Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Starring Alia Bhatt, Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari, Seema Pahwa.
Gangubai Kathiawadi Reviews
Ratings: 7.18/10

Score: 87%
Reviews Counted: 30
: 26 | : 4

Read Bollywood Hindi Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Reviews.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Producer: Jayantilal Gada, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Writer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Utkarshini Vashishtha, Hussain Zaidi
Genre: Biographical Crime Drama
Release Date: 25 February 2022

Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times: - | 8/10
Alia puts together quite an impressive show. Her nearly perfect diction, dialect, expressions and how she emotes anger, rage, happiness and helplessness leave you in awe of her screen presence ... Full Review

Ronak Kotecha | Times of India: 3.5/5 | 7/10
If you’re seeking a real peek into Gangubai’s life, also known as Mumbai’s Mafia Queen, then you will be left yearning for more. But even with whatever is packed into this drama, there are enough moments that will draw you into this world where nights seem endless and the lights never fade ... Full Review

Sonil Dedhia | News18: - | 7.5/10
Alia Bhatt practically disappears into the character of Gangubai Kathiawadi. There's a hard-to-miss intensity in her eyes, and tenacity in her voice ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 7/10
A Celebration Of The Art And Anguish Of Being A Woman. Sanjay, his A-list team and Alia manage to make us share Gangu’s loneliness, her ache and her steely resilience ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: - | 5.5/10
The first half is intimate and specific, the second half suddenly reminds the film that it is in fact a bland biographical drama ... Full Review

Komal Nahta | Film Information: - | 8/10
Gangubai Kathiawadi is a definite box-office winner. It is a superb human drama which will do well, more so in the big cities and multiplexes. The film holds special appeal for the ladies. It has the potential to do hit business in some circuits ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3/5 | 6/10
Alia Bhatt makes this Sanjay Leela Bhansali spectacle real, is the kind of old-fashioned dialogue-heavy, sentiment-on-sleeve film which Bollywood is forgetting how to make ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Gangubai Kathiawadi is a powerful saga that boasts of a career best performance by Alia Bhatt. The film has the potential to bring audiences back to the theatres ... Full Review

Taran Adarsh: 4/5 | 8/10
BRILLIANT. #SLB is a magician, gets it right yet again... Powerful story + terrific moments + bravura performances [#AliaBhatt is beyond fantastic, #AjayDevgn outstanding]... UNMISSABLE ... Full Review

Shubham Kulkarni | Koimoi: 4/5 | 8/10
It’s Sanjay Leela Bhansali trying to change his style and evolve as a filmmaker after 3 back to back blockbusters. Alia Bhatt helps him with her immaculate acting and attitude. You will definitely miss out on a gem if you don’t watch it on the big screen. Bhatt has set the benchmark for the future Bhansali actors too high! ... Full Review

FirstPost: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Alia Bhatt's luminous presence and performance in the title role hold up the narrative even when Bhansali succumbs to his life-long temptation to pat, primp and pretty up the grubbiest settings in his films ... Full Review

The Hindu: - | 8/10
This is easily Bhansali at his best as he has been able to marry craft with content; here, he attempts a Pakeezah for the millennials and almost succeeds ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Something in Alia has surely changed after Gangubai. Her entire performance is about proving to herself and not to the world what she can do. And there can be no better artistic evolution than that ... Full Review

DNAIndia: 4/5 | 8/10
Alia Bhatt's magnificent performance will leave you spellbound. The conviction with which Alia Bhatt has soaked every bit of Gangubai Kathiawadi is relayed via her body language, voice, dialogue delivery, adayegi ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 7/10
Alia Bhatt is mesmerising from word go, mounting a charm offensive that is hard to resist. Effortlessly handling pages of bombastic dialogue as well as expressive dialogue-free moments, Bhatt throws herself into the Gangubai mythos ... Full Review

Deccan Herald: 4/5 | 8/10
Sensible portrayal of darkness, survival, existence, battle. It is also a powerful voice of the voiceless who are merely used and thrown only to be treated like trash ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Alia Bhatt owns the film from the first frame. It’s as if she was born for the role. The scene where she romances Afsaan in the car, conveying a wealth of emotions without saying anything is so natural and fluid you forget you’re watching a film ... Full Review

Peter Bradshaw | The Guardian: 4/5 | 8/10
There is an entertainingly brazen quality to this movie, a brashness and recklessness to go with the mawkishness: it has a storytelling killer instinct ... Full Review

Cinema Express: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Empty Bhansali elegance. Alia Bhatt essays 60s mafia queen Gangubai in a vague, all-too-adoring biopic ... Full Review

123 Telugu: 2.75/5 | 5.5/10
Gangubai Kathiawadi is a film that has a very good setting. Alia Bhatt gives an award winning performance but the pace of the film is slow. The needed drama is missing most of the time but Alia Bhatt is the savior and makes sure that you can give the film a shot at least for her ... Full Review

Ravi Bule | ABP Live: 2.5/5 | 5/10
भंसाली की मजबूत फिल्मोग्राफी में ये है कमजोर कड़ी, मेहनत कर के भी आलिया साबित हुईं औसत ... Full Review

Zoom TV: 5/5 | 10/10
And to end it, the grandiose retelling of a tale that seldom finds voice in mainstream society is what will put Gangubai Kathiawadi into the pages of cinematic history –that and Alia Bhatt’s stellar acting ... Full Review

The Week: 3/5 | 6/10
Alia Bhatt aces her toughest test. The movie is definitely worth a watch, though not quite a masterpiece ... Full Review

Stutee Ghosh | The Quint: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Alia however does full justice to her character faultless as she is playing Gangubai. Suffice to say it is one of her finest performances ... Full Review

Shomini Sen | WIONews: - | 7/10
Gangubai Kathiawadi scores over and above the obvious- for its performances, for a distinctly feminist voice, for re-telling a story about a section that is always overlooked in Indian society ... Full Review

PinkVilla: 3.5/5 | 7/10
While the mafia queen's land may not be entirely satisfactory, Alia Bhatt and the cast performance, Bhansali's visuals and a sneak peek into this brutal world makes it a definite watch ... Full Review

Outlook India: 3/5 | 6/10
Alia Bhatt's Shining Performance Overshadows The Predictable Storyline ... Full Review

Arre: - | 6/10
Alia Bhatt single-handedly shoulders this Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, and while her performance is the key takeaway you can’t help but feel that the script and writing could have helped her better ... Full Review

Mashable: 4.5/5 | 9/10
It is nothing short of cinematic magic that is bound to pull people back to the theatres. The film which is based on the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai by S. Hussain Zaidi, revolves around the life, hardships and milestones of Ganga (Bhatt) who goes on to become Gangubai – The Matriarch of Kamathipura. And it does in a way to elicit claps and applauds with fine performances. Especially by the actress who will keep you glued to your seats, flinching, crying and laughing along with her. Read the full review to find out by how she beats her own benchmark ... Full Review

Subhash K Jha | IWM Buzz: 5/5 | 10/10
Is Beyond A Masterpiece. This is a film that will be talked about for a very long time.It’s a work of many splendours. It is also proof, again, that there is no one like Bhansali. Or Alia Bhatt ... Full Review