Movie Review: Gulaab Gang (2014)
It’s time to witness the power of pink! This Women’s Day, two icons of Indian cinema come together on the big screen to create a revolution.A fearless woman fights social injustice; creating a sanctuary for abused women and battling a crooked politician.
This movie is a story of a gang of Indian women fighting against social injustice. This gang of women is operating in Bundelkhand Uttar and Madhya Pradesh. As film is based on the rural parts of India, cast including Madhuri Dixit would be portraying de-glamorous roles. Juhi Chawla is reported to play her first role with the negative shades. Juhi is playing a powerful, infamous and villainous Politician known as Sumitra Devi.
Although GULAAB GANG raises a strong voice against years of patriarchal pain and suffering — one might assume it tilts towards arthouse cinema — the fact of the matter is, Soumik presents the classic conflict between good and evil like any other masala film, replete with high-voltage drama, song-and-dance routine and of course, action sequences. This time, the protagonist as well as the antagonist are women, the story is set in the hinterland, the issues they tackle pertain to women… while men are merely peripheral characters here. Also, unlike some films set in the hinterland, Soumik abstains from using cuss words/colorful lingo to belittle the oppressors here.