Gangubai Kathiawadi, starring Alia Bhatt, is one of the most anticipated films of 2022. The plot is a biopic of a prostitute worker who turned into a mafia queen in Mumbai in the 1960s, directed by master Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Alia just attended the Berlin International Picture Festival, also known as the ‘Berlinale,’ with the director, and the first review of her film is now available. It’s been dubbed “one of the better Bollywood movies of 2022” by a Redditor, who also mentioned how Alia reminded him of Deepika Padukone from RamLeela.
Since the film’s announcement, Alia starring Gangubai has been a hot topic of conversation. The picture has generated a lot of excitement, and critics have been eager to see it and rank it as quickly as possible.
‘u/puli inji,’ a Redditor, saw Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi and praised it, calling it “one of the better Bollywood movies of 2022.” “Overall, I loved the movie a lot and I suggest it,” he commented about Alia’s performance in the film. I think Alia did a fantastic job depicting the character’s vulnerability and pain for the most part, and she also added some attitude and flair to it. Without giving too much away, several of her and others’ scenes gave me the creeps. But, as many of you have already noted, it did felt like watching a toddler play dress-up at moments.”
“I felt that the pacing of the movie might have been better, it could have been tighter in sections, and some scenes appear to drag on unnecessarily,” the Redditor said of Gangubai Kathiawadi’s plot. It was also difficult for me to maintain track of the timeframe.”
“The universe that Bhansali constructed looked evocative of the Ram Leela world to me,” the Redditor commented, referring to Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s RamLeela. Alia’s rendition of Deepika Padukone, Supriya Pathak, and even Ranveer Singh’s characters from Ram Leela recalled me at moments. This isn’t always a bad thing; I enjoyed her performance and her take on a Bhansali protagonist.”