Brilliant, unmissable: Film critics and Bollywood celebrities hail Alia’s performance in Gangubai Kathiawadi, calling it ‘best performance of her career’


Bollywood actors such as Ajay Devgn, Vijay Raaz, Seema Pahwa and Indira Tiwari are also seen in prominent roles.

Gangubai Kathiawadi review: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathaiwadi was released in theaters on Friday, February 25, 2022 to mixed reactions from critics and audiences. The film which has been postponed several times due to the pandemic premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival a few days ago.

Film critic and business analyst Taran Adarsh ​​gave the film four stars, calling it “brilliant”. Speaking about the direction, Adarsh ​​wrote, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a magician, succeeds once again”. He further went on to praise that the film’s story is powerful with great moments and brave performances.

“Alia Bhatt outdoes herself, looks ethereal, delivers career best performances, Ajay Devgan lights up the screen every time he appears, packs a solid punch,” Adarsh ​​continued.

Bollywood stars such as Vicky Kaushal, Javed Akhtar and Shashank Khaitan also praised the film and Alia’s performance. “Absolutely bowled over by the sheer brilliance of this film. Mr SLB you are a master! And @aliabhatt doesn’t even know what to say about you… Breathtakingly amazing as Gangu! Hats off,” Vicky wrote in an Instagram Story.

“Alia Bhatt gave the best performance of any actress in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. Alia literally knocked it out of the park with her acting range. Give @aliaa08nall the awards and crown she deserves. She’s the best actress we have. The queen of acting #GangubaiKathiawadi,” one Twitter user wrote (@KindaSabrful).

“End watching #GangubaiKathiawadi. What a performance from #AliaBhatt, definitely her career best. Ajay Devgn’s cameo is superb as are the other supporting actors. The music goes well with the film. #SLB proves once again that he is a master storyteller. A must watch,” shared another Twitter user, @Abhi__ii.

Bollywood actors such as Ajay Devgn, Vijay Raaz, Seema Pahwa and Indira Tiwari are also seen in prominent roles.

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Loosely based on a chapter from Hussain Zaidi’s book The Mafia Queens of Mumbai, the film shows Gangubai’s journey from being forced into prostitution at an early age to becoming a fierce brothel madam and political leader.


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