Chawla, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Divya Jagdale, Priyanka Bose, Lata S Singh,
Vinitha Menon, Rani Patel, Tanvi Rao
2 hours 20 minutes
Gang excels as a movie with
empowered women in the lead. Movie is inspired from the life story of Ms. Sampal
Lal Devi (original Gulaabi Gang leader – a social worker currently at village
Badausa in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh, an ex Big-Boss contestant as well).
the Madhopur village and the Gulaabi Gurukul. Lot of social issues faced by
rural women are dealt in the movie right from the very beginning of the movie
viz. depriving girls of the education rights, domestic violence, rape etc.
teaches small girls alphabets and also prepares young girls for self-defense wielding
lathis. They weave their own pink sarees. The whole 70mm screen turns pink when
they move in a group. Certain rare moments with great finesse: to see them fearlessly detaining a corrupt government
official within the walls of the office to fetch the electricity connection
back in their village; to see wielding lathis and recovering the truck loaded
with stolen grains; twisting the hand of the man who physically abused his
wife; punishing the guy who raped a young teenage girl… let me not reveal the
character is very convincing. She only values power, time and money and is a
very self-centered politician. She actually raises a feeling of hatred towards
her character in the movie.
Singh, Vinitha Menon, Rani Patel, Tanvi Rao are all good and convincing as
Gulaab Gang members.
excellent manner. The best catch of the movie is at the end when he sings ‘Jai Ho’
as a tribute to different empowered women who made difference to the society in
their own ways. I wish, Sampat Lal should have also been shown along with them.
given voice to a song Rangi Saari Gulaabi.
perfect treat on the eve of International Women’s Day.