Gangubai Kathiawadi is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language biographical crime drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and produced by Jayantilal Gada and Bhansali. 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. The narrative walks through the life of young Ganga who in no time marks her own territory and becomes Gangubai – a madame in the red light area of Kamathipura.
History of Gangubai Katiawadi
Gangu’s real name was Ganga Harjivandas Kathiawadi , she was born in 1939 in Kathiawadi , Gujarat. Gangubai Harjivandas, better known as Gangubai Kothewali or Gangubai Kathiawadi, was an Indian prostitute and madam of a brothel in the Kamathipura area of Mumbai during the 1960s. She was young girl who was happy with her life and her family she had dream of being actor in film industry, she had boyfriend named Ramnik Lal, Ganga loved Ramnik , she had blind trust on him even her boyfriend never love her at all. He lies Ganga that he had some connection with director at Bombay, he convence her to take off with him without telling anyone. Ganga trusted him and came to Bombay. But Ramnik Lal sold her to prositute at Kamathipura, and here the jouney of ganga to gangubai started. She cried , she tried every thing to go away from that place but she wasn’t escape.
Review / story
Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have wrapped the filming of Gangubai Kathiawadi in Mumbai’s Film City. The Alia Bhatt said ,”The Gangubai kathiawadi is the toughest role in my life”. The film is inexactly founded on the genuine story of Gangubai Harjivandas, prominently known as Gangubai Kothewali, whose life was recorded in the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai composed by S. Hussain Zaidi. The film portrays the ascent of a straightforward young lady from Kathiawad who had no real option except to embrace the methods of fate and swing it in support of herself.
The hard life of Kamathipura turns gangu in tough lady. Once she got raped by one of goons of don name Karim Lala (Ajay Devgan) , who was popular don of Kamathipura. Gangu asked Karim Lala for justice, and lala treated her as sister and gave her justice. Gangu started struggle for rights and entitltments of brothels. She fought for the rights of prostitutes. She did it for the people of the prostitute community. No one can do it till today. She introduced a new idea in the prostitute community. She gave prostitutes respect in society, the right to education, and much more. She even meet the prime minister of India was Jawaharlal Nehru at that time. She asked Nehru for giving justice and rights in Indian law.
She used to advocate for ladies freedoms and equivalent privileges for sex laborers. During this time Gangubai was likewise working for different issues of vagrants and ladies in the prostitution business. Gangubai advised and sent back to her home numerous young ladies who had fled from crafted by filmmaking and stalled out in prostitution. Therefore, everybody used to consciously call Gangubai Ganga Maa (mother). After her demise, her photos and sculptures were raised in houses of ill-repute of the area.
Gangubai Kathiawadi procured ₹10.50 crore at the homegrown film industry on its first day of the season. On the subsequent day, the film gathered ₹13.32 crore. On the third day, the film gathered ₹15.30 crore, requiring complete homegrown end of the week assortment to ₹39.12 crore.Starting at 1 March 2022, the film netted ₹56.32 crore in India and ₹20.65 crore abroad, for an overall gross assortment of ₹76.97 crore.
Overall it one of the best movie of Alia Bhatt, it is motivatinal story of prositute at Kamathipura. It concluded that every work is superior whether it is a doctor, an engineer or a teacher, every one has right to live with respect and liberty.