Gulabo Sitabo Amitabh Bachchan Film Review
Gulabo Sitabo Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vijay Raaz, Brijendra Kala/>Director: Shoojit Sircar. A Crabby landlord, a contemptible tenant, a broken house. Set in the old city of Lucknow, Shujit Sirkar’s new paintings put Sitabo’s study of daily life at the center of his story. The film is a tragic story for two people who basically want the same thing – security and stability in their Home Ownership – yet they fail to empathize with each other’s situation. Particularly popular as a street doll show in Uttar Pradesh, where two female glove dolls fight incessantly, the film stars Amitabh Bachchan as Mirza forever, who has a little patience to rent five families but has a large but dilapidated Hawley.
Much of his condemnation is reserved for Banki Rastogi (Ayushman Khurana), a humorous friend of the family who has been reluctant to raise the rent or vacate for nearly 70 years. There is a lot of laughter in the clash between Mirza and Banki, they are both cashless and frustrated. Mirza stole Bankie’s light bulbs and sold them for an odd change; Bunky persuades him to dig under the house for gold. Older people are especially driven by greed. He is not a particularly likable character and significantly Bachchan never plays for your sympathy. It is as if we find a moment in which Mirza says- ‘Beintehaa Mohabbat Karta hai is sele’ in order to present his harmful sarcasm, his exhausted pettiness, and his harsh selfish interest in his elderly wife. At some level, all these writers Juhi Chaturvedi gives to discuss how he feels about us gives. Sujit and cameraman Avik Mukherjee have created a living world that seems perfectly authentic.
This is not a travel brochure version of Lucknow, And the hawala in question is so poorly maintained by Fatema Mahal that it doesn’t surprise the brick wall caves from any kick. Extremely poor, and indeed desperate – this texture goes a long way in giving us an idea of the people who live here. Some, like Mirza’s wife Begum (played by Farrukh Zafar), inherited the house from his family, choosing to cut off most of it. Like the eldest of Bunky’s three sisters, Guido (another played by Shruti Srivastava), others make all sorts of efforts to get a better life. An official of the Archaeological Research Center said that the arrival of Gyanesh Shukla, the character of Gyanesh Shukla Vijay Raj, involved some urgency that the 100-year-old Howli Heritage property and should be sealed. Like Christopher Clark, Brijendra Kala is also an expert on property related to evictions and transfer of ownership. Both actors are in terrible shape. The problem with the film is that despite the depth and personality of the characters, the pace is so meditative and the plot so isolated that it’s hard to invest in what’s going on with these folks. Not much happens until Gulabo Sitabo is over, its two hours running time makes your patience tested. Shuji’s last film in October, speed was crucial to the experience of this film, which was about friends and family waiting helplessly for a young girl to come out of a coma.
The feeling of incredible sadness about the greed and despair that poverty can give birth to is buried somewhere under the laughter in this film. But it is weighed down by a perfect inert screenplay that doesn’t really manage to make you care for its heroes eds like it’s a distance between us and them. It is a shame because there are so many things to admire in Gulabo Sitabo, the main one being Amitabh Bachchan’s image of Mirza. After wearing dirty kurtas and very short pajamas, Santa bearded and playing with a potato-sized nose, Bachchan disappeared into that part. Mirza is monogamous about being dishonest and the actor never lags behind. Ayushman allows his co-star to lift heavy weights in sports, as well as beautifully portray Baankey’s tough-on-outside-out-but-weak-on-inside personality. The subtle but admirable message of communal harmony and just as important evidence of how often the poor are exploited is also presented in this film.
Gulabo Sitabo enjoys it the most when Bachchan lobbies for scenes like Mirza. He is the best thing in a sadly depressing film.