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Gangubai Kathiawadi To Get  Biggest Release Since Pandemic



Alia Bhatt in Gangubai Kathiawadi

Sanjay Leela  Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi  is  all set  for a February 25 release  with the biggest theatrical release  since the pandemic  set in two years ago As many as  2,000 prints  of  the film will be  screened  in multiplexes and single screens  across   the country. This is   not only the biggest release  for  Alia Bhatt but also one  of  the biggest releases ever for a film starring a female  hero.

An inside  source  reveals, “Gangubai Kathiawadi is  a  Sanjay Leela Bhansali creation.  He  is  India’s  most  venerated  director.A  film  by  Bhansali is an event. It happens once in  2-3 years. The  co-producer  Pen India Ltd  feels  this film has  the potential to do for  Hindi cinema what Pushpa has done: break  the  jinx on  theatre releases,bring back  audiences in  optimum  numbers after  the pandemic.”

By  the director’s own admission,Gangubai Kathiawadi , which is his tenth  directorial,is his best  film to date.

“Bhansali has stepped  out of  his comfort  zone to make  a film on  crime and  punishment  which  will  shock those who  expect another costume  drama  from him and  surprise those who  think  the director is too romantic  to  visit  the  rugged  hinterland,” says  a source from the  film’s core team.

The few lucky souls who  have seen some rushes of Gangubai Kathiawadi feel Bhansali’s new  violent dialect puts him right  up there with  the celluloid masters of gangsterism. In its  seamless verger of crime  and  drama Gangubai Kathiawadi  is  comparable  with Nitin  Bose’s  Ganga Jumna  and Yash Chopra’s Deewaar.

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