Gulabo Sitabo is an interesting story set in the city of Lucknow and revolves around the owner of a mansion and a tenant who is living for many years and not willing to vacate it. The movie was streamed on Amazon Prime Video on June 12th and won people’s hearts.

Piku fame Shoojith Sircar’s directorial, written by Juhi Chaturvedi beautifully captures the rustic city landscape through out the movie.

With many humorous punches in between, dialogues give comic relief, without defacing the seriousness of the story.

Amitabh steals the show with a phenomenal acting in his character Mirza Sheikh. Mirza is a 78-year-old man who is a greedy miser. He married Fatima Begum, who owns a 100-year-old mansion which was hereditarily passed on to her from her ancestors. She is seventeen years older than him and he married her for the sake of mansion.

Bankey Raostogi (Ayushman Khurrana) is one of the tenants who lives in the same mansion and we can find a catfight between Bankey and Mirza throughout the movie. But Ayushman is just a supporting actor in the movie and his fans might have the notion that he is sidelined.

The intervention of an employee from the archeological department, a lawyer and a builder twists the story and gives a satirical end to the movie.

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The movie focuses on the value of money and the impact of Lalaj, gives a fantastic message.

With a fantastic cast, the actors did a great job. Worth mentioning is Srishti Shrivastava who acted well as Guddo, Baankey’s sister.

Cinematography

Frames beautifully capture the Lucknow city and many dark frames light up the story.

BGM provides a satirical element throughout the movie and the songs take the movie along, which adds further meaning to the story. The first half runs with a slow phase and it has been covered up in the second half.

Overall ratings.3.5/5

Audience responses:

“Gulabo Sitabho is extravagantly unconventional, simple and at the same time, damn realistic. The actors simply look firm in their roles and its a matter of delight to see these movies, which are creating a new wave in the mainstream cinema”

Sreenidhi S, SDM college Ujire

“Movie emphasizes on the Kannada proverb, “Athi aase Gatigedu” which roughly means Greed destroys everything. I loved the art direction, acting, and humor in the movie. Amitabh is a role model by crossing his boundaries even at the age of 78.

Prashanth S, II MCJ

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