather unbelievable side-story troubled me.

But, I'm not complaining. The writers also had few good ideas that is visible; the dialogs are bold but Bollywood still hasn't learned to edit their songs properly. What, 4 or 5 songs? That is too much. I could get bored, but the fast-paced story-line kept me hooked.

BOTTOM LINE: A watchable crime drama, showing relatively new characters, and at least snubs the age old fashion of having a male lead protagonist. It works.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? NO

Violence: Very Critical | Alcohol/Smoking: Very Strong | Nudity: Very Mild | Gore: Mild


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Hindi

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7 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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$126,373
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