Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana’s much-awaited film Gulabo Sitabo, which premiered for the first time on the OTT platform, completely reminded Tunde Kababs of Lucknow. This film is like the taste of crooked kebabs. The story of Mirza and Banke, two guys from Lucknow, has been presented by director Sujit Sarkar in a very unique way. The film is a light-hearted comedy, exactly like Premchand’s novels. There is a different kind of cinema that will be liked by someone and may not be liked at all.
Without the release of cinema houses, only those people who like to watch movies on the internet will be able to watch these films at the moment. But overall the film is a fun experience. So what is special about Gulabo sitabo? Let’s see
Like Vicky Donor, the story of ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ written by Juhi Chaturvedi’s pen is not shocking, but flat as Piku. This is the story of two sheikh chillies as you say. Gulabo Sitabo is actually the name of two puppets who, like the narrator, describe the character of the characters in their spectacle.
In a mansion ‘Begum Mahal’ of Lucknow, Amitabh Bachchan, ie Mirza, lives with his wife Begum, his servants. There are some tenants in this mansion, one of whom is Banke Rastogi and his family. Mirza always has shortage of money and he is always seeking rent from these tenants. Mirza has a figure of thirty-six with a banquet.
Amitabh Bachchan has dominated the film from beginning to end and has portrayed Mirza’s character very beautifully. Amitabh has changed the life of his familiar voice by removing the hump and making Mirza’s character alive. At the same time, Ayushman Khurana, who always plays the character of Lundo from Delhi, is playing a rustic character this time. He has caught the accents and body language of a shopkeeper from Lucknow.
Among the other actors, Brijesh Kala and Vijay Raj have added humor to the film with their performances. But the main attraction of the film is actress Farooq Jaffer in the role of Begum. You saw her in Peepli Live and she has also been a part of Muzaffar Ali’s film Umrao Jaan.
There is no main heroine in the film, but the performance of Srishti Srivastava appearing in many web series in the role of Guddo, the sister of Ayushmann, is quite life-giving. At the same time, his girlfriend Fauzia is seen in the role of Ayushman, Lucknow theater artist Purnima Shrivastava, whose role is small but funny.
Shoojit Sircar’s gripping direction is the highlight of the film. How to make a very flat story fun with your scenes. Another special thing in this male-oriented film is that women characters have been shown to be very strong. In this way, the story of the film revolves around Amitabh and Ayushman. But these characters are foolish. At the same time, female characters are shown to be sharp and intelligent. Be it Begum, Guddo or Ayushman’s girlfriend Faujiya.