The period drama Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is doing phenomenally well at the box office. Alia Bhatt played the lead role of Gangubai in the film. The film, based on a chapter in S Hussain Zaidi’s book ‘Mafia Queens and Mumbai’, faced much criticism before its release. The large audience, which has always expressed its anger at Bollywood’s nepotism on social media, especially Twitter, called the film garbage. Calls were made not to see the film. However, based on Gangubai’s box office grossing reports, it seems that the hatred of people in theaters has no effect on Alia’s film.
On the first day, the film opened at the domestic box office with Rs 10.50 crore. On the second day too, the film earned more than 13 million rupees. There is also very good business news on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from the Americas, Canada, Australia, UK and New Zealand. The film has made a business of more than five million rupees. Much of the income from Bollywood movies also comes from the Gulf countries. However, updates on the film and its collection have yet to appear in this area. The box office is a clear proof that the film is winning the affection of the public in theaters.
Alia Bhatt is in the main character of Gangubai. Photo courtesy of Gangubai Kathiawadi and IMDb.Digital Releases Get More Influence On IMDb
Although the movie, which is looking strong at the box office, is proving to be weak in the IMDb ratings. The film’s rating on IMDb is only 4.2 out of 10. More than 8,500 registered users have rated the film here. It can be considered as average. Usually, the ratings of the movies that are commented on look much better here. However, during the epidemic, most of the same movies that got the highest ratings here were released directly on OTT. Especially Jaibhim, Sardar Udham, Mimi and Shershah from last year were the highest rated movies. The IMDb rating of these films was 9+ at the time of release.
Recently, Deepika Padukone’s Dehheyan (OTT) and Rajkumar Rao’s Badhaai Do were released simultaneously. The depth in both movies was better on IMDb. Deepika’s movie buzz was also a high and digital movie. There is more participation in the IMDb platform with respect to movies released in digital format.
What about Gangubai in the IMDb ratings?
There are also over 380 user reviews of Gangubai Kathiawadi on IMDb. By the way, ratings aside, most reviews are in favor of Alia’s movie. Many audiences here have praised the film. Some wrote that they are not fans of Alia Bhatt but they liked the movie and her performance in it. Some even said that Bhansali had chosen a risky subject to make the film. But her work as Gangubai can be praised. She has managed to keep the movie entertaining and the performances of the cast have given it a different height. Many people also like the work of Vijay Raj, Ajay Devgan and Jim Sarbh.
Why do people want to see Huma instead of Alia?
By the way, many even wrote very bad reviews and called the film an accident. One viewer wrote that the film’s camera work is very good, but poor storytelling ruined the film. There is no proper story in the movie and it turns out to be an average movie. The director failed to adequately open up the layers of sex workers’ lives. One user wrote that the audience couldn’t feel any emotional connection to the movie. Alia’s casting as Gangubai disappoints. It would have been better if Huma Qureshi had been given the role of Gangubai instead of Alia. Calling the film poor quality, one user wrote that Alia tried to play the role of a woman in a masculine way. But she came out in a very bad way. The story of the film was pulled by force. Bhansali’s direction was also very bad. It’s silly to spend money on this movie.
What is the meaning of ratings and reviews on IMDb?
It doesn’t matter as far as the good or bad rating of a movie on IMDb. It has been seen many times on this internet platform that very successful movies look average here. While many movies whose business has been very bad, here they look very strong. That is, IMDb cannot be considered as a measure of the success or failure of any movie. It is simply an online database where registered users rate and give reviews between zero and 10 points for movies, TV, video, and digital streaming. This platform seems essential to guess the likes and dislikes of the audience. By the way, even from the ratings found here, they can’t be said to be absolutely accurate. The ratings and reviews here may also be sponsored or motivated by any other reason, for or against.