Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie (2022) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Songs

Gangubai Kathiawadi

February 25, 2022
2hr 34min
Status: released

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  • The news about an adaptation of one of the chapters of Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai first came out in June 2017 with Priyanka Chopra attached to star as the leading character. The film’s earlier title was Heera Mandi.
  • In March 2019, Chopra confirmed that she was working on a project with Bhansali, who also confirmed that he was making Gangubai Kathiawadi with Chopra. However, in September 2019, media reported that Alia Bhatt, who was supposed to do a different film, titled Inshallah, by Bhansali was going to replace Chopra after Inshallah got shelved.
  • Principal photography begun in Film City, Mumbai on 27 December 2019.
  • The film marks the Bollywood debut of television personality Shantanu Maheshwari, who portrays Gangubai’s boyfriend Afsaan. and TV actor Varun Kapoor to debut as the grey role of Ramnik Lala.
  • Production was put on hold in March 2020 due to the lockdown ordered by the Indian government owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, when the film was 70% complete. Bhatt resumed work on 6 October 2020, and Ajay Devgn who is playing a cameo joined sets on 27 February 2021. The film was wrapped up on 26 June 2021.
  • Gangubai Kathiawadi had its premiere on 16 February 2022 at 72nd Berlin International Film Festival, at the Berlinale Speciale Gala Section. The film was released in cinemas on 25 February 2022. Earlier, the film was scheduled for release on 30 July 2021 but it was postponed due to the rising cases and second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was then scheduled for worldwide release in theatres on 6 January 2022 but to avoid clash with S. S. Rajamouli’s RRR, the release has been changed to 18 February. Later, the date was pushed back by a week to release on 25 February 2022.
  • The film was released in Hindi along with the Telugu-language dubbed version.
  • The film is now streaming on Netflix from 26 April 2022. In June 2022, the film became the most-watched Indian film on Netflix.
  • Gangubai Kathiawadi received widespread critical acclaim for its themes, direction, production value and Bhatt’s performance. In its theatrical run, the film grossed ₹153.69 crore at the domestic box office and ₹209.77 globally emerging as a major commercial success.
  • Numerous publications listed Gangubai Kathiawadi and Bhatt’s performance in the film on various year-end best films and performances lists of 2022.
  • At the 69th National Film Awards, Gangubai Kathiawadi won 5 awards, including Best Actress (Bhatt) and Best Screenplay. At the 68th Filmfare Awards, the film received a leading 16 nominations and won a leading 11 awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress (Bhatt).