And the movie doesn’t stop here, the complex female characters add more color to it. So much being said and shown in the movie in so less a time, makes your brain racing on the heels of the movie. As we progress in these times with our ambitious goals, we are often obstructed by our culture, history and orthodox values and Gulaal shows us a shockingly real picture of that confrontation. The movie is also about reviving personal identity which was aptly shown by the clever politics of Karan and Kiran. Piyush Mishra, who was so far a theater actor in Delhi is thus a revelation of astounding talents. Deepak Dobriyal as Bhatti has again lived up to the expectations and his acting looks so real.
Mahi Gill was a let down and I expected better performance from her. How he gets molded by the different personalities that comes in his life, starting from Ransa, Anuja, Duki Bana, Kiran and then his own remorse. His high pitch dialogues are becoming reminiscence of his earlier performances. I can not be done with the acting department without writing anything about the Bhati of Gulaal. One may compare it with other movies based on politics, but the major difference in this is that it relates with the simple minded, down to earth common man and how certain events can bring a destructive change in his mentality. Many people don’t know that some of the stories are related to Jaipur. Second flick takes 2years, and Gulaal takes 3 years. K K Menon is Dukey Bana, scion of a decadent royalty, who believes his people were cheated out of their rights when the Indian state ‘usurped’ what should have been ‘their’ Rajputana.
But I understand that the director’s choice of making the movie in ‘popular Hindi’ caters to a bigger audience. D”, with gloomy, drugged and unpegionholed characters.
There is a major flaw in the storyline, i. Dukki Bana shows the frustration of Rajpoots, lifestyles of Rajpoots after independence. Guaal fact, every time Prithvi Bana comes on screen, his dialog and message have a deeper connotation which will make you think for days.
Piyush Mishra who has penned the lyrics has done a wonderful job both as a lyricist and music director. The film gets a bit slow in the second half but catches up again on you. Some vital characters form the episore essence of the film’s plot that revolves around love, betrayal, politics, deception, greed, hypocrisy and of course, the ultimate fight to gain power.
Gulaal is a extremely well scripted and characterized piece of cinema. What happened in Rajasthan years ago makes it a perfect backdrop for this tale and the clever use of lyrics also let Kashyap rant about all that is going wrong in the world. It has one of the best cinematography i have ever seen in any movie from any country.
The director has presented well certain aspects of student politics and he has done a fair job in convincing the audience about the regionalism presented in the movie. I thing it is 1st Indian cinema which show the epizode reality of student politics. I congratulate Anurag for this. The evil times in the city could not have a better narration. We should applaud Anurag Kashyap to make up Gulaal at our face.
Anurag Kashyap may well be the fountainhead that lets Bollywood finally get back on its feet. This is the second thriller that has been released this year and again it starred Kay Kay Menon and once again, he has stolen “the show. Apart from the story line, the other most credulous thing about the movie is its ensemble cast. Though the second half of the film has loose ends and tends to overcomplicate the storyline, it still leaves an indelible mark on your minds, and rattles your thoughts.
The sarcasm on contemporary Indian society in the form of the parody made on Bismil’s “kya hamare dil mein hai” is brilliant and thought provoking. His dialogs, lyrics and modern day satirical shaairyi are the best produced maybe ever. Abhimanyu Singh is very impressive in his short but strong characterization.
Piyush Mishra’s all-round deliverance in this song with Anurag’s execution of the screenplay makes this song a spectacle in itself. Sign in to vote. How he gets molded by the different personalities that comes in his life, starting from Ransa, Anuja, Duki Bana, Kiran and then his own remorse.
A true masterpiece and must watch for those who like politics. Probably because almost every member of the cast comes up with a superlative performance. Have u seen this movie called ‘Gulaal’ by Anurag Kashyap. A must watch movie lists.
I can not be done with the acting department without writing anything about the Bhati of Gulaal.
The beauty of Anurag Kahsyap movies is that he keeps bringing into limelight some hard core awesome talent. So much being said and shown in the movie in so less a time, makes your brain racing on the heels of the movie. Ayesha Mohan acted well and may god save men form such women[: It took Anurag Kashyap, 7 years to make this movie.
There are a lot of characters portrayed in the film and everyone has a story to tell, and all of them have shades of gray, which I think is very typical Anurag Kashyap now. Secondly, some of the actors did not do true justice to the character.
Its hard core drama with some great gulaall from all the actors. The background score is awesome. But like they just doing what they are supposed to do. Let’s now epiode to the drawbacks of the movie. As we progress in these times with our ambitious goals, we are often obstructed by our culture, history and orthodox values and Gulaal shows us a shockingly real picture of that confrontation.
The songs and BGM were par excellence with no words to describe.
Kay Kay has never shone brighter, Abhimanyu Singh leaps ahead of the pack and the Raj Singh shows a lot of promise. I found her irritating at times may be because the kind of character she played will definitely irritate me in real life. During this age of ‘Topi Walas’ you have to come up with ‘catching’ tunes. Gulaal, a movie about personal ambition, student politics, blind love, infatuation, betrayal, and pride.
The story does have some twists and turns which are worth watching and its those that make this movie more interesting, though the language can be considered a bit on the rough side at times but Epiaode Kashyap has done a superb job on this.
One may compare it with other movies based on politics, but the major difference in this is that it relates with the simple minded, down to earth common man and hulaal certain events can bring a destructive change in his mentality. Talent, which would never be recognized through the dynastic web of Bollywood and considerably dumbed down and sold out Khans.
Sung and composed by Piyush Mishra, I could not believe it’s the same person who wrote Ghajini. Vulaal, this is mere nitpicking, as both the cast and the director deliver something superlative. And there is a big twist in the movie. Overall this movie has everything from drama, politics, abuses to great songs eppisode why not?
I give 9 epiwode of 10,and highly recommend to everyone.
A distraught humiliated teacher Jesse Randhawa looking for redemption and a dance girl Mahi Gill romancing Dukey Bana. Another important character of the movie, tried hard to impress the audience but in my opinion she just fell short to impress me.