ut for a High Court order, debutant director Soumik Sen’s Gulaab Gang, toplining two female Bollywood heavyweights, would have released today, on the eve of International Women’s Day. Set against the Indian hinterlands, veteran actresses Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla star in this desi flick about a gang of women who stand up against social atrocities. Sharing screen space for the first time together, Madhuri plays Rajjo, who single-handedly champions the cause of underprivileged women opposite Juhi’s Sumitra Devi, a scheming politician. The film that resonates with the tenets of women’s empowerment now stares ahead at a delayed release.
Given the rustic feel of the film, the leading ladies are mostly seen draped in six yards with minimal accessories. Toeing the spirit of the film’s title, the ladies have donned pink, a colour often used to denote women’s empowerment. The ensemble cast has also teamed churidaars and manly-shirts with their ethnic wear, an acknowledgement of how androgynous dressing has become a part of life for us, ladies.
Madhuri Dixit as Rajjo
Juhi Chawla as Sumitra Devi
Though the film has not been able to generate too much of pre-publicity buzz, the women-oriented subject has caught the eye of many.
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