Gulaab Gang (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 23 Critic Reviews | Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla

cast:

Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Priyanka Bose, Divya Jagdale, Lata S. Singh, Vinitha Menon, Rani Patel

Gulaab Gang Posterdirection:

Soumik Sen

story:

Soumik Sen

screenplay:

Soumik Sen

dialogue:

cinematography:

Alphonse Roy

music:

Soumik Sen

produced by:

Anubhav Sinha

language:

weird aggregate rating 4.4/10Hindi

genre:

Drama

release date:

7-March-2014
run time:
139 Minutes

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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-7
A few weeks ago, a documentary called GULABI GANG released at select screens of India. Now Soumik Sen's GULAAB GANG, which throws light on women dressed in pink saris, fighting against the injustice meted out to women in the heartland of India,
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  •  Times of India -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-6
Straight on, Gulaab Gang's deepest colour comes from its villain, Madam ji, a politician of supreme ambition and total crassness, played with aplomb by Juhi Chawla. The film's central protagonist is rural Rajjo (Madhuri), who runs an academy where women wield weapons and weave pink saris.
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  •  Bollywood Life -Vinod Talreja Rating-7
Gulaab Gang begins with a voice over by Anil Kapoor, who introduces us to the world of Rajjo (played by Madhuri). He narrates her struggles to get educated in Madhavpur village, where it’s a crime for girls to think about studies. However, she fights the stereotype and paves a different path of her own.
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-6
No matter how debatable and audacious I might come across as, I find it offensive that the script writers have made no visible attempt to acknowledge the lady who is the prime source of inspiration for the film – Sampat Pal. Less than a month ago, a lesser known documentary
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  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-2
So fine , maybe Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Gulaab Gang’ has nothing to do with Sampat Pal’s real-life ‘Gulaabi Gang’, even if both wear pink saris, and fight for women’s rights in a rural North Indian outpost. The difference between the two films ( and ‘Gulaabi Gang’ did the smart thing by releasing
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  •  Zee News -Gayatri Sankar Rating-6
With contemporaries of the 1990s - Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla - on board a film together for the first time, one can only expect performances worth thunderous applause. We have often seen Madhuri play fiery roles but it`s Juhi Chawla’s performance that will leave you in a state of
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  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-2
Two big names with proven credentials in Hindi Cinema; a subject on women power. A win-win combination for any director. It's not possible to go downhill from here. But that is precisely where director Soumik Sen goes from here. He is in a tearing hurry to make a hash of things.
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  •  Rediff -Savera R Someshwar Rating-5
We seem to have underestimated a talented actress, or maybe Juhi Chawla did.That could be why she, at first, didn’t want to essay the role of Sumitra Bagrecha in Gulaab Gang.As the corrupt politician, who plays master puppeteer in the game of politics,
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  •  Book My Show -Saumya Sharma Rating-5
The only thing that seems to have been beneficial for Gulaab Gang is the recent controversy the film got itself into. Yes, the audience were waiting for the film to release since it was first announced across television screens and theaters.
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-3
To rule out one thing upfront - except for the Pink saris there isn't much similar between Gulaab Gang and Sampat Pal's life who has been going all out to oppose the release of this film. That however, is not a good sign for the dramatisation of events in Anubhav Sinha's Gulaab Gang
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-4
In Gulaab Gang, writer-director Soumik Sen brings together a slew of talented women — Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Juhi Chawla, Divya Jagdale, Tannishtha Chatterjee. He lifts liberally from the inspiring story of Sampat Pal, an illiterate villager who formed a group of women vigilantes
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-3
In a key scene from Gulaab Gang, Madhuri Dixit's Rajjo leads a group of women dressed in pink saris and wielding lathis, sickles and axes to descend upon a band of thugs who're smuggling their village ration. Leaping through the air and pouncing on the men, they slice, stab and
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-3
Every Friday, a friend calls me up to know my verdict on Hindi releases. This time, she didn't call. So I decided to call her instead. The conversation was short and crisp, unlike the film in question. I: Hi. What happened? Don't you want to know— She: You're a man. What you say is completely
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  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-4
The screen is awash in a bright hue of pink and the film is populated by a deadly army of rustic termagants who can only see red. Caught between the two shades, Gulaab Gang is a completely colour-blind shot in the dark. A documentary on a fight for women’s empowerment
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-5
First things first, it has not been based on Sampat Pal's life or her Gulaabi Gang. The co-incidence being pink sarees and their fight for women's rights somewhere in the north India. Rajoo (Madhuri Dixit) runs a ashram/gurukul that teaches girls and women how to fight.
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-5
It's incredulous that with such a subject in hand, your main draw remains the star-power in the film.It is truly undignified for the filmmakers to not even acknowledge Sampat Pal, who started Gulabi Gang in Uttar Pradesh (a unique grassroots activist organization known for its members donning pink sarees).
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Suparna Sharma Rating-5
The next time Bollywood biggies breathe heavy about intellectual property rights and the scourge of piracy, say Gulaab Gang.  Director Soumik Sen and producer Anubhav Sinha’s Gulaab Gang tries to squat on a moral high-ground by making women the main focus of their film and releasing
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  •  India Today -Suhani Singh Rating-4
Debutant director Soumik Sen wants you to know that the women in Hindi films are fully capable of doing what their male counterparts are always seen doing. So it is refreshing to see Madhuri Dixit walk in slo-mo, jump in the air to hit a baddie and not flinch when struck by a lathi.
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  •  Time Out -Aniruddha Guha Rating-2
The poster is the film. Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla (“Two icons of Indian cinema”, the trailer announces) with their backs to each other, one good and the other evil – that is the film. Dixit and Chawla’s involvement is probably the reason Gulaab Gang got made in the first place,
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  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-4
The best thing about cinema as a medium is that you get to know the filmmaker's intention and mindset, no matter what garb the film is presented in or what the filmmaker wants you to believe. Gulaab Gang might look like a feminist film but unfortunately, it is anything but one.
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-4
Hai Ram... Sampat Ji ka daala dana. Marketing aur project making ka hai zamanna. Got it.. Na.. forget it.. this commercial Makhana (butter) on the toasted bread of Sampat Pal female brigade 'Gulaabi Gang' in Bhundelkhand U.P. starring the diva's of B-town Madhuri and Juhi appeared
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  •  Daily Bhaskar Rating-5
For people who’ve grown up in the 80s-90s and could never decide who was better- Madhuri Dixit (no Nene) or Juhi Chawla- Soumik Sen’s Gulaab Gang might ease your confusion, to only prove that one can never compare two actors, who have the same fierce ability to hold audience
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  •  Deccan Herald -Arkadev Goshal Rating-6
However, the credit must go more to Juhi than Madhuri whose delicious negative turn as politician Sumitra Bagrecha, which she seems to relish her way through, is more memorable than the message of women’s empowerment that Madhuri’s village belle-turned-activist Rajjo tries to deliver.
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    weird aggregate rating (WAR) - 4.4/10
    Male critics - 4.4 (12)
    Female critics - 4.5 (11)

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    Gulaab Gang (2014)
    4.4 out of 10
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    23 reviews.