Recently watched Gulabo Sitabo and the movie was truly though-provoking. The brilliant performance by the caste and gripping story line is going to stay with us for a long time and here are some of the most random thoughts I had while watching the movie.

gulabo sitabo movie poster with amitabh bachchan and ayushman khurrana
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First scene of Gulabo Sitabo oddly reminded me of Harry Potter’s opening scene lol. Idk, but I almost thought Amitabh Bachchan will take out his Deluminator like Dumbledore.

no? ok.

amitabh bachchan removing a bulb in a still from the movie
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So, Fatima Mahal is the place where all the main characters reside and the rent for a family there is, wait for it, 30 rupees a month.

30 RUPEES A MONTH!

30 R U P E E S  A MONTH!

Ayshmann Khurrana in a scene from gulabo sitabo stanfing in the house
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Meanwhile Mumbaikars,

a kid with text saying dil se bura lagta hai bhai please bhai
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When Ayushmann Khurrana said, “Tum log ek saal mein 4 saal kaise badh jaate ho? Thoda waqt to do paisa jama karne ke liye.” It hit on a personal level. I couldn’t help but glance towards my father eating bhindi masala and feel a tinge of guilt.

ayushmann khurrana talking to bhis two sisters sitting on the bed in a still from the movie
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Man, how does he do it. Amitabh Bachchan is amazing. I haven’t even finished it yet, but I’m sure it’s gonna be a memorable performance which is visible even under a thick layer of prosthetic makeup and a fake nose.

Taaliyan bajti rehni chahiye.

A close up look of amitabh bachchan in his character as mirza in a still from the movie
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Kinda like the subtlety of the narrative; even serious issues are camouflaged under a light-hearted depiction and a layer of humour.

Juhi Chaturvedi is amazing!

Amitabh bachchan and ayushman khurrana staning in a still from the movie
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Instantly thought about the viral videos of a sadhu singing, “kya le ke aayo re jagme” when the movie’s version of the song started playing. Really glad they included this folk song.

Also check out the viral video if you haven’t, it’s SO beautiful.

a sadhu playing two instruments in a still from the video of him reciting a hymn
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In a movie that has talents like Amitabh Bachchan & Ayushmann khurrana, it’s 87 yo Farrukh Jaffar that takes the cake. Quite literally!

Want to be as rad as her when I’m this old tbh.

Farukhh jaffar aka begum waving to someone in a still from the movie
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The film strongly criticizes the materialistic approach of life and how properties and possessions become worthless if life doesn’t want us to have them. This realization happens with the help of fateful events and painful changes which again has been cleverly masked under a veil of humour which is the best thing about the movie.

Pacing might feel slow, but if you give it some time, it grows on you.

amitabh bachchan holding a jar of pickles and ayushman khurrana sitting on a cot in a still from the movie
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A must watch with your full family! 

Stream it now on amazonprimevideo.com .