This weekend at the movies: 'Gulaab Gang'
One of the most impactive and socially relevant films to emerge from India in recent times, cinematic tour de force, Gulaab Gang, releases in cinemas on 7 March 2014 to mark Women’s Day (on 8 March), produced by Anubhav Sinha, presented and co-produced by Sahara Movie Studios and Bharat Shah, distributed internationally by B4U.
A powerful, female-centric film that conveys a hard-hitting social message, Gulaab Gang sees debut director, Soumik Sen, bring together on screen for the very first time two of Indian cinema’s most lauded actresses. The iconic Madhuri Dixit and inimitable Juhi Chawla ignite the silver screen in powerhouse performances that will resonate with audiences and cinemagoers both traditional and new, as Gulaab Gang presents Indian filmmaking at its finest on the platform of world cinema.
Gulaab Gang heralds a new dawn in Hindi cinema for multiple reasons, among them that two of the industry’s most accomplished and acclaimed female artists take centre stage in a strong, social message film about female empowerment, with women at the heart and soul of the film; the adulated and beloved Juhi Chawla delivers a career magnum opus in her first negative screen role; and the beguiling Madhuri Dixit lends her vocals to Soumik Sen’s emotive and heart-stirring soundtrack that harmoniously complements a film that will pack a punch with audiences and critics alike for years to come.
Somewhere in the Hindi heartland, an ashram of sorts has been set up by ‘Rajjo’ (Madhuri Dixit), where women armed with axes and sickles and dressed in pink nine yards mete out evil and seek out justice for one and all, while making hand-ground spices, hand-woven baskets and sarees. But when the party she was campaigning for reveals its true colours, Rajjo knows she has a whole new battle ahead of her, dual-headed by a corrupt force of evil in the guise of ‘Sumitra Devi’ (Juhi Chawla).
Sumitra Devi is an institution whose money, bullet and connection-driven juggernaut of politics is a threat Rajjo hasn't encountered before. Realising the devil incarnate is soon enough going to swamp, sabotage, silence and encompass the work she has been striving for all these years and draw her into a deadlier web of buyout, Rajjo is forced into battle with this new, unseen evil… at the ballot box. With something she has lived to learn all these years – the strength of soul, song and stick – this season the color of justice will be pink.
Superwoman sings for Gulaab Gang
Celebrating the power of women, the makers of Gulaab Gang have released a promotional song ‘Mauj Ki Malharein’.
Video: Mauj Ki Malharein
The unique song features the raging YouTube sensation, Lilly Singh, popularly known as Superwoman. ‘Mauj Ki Malharein’ is a melodious union of rap by the outspoken internet diva and the Indian-ness lent by the soulful voices of singers Sadhu Sushil Tiwari and Chaittali. Sprinkled with scenes from the film and showcasing the power of pink, the video presents a joyful camaraderie between the performers. It reveals the joy of education, hope, freedom, and ends with words by Superwoman, which defines every woman, and is sure to resonate in the hearts of the listeners.
There is power in our voice,
Power in our fist,
Power in our hearts,
There is power in our kiss
There is power in our words
Power in our Hugs
Power in our Truth
There is Power in our Love
Madhuri Dixit gives tips to women on getting fit and strong
With Women’s day around the corner, the ever fit and ever gorgeous Madhuri Dixit gave tips to women on getting fit and strong.The Bollyood diva highlighted the importance of fitness and also encouraged women to gear up and fight against crime. The actor shared her experience in training for her upcoming film, Gulaab Gang.
Madhuri has been trained by Shifu Kanishka, who has immense knowledge of martial arts. The ace trainer gave tips on women empowerment and demonstrated how women can defend themselves with some very simple moves along with Gold’s Gym, Mumbai trainer Sunil Haryan.
Welcoming them and encouraging women to get fit was VP Marketing, Gold’s Gym, Althea Shah who encouraged Madhuri Dixit to show some moves herself. Women members from across Mumbai witnessed the occasion and got a chance to meet Madhuri at the special event at Gold’s Gym, Bandra. Also present was CEO, Sahara Movie Studios, Mr. Sandeep Bhargava who, along with Madhuri, presented all women with special edition 'Gulaab Gang' pepper sprays.
Proving the power in pink in Indian cinema’s most compelling, female-centric film to date, Gulaab Gang releases on 7 March 2014, produced by Anubhav Sinha, presented and co-produced by Sahara Movie Studios and Bharat Shah, distributed internationally by B4U.
Gallery: Gulaab Gang
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