Apologies for the delay!!!
Gulaabo Sitabo was a much-anticipated film, which was to release in big-screen this year. Right from its announcement, the movie had always been in the positive vibes of audience and media due to the stellar star cast of Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana. Moreover, the direction by Shoojit Sircar created all more stir due to the director’s choice of making suttle yet refreshing movies.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic- the entertainment industry throughout the globe had come to an indefinite halt since March. With no theatres open to run cinemas, the majority of the entertainment flicks, especially the small budget ones had no choice but to release their film on various OTT platforms. Same happened with the case of Gulaabo Sitabo, which initially was supposed to release in April but finally got it’s OTT release in the Amazon Prime on June 12, 2020. Did the film matched with the hype it created?
Sadly, the movie turned out to be a below-average entertainer. The biggest flaw of Gulaabo Sitabo is its pace. Even though the movie runs through only two hours and four minutes, the pace of the movie is so mediocre that it losses its interest in the second half.
Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana are the only positives of the movie. While the former is the captain of the ship, the latter takes a passive role in the movie just as he did in Subh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan. Amitabh Bachchan portrayal of Mirza Nawab is what I term as “class”. He effortlessly harmonises the role of a greedy 78-year-old landlord, who steals any items from his tenant’s houses and sales to the local shop for having a delicious Nawabi-Paan. The latter by any means want his wife’s a hundred-year-old Fatima Mahal, so much so that he wants his 17 years older wife to die as quickly as possible to get the ownership of the Mahal. His portrayal of the character with Santa Claus beared and elonged nose will make everyone chuckle time and after. Ayushmann takes the second fiddle in the movie, the tenant Baankey Rastogi, who pays a rent of Rs 30 in 2020 and stays at Fatima Mahal with her mother and three sisters.
Our Ratings For The Movie
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- Definitely like the presence of Amitabh Bachchan
- Definitely like the subtle way of giving a perfect message of communal harmony
- The screenplay – the movie doesn’t roots you to the core of the heart
- The plot -too slow and too monotonous
- The weird climax of the movie