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Gangubai Opens To Heartening Collections, Taran Adarsh Analyzes, Bhansali Thanks Real Gangubai

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Gangubai Kathiawadi

Belying   the   myth that  women-centric films  receive  a tame welcome  from  audience, Gangubai Kathiawadi has recorded all-India collections of  approximately  10 crore  rupees on the  opening day.The Friday opening  combined  with   the weekend   it has  collected approximately  Rs  35 crores.

This,  considering the  Covid strictures  and 50 percent occupancy  in theatres in several  states, is  very  very impressive for  a female-centric  film.

Trade guru Taran Adarash analyzes, “Two names are responsible for the solid start of Gangubai Kathiawadi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Alia Bhatt. These two names have brought audiences back to cinema halls, but the reason why the film has worked and worked so well with the viewers is because it has Sanjay Leela Bhansali stamp all over it.”

Praising Bhansali’s vision  , Taran  says,  “Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a genius, a magician and someone whom the audience respects. They know that if they are going to watch a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, the emphasis will be on content and that’s what Gangubai Kathiawadi offers. At a time when people are craving for good content, Gangubai Kathiawadi reaffirms the fact that a good story will always find takers.”

Taran feels  happy days are  here for the film industry. “With this film, the industry is smiling again. With this film, the housefull boards are back again. With this film, cinemas are back again. With this film, moviegoers are back again. Await the forthcoming releases. Picture abhi baki hai.”

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Bihar  exhibitor  Roshan Singh  says the  film is showing increased  collections with  every show. “It is an  amazing film. It has  the full  Sanjay Leela Bhansali  stamp on it. Mesmerizing visuals,

A  powerful story  and an outstanding performance by Alia Bhatt.  The collections are  jumping with every show. I think Gangubai will eventually be one  of  the biggest moneyspinners from Bhansali Saab.”

Sanjay Bhansali  wonders why films with female heroes open to less collections than  their male counterparts.  “Why this  gender discrimination? Male  or female protagonist,  the content should  dictate  the  choice  for the audience. I am glad Gangubai has been so widely  appreciated. I can feel the real Gangubai’s soul blessing  our film. If she  saw this  film  I know she would have been happy.”