By Jyothi Ganta
Much awaited movie is here.
An interesting setting of a Lucknow village, an old broken haveli and an old man having attachment with it, With a big nose he is ready to put in his tenant's life to get rid of him. That dialect where people talk in sarcasm makes it hilarious. Yes, we are talking about the Trailer of Gulabo Sitabo which was released on 22 may on Amazon prime video, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana.
Their first collaboration movie Directed by Soojit Sircar and screenplay by Juhi Chaturvedi excites most of the audience. After successful films like Vicky donor, Madras cafe, Piku and October this is their fifth movie collab as director and writer. While Soojit Sircar is known for making Independent films, who often keeps the budget of the movie low and generally leaning towards a different subject for film stories, Juhi Chaturvedi is known for writing bold storyline and out of league scripts. The movies came from these two are worth theatrical experience but Gulabo Sitabo is being released on over-the-top platform i.e Amazon Prime. It was originally set for a theatrical release, but due to ongoing pandemic and with no idea of when the theatres will reopen again, the producers opted to sell the film to Amazon.
This is the first Amitabh’s film which is going to be released on ott platform. The journey from movies being played on big screen to today’s ott platform is remarkable. A day before the trailer release, the two actors and director Soojit Sircar did a trailer announcement video on 22ndmay, both Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann khurrana went down to their Twitter and Instagram handle to post about the upcoming trailer/movie.
Coming back to the trailer; with non stop hilarious dialogues delivered by Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, story of a landlord and a tenant, each one attacking other member is a must watch. Big B is shown in a total new avatar here, after the movie Paa here it seems a lot of effort is taken on his appearance to make him unique in this character of an old trout; Ayushmann khurrana who largely have done films which represent middle class common yet unique struggles of life and no one can forget the charming looks he has in a movie which youth die for. Even in Gulabo Sitabo in a shabby look he doesn’t loose his charismatic personality. Shrishti Shrinivastava is also seen in the movie after working in web series. This counts to be her big film along side with Big B and Ayushmann khurrana. Vijay Raj, who’s work is praised by many people, also can be seen in the trailer. With one dialogue “lekin permission hamara lagega” he stole the whole trailer for himself.
Also both Amitabh and Ayushmann are good singers. May it be Mitti Di khushboo or Piddly si baatein , the songs are loved by large number of audience. We have to look forward if there are any songs sung by these two in the movie.
Two great actors who know their own potential, a director who has a slice of life in his stories, a powerful and versatile writer, all in one film is worth watching for. Gulabo Sitabo is going to be released on Amazon prime on June 12.
Jyothi Ganta is an Intern at The Colourboard
She is persuing Bachelors in Mass Media from Mumbai.