Gulaab Gang movie review: Juhi Chawla delivers a gem of a performance

Gulaab-GangThe controversy and subsequent litigation over whether Gulaab Gang has anything to do with the grassroots activist group Gulabi Gang set up by Sampat Pal from Bundelkhand might just be the best thing that happened to the movie. The publicity generated by the courtroom drama adds some spice to Gulaab Gang, which features Madhuri Dixit-Nene as a flying feminist with an impressive collection of handloom saris and Ikat blouses that survive the rough and tumble of her Dabangg-style stunts. Read the full Live Mint review here

Fearless Rajjo ( Dixit) runs a sort of a `gulabi gurukul’ in a village named Madhopur, where she teaches little girls their alphabets, and grown-up girls how to wield a `lathi’. Her ‘gang’ is made up of women wearing bright pink, and the ones closest to her are a ‘boy-cut’ tomboy type ( Jagdale), a woman abandoned by her husband ( Chatterjee), and a kohl-eyed dusky female( Bose). These ladies accessorize their pink with oxidized silver, and at least one them has a very spiffy manicure, as they go about standing up for the meek and the downtrodden, and going up against villainous husbands, cops and politicians. Read the full Indian Express review here

Overall, ‘Gulaab Gang’ may not be a typical film meant to taste success at the Box Office. The film does speak about issues that need urgent attention, but may not be enough to draw people to the theatres. But Juhi Chawla’s performance in the film isn’t worth a miss. So watch it for her. Read the full Zee News review here