A very simple film with Amitabh Bachchan once again at his best
When Shoojit Sircar directs a film and it stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead roles, you would expect it to be something magical. While Gulabo Sitabo has a couple of magical moments, the film overall fails to make us laugh out loud, something that the trailer had promised.
Watch it If you like -
Good concept. Amitabh Bachchan is fantastic. Srishti Shrivastava is a surprise and Aysuhmann too manages to impress.
But Beware of -
Screenplay is stretched and the film gets a bit boring.
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Shoojit Sircar is known for making slice-of-life films that make us laugh, smile, and even cry. His last release October was more in a serious-emotional zone. But well, he is mainly known for Vicky Donor and Piku, two of his best works. Here also the filmmaker tries to make a slice-of-life film. But, with a weak screenplay, his narration also fails to take us back to the magic he created with VD and Piku.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
Gulabo Sitabo is about Mirza (Big B) who is staying in a haveli with his wife Begum. In the haveli, there are tenants who are paying very less amount in the name of rent. One of the tenants Banke (Ayushmann) and Mirza are always fighting. Now, in this scenario enters a lawyer supporting Mirza and a government employee from the archaeology department who is supported by Banke. What will happen on this fight for the haveli forms the rest of the story…
The concept of the film is quite good, but what fails to impress is the screenplay. While the film starts well, the screenplay becomes very slow and boring in between. The movie once again picks in the last 20-25 minutes, but then you really need to have the patience to wait to watch till that time.
Amitabh Bachchan is fantastic. He is the soul of the film and has given an amazing performance. Ayushmann Khurrana is good in his part but Big B has a stronger role. While there are stars like Big B and Ayushmann in the film, Srishti Shrivastava shines out. Her character is written very well and she has acted amazingly. Vijay Raaz and Bijendra Kala support well.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
The music is one of the weakest points of the film and it has never been a USP of Sircar’s film, except from the song Pani Da from Vicky Donor.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
While things are getting better, it is still time to go and watch a film in a theatre. So, if you are missing watching Hindi films, you can surely give Gulabo Sitabo a try. But don’t expect much from it.