Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie (2022):
Gangubai Kathiawadi is a Hindi biographical crime drama film based on the true story of Ganga Jagjivandas Kathiawadi, popularly known as Gangubai Kothewali, whose life was documented in the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai written by S. Hussain Zaidi.
It is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and produced by Jayantilal Gada and Sanjay Leela Bhansali under the banner of Bhansali Productions and Pen India Limited and distributed by Pen Marudhar Entertainment.
The film stars Alia Bhatt as the titular character while Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari and Seema Pahwa play pivotal roles with Ajay Devgn featuring in an extended cameo appearance.
Gangubai Kathiawadi premiered at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival on 16 February 2022, and was released in theatres on 25 February 2022 in Hindi and dubbed into the Telugu language. The film garnered widespread critical acclaim with praise drawn to Bhatt’s titular performance.
Gangubai Kathiawadi Information:
|Release Date||25 February 2022|
|Running time||154 minutes|
|Box Office||₹209.77 crore|
|Directed by||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Screenplay by||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Dialogue by||Prakash Kapadia|
|Story by||Hussain Zaidi|
|Produced by||Jayantilal Gada|
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
|Edited by||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
|Production companies||Bhansali Productions,|
Pen India Limited
|Distributed by||Pen Marudhar Entertainment|
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Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Story (Plot):
The film is loosely based on the true story of Gangubai Harjivandas, popularly known as Gangubai Kothewali, whose life was documented in the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai. The film depicts the rise of a simple girl from Kathiawad who had no choice but to embrace the ways of destiny and swing it in her favour.
Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Cast and Characters:
- Alia Bhatt as Ganga Jagjivandas aka Gangubai Kathiawadi, a female mafia don and madame of a brothel in Kamathipura
- Shantanu Maheshwari as Afsaan
- Vijay Raaz as Raziabai
- Indira Tiwari as Kamli
- Seema Pahwa as Sheela Mausi
- Varun Kapoor as Ramnik Lal
- Jim Sarbh as Journalist Amin Faizi
- Ajay Devgn in an extended cameo as Rahim Lala, a don and Gangubai’s sworn brother (based on Karim Lala)
- Huma Qureshi in a special appearance in the song Shikayat
- Rahul Vohra as Prime Minister (Jawaharlal Nehru)
- Anmol Kajani as Birju
- Prashant Kumar as Badri
- Raza Murad as Lala’s Guest
- Chhaya Kadam as Rashmibai
- Mitalee Jagtap as Kusum
- Pallavi Jadhav as Rama
- Kruti Saxena as Nimmi
- Sonal Sagore as Banno
- Lata Singh as Lata
- Ekta Shri as Ekta
- Abhirami Bose as Abhirami
- Chum Durang as Chum
- Baldev Trehan as Tailor
- Jahangir Khan as Shaukat Khan Pathan
- Faiz Khan as Liyakat
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Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Release Date:
Gangubai Kathiawadi had its premiere on 16 February 2022 at 72nd Berlin International Film Festival, at the Berlinale Speciale Gala Section. The film was to release in cinemas on 25 February 2022, in Hindi along with the Telugu-language dubbed version. Initially, the film was scheduled for release on 30 July 2021 but it was postponed due to the rising cases and second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Songs:
The music of the film is composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali with lyrics were written by A. M. Turaz, Kumaar and Bhojak Ashok “Anjam”.
- Meri Jaan – Neeti Mohan
- Dholida – Janhvi Shrimankar, Shail Hada
- Jab Saiyaan – Shreya Ghoshal
- Shikayat – Archana Gore
- Muskurahat – Arijit Singh
- Jhume Re Gori – Archana Gore, Tarannum Jain, Dipti Rege, Aditi Pradhudesai
Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Budget:
Gangubai Kathiawadi is produced by Jayantilal Gada and Sanjay Leela Bhansali under the banner of Bhansali Productions and Pen India Limited and distributed by Pen Marudhar Entertainment. The film was made on the budget of ₹100–160 crore.
Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Box Office Collection:
Gangubai Kathiawadi earned ₹10.50 crore at the domestic box office on its opening day. On the second day, the film collected ₹13.32 crore. On the third day, the film collected ₹15.30 crore, taking a total domestic weekend collection to ₹39.12 crore.
As of 14 April 2022, the film grossed ₹153.69 crore in India and ₹55.56 crore overseas, for a worldwide gross collection of ₹209.77 crore, making it a huge commercial success. The film was also released on Netflix and became the most-watched Hindi film on Netflix.