Gangubai Kathiawadi15

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali | India | 2022 | 2h 34m | Hindi w/ English subtitles | Starring Alia Bhatt, Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Seema Bhargava

A young woman is tricked by her boyfriend with the promise of a film career and is persuaded to leave the countryside for the big city. In Mumbai her dreams of becoming a movie star come crashing down when she is lured into the criminal underworld. A gutsy true-crime drama directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Devdas, Padmaavat).

Reviews

‘Bhatt is terrific, tearing through the film, her performance gathering momentum, as respect, desire and a certain amount of fear flickers in the eyes of those around her.’
★★★★
Wendy Ide, The Observer

‘There is an entertainingly brazen quality to this movie, a brashness and recklessness to go with the mawkishness: it has a storytelling killer instinct.’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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