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Gulaab Gang Review

Gulaab Gang  Rating: 2.3/5

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
A handful of scenes are nicely shot, like one in a lake, where a local politician's rapist son finds himself surrounded by a few of Rajjo's revenge-seeking gang members who emerge dramatically from under the water. But such portions are few and far between in this dull film. And if you must watch this film, watch it for Juhi Chawla's inspired performance; it's the only bright spot in Gulaab Gang. I'm going with one-and-a-half out of five. Muddled and forgettable.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
Although GULAAB GANG raises a strong voice against years of patriarchal pain and suffering -- one might assume it tilts towards arthouse cinema -- the fact of the matter is, Soumik presents the classic conflict between good and evil like any other masala film, replete with high-voltage drama, song-and-dance routine and of course, action sequences. On the whole, GULAAB GANG is well-intentioned with several powerful moments, especially towards the second half. The game of power and politics is well captured too. Additionally, the bravura performances of Madhuri and Juhi add immense weightage to the film. Watch it!
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World (Hindustan Times)
The result is an ineffectual and messy ode to women empowerment in which women, with nicely styled hair, maim, kill, fight elections and in between find the time to sing and dance.For a real dose of women empowerment, watch Gulabi Gang, a terrific documentary on Sampat Pal, which is still running in select theaters. For Gulaab Gang, I’m going with two stars.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das Site:Times of India (TOI)
 There are too many tangents, navels and nose-rings, diverting focus from Rajjo, the story's driving force. Instead of knowing how and why she becomes the tigress of Madhavpur, we're given mellifluous songs, intercut with soon-repetitive scenes of exploitation. Considering the subject's intense power and the charisma of these stars, the movie's hesitation with how to proceed stands out. At one point, Rajjo asks a woman, "Soch soch ke kaahi maarte ho?" That goes for Gulaab Gang too.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site:Mumbai Mirror
I: Madam does look menacing but don't you think— She: Sometimes, it is necessary to be overdramatic. This is for the masses after all. I: Point. But carrying sickles and hammers? I didn't feel—  She: What else do you critics want now? A Jai Ho song? A bloody climax? Real victims' pictures? I: All three are present. Still, don't you think a plot would have— She: Everything was a plot! The plot to kill, to take revenge, to fight elections, to use two superstars
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahata Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
Another point which will definitely go against the film is that except for the highly evolved audience, the other viewers will not appreciate the beating up of men by ladies – this, because of the male-dominated society Indians live in. For the same reason, lack of a hero in the drama will tell on the box-office performance of the film, that too in a very pronounced manner. On the whole, Gulaab Gang is too dull, dry and boring to entertain. It will be anything but in the pink of health at the ticket windows. It will flop miserably at the box-office.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
Women who weave their own pink saris and are determined to put all pigs in their place, even if they are in the make-believe world of Gulaab Gang, should be the last people to enforce a stereotype that Hindi films have perpetuated for decades. Women, Madhuri and Juhi included, certainly deserve better.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Savera Somshekhar Site:Rediff
Gulaab Gang is director Soumik Sen’s debut, based on a story he has written, and he has clearly worked hard on the film. Unfortunately, taking on the responsibilities of screenplay and dialogue as well have worked to the detriment of the director. Here, she is saddled with a flawed script; something that she is not able to rise above. Also, for a film that is about women who have risen above their harrowed circumstances to help society, 
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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
Madhuri Dixi’s gang, on the other hand, is as make-believe as make-believe can get. ‘Gulab Gang’ is faking it. But from its opening frame you discover that in its supposed feminist garb, ‘Gulab Gang’ is actually the old-style good vs evil story, styled in the tired way these films have been for the longest time. How can you take a film seriously when each bout of `lathi’-clashing is interspersed with group dances, with Rajjo-Rani doing the familiar Dixit` latkas’ and `jhatkas’?
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
Gulaab Gang is nothing but an over-dramatized, over-filmy depiction of a potent as well as pertinent group of women who are toiling over the derogatory state of affairs of women in rural India. But the good part about the film isn’t its noble intention but the sputtering chemistry of Madhuri Dixit Nene and Juhi Chawla that makes it a film worth investing on. Though Chawla soars in her stronger portrayal, Madhuri’s indomitable conviction of delivery wins just as much. For them alone, watch and applause it.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Gayatri Shankar Site:Zee News
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.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Sneha may Francis Site:Emirates 24 By 7
Debutant director Soumik Sen’s casting coup is wasted in a story heavily inspired by an all women gang of social crusaders called Gulaabi Gang. Although Sen steers away from turning it into a documentary, he liberally borrows real-life references from their pink revolution and guns for box-office glory without ever acknowledging their movement. It’s when the credits roll, at the end of two-hours-and-twenty-minutes, that you wish he had been man enough to give more insight into their journey. Instead, he lists out a number of unknown faces whose sacrifices and contributions have apparently empowered women and colours them pink.
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26 comments:

  1. What is the problem with these gulf guys why don't they rate a movie

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    1. Believing in numeric value does not actually do justice with the film. Giving explanation is much better.

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  2. Both the reviews are very negative :(

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  3. These reviews are not encouraging

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  4. Thesr are fake critics

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  5. Agar aap ke 3 ghante acche se Gaye ho.... To koi bhi movie kharaab nahi hoti. Phle aap movie khud dekho... Kyuki har vaykiti ka apna review hota hai...

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  6. i liked the film..... paisa wasool performances madhuri n juhi

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    1. you are a donkey

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    2. you are a donkey

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  7. movie talks abt women empowerment..... u believe it then watch it

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  8. Madhuri rocked in the movie... was very entertaining

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  9. Bilkul bakwas film

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  10. The film was boring and predictable. The very sad thing is is that Juhi excelled in the movie whereas Madhuri just seemed plain tired. The film was tired and didnt empower any audience viewer. Sadly this little box office disaster will not be remembered come the end of the year

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  11. Boring movie.juhi was only the silver lining in the film

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  12. Madhuri Was awesome! I loved the movie Fake Critics

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    1. Madhuri should sit back home and take care of kids and her husband ABCD wahtever , over acting by madhuri

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    2. if madhuri is doing overacting,then what is acting?infact she was so much self-composed in the movie.her actions,emotions,dialogue delivery style-everything was so superb.there was not a sign of overacting on her side.infact,she seemed very spontaneous and natural.

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  13. loved this movie! love Madhuri....*fake stupid critics!

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  14. This was much better than all dabang,house full etc...juhi surprised me.....my god what a performance

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  15. I will give five ***** Madhuri n Juhi both are too good. Must watch movie. All d above critics take money to review d movie.

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    1. u r right. liking a movie or not depends upon personal choice. we should not be motivated in a negative way by the critics.Anyways,they r just doing their job.sometimes,they are also biased.while reviewing movies,the critcs speak in such manner about it as if they r great pandits and whatever they r saying is right.let them make a movie.then we will see how flawless it becomes?Gulaab Gang was very good and liked it a lot.madhuri was toooo good.juhi was also good.but there is really something magical about madhuri.

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  16. GULAAB GANG:
    Good old ‘Good vs. Evil’ clash in a new plastic bottle! Better not taste!! [2/5]

    There were times when a Bollywood film didn’t necessarily need much in the name of content and plot but definitely superstars of ‘larger than life’ stature and in numbers. The era of multi-starrers, then, was measured by how big and how many stars one could bring under one roof, supported by an impressive face of villain. You must have encountered some of those on the bygone VHS viewing. Saumik Sen’s GULAAB GANG brings back memories of the same but in a bad bad taste. It is nothing more than two great actresses of their times coming together for the first time to share the screen. That’s it.

    Rajjo [Played by ravishing Madhuri in quite a typical role] leads a group of women, deprived by destiny, dressed in pink and dogged to fight. Together they can make things work in the system. From fighting for basic necessities like education, electricity, food to standing out as a powerful judiciary system of their own, they play cool until enters a mean, wicked, heartless menace Sumitra Devi [Juhi Chawla stealing the show as her first strive in negative role]. Sumitra is a self-centered power-hungry politician who barely has left any signs of humanity and sympathy against suppressed in her, though the kind of creepy smile on her face never really goes missing even when things aren’t much in favor. The clash can’t be averted. It’s just a matter of how, where and when.

    Despite the fact that the makers are in complete denial, film clearly finds indisputable similarities with the real life Gulabi Gang led by Sampat Pal of Chhatisgarh, in look, intent and in functioning too. This is a shameless dark side of the profession but that’s actually nothing in facade of the lack of earnestness while making the film. Rajjo’s obsessive dream to open a school in the village often looks melodramatic. Performing on well-choreographed songs is like the only other activity this gang is occupied with. And if it is not over, there are gravity-defying action sequences too where you witness Rajjo turning heroically into ‘Singham’ ‘Dabangg’ ‘Rowdy Rathore’ kind of mass-entertainers who could fly, jump and kick anyone from anywhere.

    Saumik Sen directs well especially while creating drama [Watch out for the abduction scene of a rapist in the village pond] and even shows an impressive hand in an overall look of the film but once the gimmicky ‘Madhuri comes opposite Juhi’ factor enters the scene, the rest gets carried away. In other mentionable part, Divya Jagdale and Priyanka Bose strike and provide delightful moments as members of the gang. Their chemistry together has sometimes more sparks than the leads. Tannishtha Chatterjee is wasted. She definitely needed a better support from writing.

    Subject could have been the hero but sadly it’s always the Madhuri Vs Juhi. Madhuri dons the role of Rajjo with total ease, looks smashing, acts flawless and dances to win hearts but for me, it is Juhi Chawla who beats everyone with her bravura performance. I wasn’t expecting this from her at all. Definitely writers have worked on her part well and she has done full justice. What a comeback!

    At the end; if you really want to celebrate ‘Women’s Day’ and the sentiments of Women empowerment, I will leave you with two choices. Try to catch Nishtha Jain’s honest, real and an eye-opener documentary ‘GULABI GANG’ or if not anything else, go for kangana Ranaut’s QUEEN! ‘GULAAB GANG’ is a must for only Juhi Chawla Fans! [2/5]

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  17. The movie is a big fail. Dont waste your money

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  18. Must watch movie...

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