Alia Bhat was showered with love and praises for her titular portrayal of ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ directed by the legendary filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The movie was based on the book ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ authored by S. Hussain Zaid. The story of ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is about the rise of a simple girl from the small town of Kathiawad in Gujarat who had to accept everything that life threw at her and then make it work in her favour.
As is expected of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie is a visual delight and a nuanced emotional ride that captivates the audiences and keeps them engaged in the story all through the movie. The movie has been written and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and produced by his Bhansali Productions.
Talking about the release of his movie on Netflix, Bhansali said, “Gangubai Kathiawadi is a very special film for me and we are humbled by the phenomenal response it has received globally. While the film has encouraged audiences to come back to the theatres, I am elated that the film will now reach even wider audience within India and around the world with Netflix.”
The VP of Content for Netflix India, Monika Shergill said, “Films are a favourite form of entertainment in India and we want to be the destination for best in class cinema that our members can watch with friends and family on Netflix. As we expand our film slate of original and licensed films, we are thrilled that the iconic film, Gangubai Kathiawadi will soon stream on Netflix. Made with tremendous love by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and packed with powerful and memorable performances by Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, and many others, we hope that our members will enjoy this masterpiece.”
‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ boasts of an impressive lineup of stars including, Alia Bhat, Jim Sarbh, Ajay Devgn, Vijay Raaz, Shantanu Maheshwari, Seema Bhargava and Indira Tiwari among others.
The movie will be available for streaming on Netflix in Hindi and Telugu from April 26, 2022 onwards.