Gulaab Gang - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Something that could have had so much meat and punch, becomes just another common (wo)man vs. system film.



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33 reviewers have given Gulaab Gang an average rating of 2.1/5.0 (?)

6 yays
11 nays
16 so-so

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So-So by Priyanka Kapoor, Apun Ka Choice ... If only the ladies had the material good enough for their talent, Gulaab Gang might have been a powerful tale. Such as it is, the film is strictly one-time watch.... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ... GULAAB GANG - Watch it for the powerful clashes and a shockingly new Juhi along with the stunning Madhuri.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...GULAAB GANG is well-intentioned with several powerful moments, especially towards the second half. The game of power and politics is well captured too. Additionally, the bravura performances of Madhuri and Juhi add immense weightage to the film. Watch it! ... full review

Thumbs up by Vinod Talreja , Bollywood Life ...Talking of the shortcomings, having way too many songs in such a serious film is not happening at all. There’s a song at every juncture, which might irritate you a bit. No complaints other than that.... full review

So-So by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ... Good versus Evil. Madhuri Dixit-Nene versus Juhi Chawla ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Juhi Chawla steals every scene she is in, while Madhuri Dixit struggles with an ill-defined role; her only brief seems to have been “be a heroine” so she wears an ‘R’ shaped bindi, lots of kohl, sets her hair in waves and has a kid pay tribute to her stardom by humming “Ek Do Teen.” The best bits of this film are in the promos—that’s all there is to it.... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...If you don’t want to miss the fireworks between Madhuri and Juhi, then this would be the perfect weekend outing for you. Also, clubbed with some desi masala added by Madhuri’s colourful ‘sena’ the film is certainly one time watch, if not ‘paisa vasool’.... full review

So-So by Subhash K. Jha, Deccan Chronicle ...Visually the film is seductive – pink saris in sepia dehaat — but its message is scary. While I had severe problems with its glorification of vigilante justice, there were a few moments when I was both thrilled and moved. I am ashamed.... full review

Thumbs up by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini ...Masala, Action and message, an almost complete package there! ... full review

Thumbs down by Inspector VIjay, Desi Martini ...Skip it, theres Queen to watch...... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...Strictly for Madhuri and Juhi fans.... full review

So-So by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Admittedly, Gulaab Gang is unabashedly mainstream. That it manages to let a few nuances slip through the cracks is a minor triumph.... full review

So-So by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare ...What could have been a deeply sensitive film about the fight of rural women for a better life is reduced to a superficial product... full review

So-So by Deepanjana Pal , FirstPost ...Gulaab Gang is exactly what its director wants it to be — yet another chip off the Bollywood block, just one that's pretty in pink... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, ...Gulaab Gang is a disappointment, but it is an important movie, to be sure. For one, it brings to us the two rivals of a bygone era, whose performances alone are worth watching the movie for. Secondly, a women-oriented movie is in vogue now, and these women beat up and fight, too. It could have been a masala ... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...Even after Madamji wins the elections (there was no voting) the drama continues. You wonder when the film will end! ... full review

Thumbs down by Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times ...There are several cliches and loopholes like this in the film but it is an entertaining potboiler nonetheless. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...And if you must watch this film, watch it for Juhi Chawla's inspired performance; it's the only bright spot in Gulaab Gang. I'm going with one-and-a-half out of five. Muddled and forgettable. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Gulab Gang’ is actually the old-style good vs evil story... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...Gulaab Gang has been made with the aim of showcasing womanhood and the power of women in India, but all the gyanbaazi comes across as fake and hypocritical. ... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Gulaab Gang is not unforgettable but not unwatchable either.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-saha, MiD DAY ...Debutant director Soumik Sen would have been better off making a masala film where a male hero beats up dozens of villain?s cronies and everyone goes home happy. That way, there wouldn't be any false expectations. This one is as fake as a pink elephant.... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...Ultimately though, what one takes home the performances of Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla. Well intentioned with some good dramatic encounters, Gulaab Gang offers a different story with good entertainment. ... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Well there is some good dramatic dum in this film especially in the clash scenes between Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla. The women power theme is well said but the film ends up being a mix mash product of two genres (Realistic cinema and Masala Entertainers) and the combination which could have been great, turns out being a relatively confused and average product.... full review

Thumbs down by Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror ...I guess it was entertaining in a meditative way...shots of tea in cups, or through window grills...funny editing...... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Women, Madhuri and Juhi included, certainly deserve better.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Gulaab Gang is a half baked attempt to present a gritty action drama. A movie which wastes potential of two brilliant actresses. ... full review

So-So by Savera R Someshwar, Rediff ...And for Divya Jagdale and Priyanka Bose who stand out with their performances. Take a bow, ladies!... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...If you can forgive its sizeable flaws, the film is watchable largely for Juhi Chawla, and the few scenes where her face-off with Madhuri Dixit has sizzle. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...The movie was finally released after the Delhi High Court revised its order to stay the release on Sampat's request. Overall, a wonderful new flick and a great watch!! Read more at full review

Thumbs up by Jyothi Venkatesh, Star Blockbuster ...Though the frequent songs before the interval come quick and that too pointlessly and disrupt the pace of the film, the second part is relatively smoother. On the whole, Gulab Gang is an engrossing film which you will never be able to forget and a fun film for women empowerment ... full review

So-So by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...At one point, Rajjo asks a woman, "Soch soch ke kaahi maarte ho?" That goes for Gulaab Gang too... full review

So-So by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ...Gulaab Gang’ may not be a typical film meant to taste success at the Box Office. The film does speak about issues that need urgent attention, but may not be enough to draw people to the theatres. But Juhi Chawla’s performance in the film isn’t worth a miss. So watch it for her.... full review