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Gulabo Sitabo movie release LIVE UPDATES: Amitabh-starrer garners positive reviews

Gulabo Sitabo movie release and review: Here's what critics, celebrities and fans are saying about Gulabo Sitabo, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vijay Raaz and Brijendra Kala among others.

By: Entertainment Desk | Updated: June 13, 2020 8:16:44 am
Gulabo Sitabo Gulabo Sitabo is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead roles, Gulabo Sitabo is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film by Shoojit Sircar was earlier supposed to have a theatrical release, but due to the theaters being closed nationwide, the film has been released digitally.

Gulabo Sitabo is set in Lucknow. Here, Amitabh Bachchan plays Mirza who owns an old haveli. Khurrana plays his tenant Baanke who just won’t vacate the place. The film also stars Vijay Raaz and Brijendra Kala among others.

This is Ayushmann Khurrana’s second collaboration with Shoojit Sircar. Khurrana made his Hindi film debut with Sircar in Vicky Donor. Sircar and Amitabh Bachchan have earlier collaborated on films like Piku and Pink.

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Follow all the latest updates about Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Gulabo Sitabo.

17:06 (IST)12 Jun 2020
Our review: Amitabh Bachchan-starrer is a middling dramedy

The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta said in her review, "This is exactly the kind of space that writer Juhi Chaturvedi, long-time Sircar collaborator, is so good at filling up. Both Vicky Donor and Piku were delightful comedy of quotidian manners: the first gave Bollywood a new kind of hero in Khurrana; the second gave the Bengali alimentary canal the importance it deserves, through Bachchan’s elderly gent and his penchant for gelusil. Both proved, as well as the sombre outlier October, that the story is king."

Read Shubhra Gupta's full review of Gulabo Sitabo here

16:56 (IST)12 Jun 2020
Gulabo Sitabo is a mix bag: Manish Jain
16:40 (IST)12 Jun 2020
One of the best movies he ever made: Writer Taslima Nasreen
16:28 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Need patience to watch the movie'

A Twitter user named @lordgavesh wrote, "Quite a few acting masterpieces in small excerpts throughout the film. Begum was favorite character & Guddu was irritating. You need some patience to watch the movie in one sitting. Ending is satisfying but overall the movie is slow and has a week story. #GulaboSitabo"

16:14 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Thanks Ayushmann and Bachchan sir for entertaining us'

Twitter user @therunwayblogs wrote, "Just finished #Gulabositabo and just taking a moment to absorb what I saw thanku @ayushmannk and  @SrBachchan sir for doing such a great role and entertaining us in such time when we need it the most #GulaboSitaboreview"

15:57 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Watch it with family'

Twitter user @Puranatiger posted, "Amitabh and Ayushman both have done a marvelous job making me laugh to ribs cracking level..great movie, can watch it with family.. I could feel every moment of shooting from my city. #Lucknow Master piece from @SrBachchan #GulaboSitabo review."

15:46 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Realistic dramedy'

Trade analyst Joginder Tuteja tweeted, "#GulaboSitabo has the kind of simplicity which reminds of #KathaSagar, famous original series at #Doordarshan. Realistic dramedy where @SrBachchan & @Ayushmannk totally deconstruct themselves, it’s yet another original film by @ShoojitSircar @ronnielahiri #SheelKumar ⭐⭐⭐1/2"

15:24 (IST)12 Jun 2020
Anurag Kashyap is all praise for the team

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap tweeted, "“Gulaabo Sitaabo” is just so much fun .. loved the old Lucknow, Juhi -Shoojit-Ronnie-Avik is the best team .."

14:43 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Exceptional performances'

Twitter user @tushartiwari199 wrote, "Here is the review- #GulaboSitabo is Boring but the Acting of @ayushmannk and @SrBachchan along with Vijay raaz and Bijendra Kala is exceptional. Since it on Prime, fast forward in between coz its Slow AF. End mein Sabka kat-ta hai jo Lalach k piche hota hai.
Rating- 2.5/5 stars."

14:20 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Bachchan and SRK will be remembered for experimenting with their roles'

Filmmaker Vishal Mishra tweeted, "Two biggest superstars of Bollywood, @SrBachchan & @iamsrk will always be remembered for experimenting with their roles and extending their boundaries as actors #zero #fan #gulabositabo #paa. We are lucky & grateful to live in an era where we can enjoy their on-screen magic!"

13:59 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Amitabh Bachchan's best work'

Writer Arnab Ray tweeted, "Is #GulaboSitabo one of @SrBachchan‘s best works? Yes it is."

13:41 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Star of Gulabo Sitabo is writer Juhi Chaturvedi'

Writer Aseem Chhabra tweeted, "The biggest star of @ShoojitSircar’s absolutely delightful, quirky and hilarious film #GulaboSitabo is #JuhiChaturvedi - her clever story, screenplay and killer dialogues. How does she get these wonderful ideas every time, where does she find her characters?"

13:11 (IST)12 Jun 2020
Ayushmann Khurrana wrote a heart warming note on how Amitabh Bachchan inspired him

Ayushmann Khurrana on Friday tweeted a beautiful note addressing Amitabh Bachchan, and how the megastar inspired him and several other aspiring actors with his work. The translation to his Hindi tweet reads:

“Whenever a young person in our country wants to step into the field of acting, his goal is Amitabh Bachchan. There was a dialogue in my last film that ‘Bachchan can’t be made, you are just born Bachchan’. As a child when I saw ‘Hum’ in Neelam cinema in Chandigarh and saw the big Bachchan (he is lovingly called Big B) on the Big screen; I felt such a surge of energy within me and that’s when I decided that I will become an actor.

My first TV shoot was done in Mukesh Mills and this was the place where Jumma Chumma De De from Hum was shot! That day I got the 'I have arrived’ feeling. If this was the situation back then, you might be thinking what feeling I must be going through today!

In Gulabo Sitabo, this celebrity stood before me as a 'co' artist and the attitude of our characters in the film was such that we had to 'endure' each other a lot. In reality, I cannot say anything to such a big star like him. I would like to thank Shoojit Da for this amazing experience for showing me in the same frame with a superhero like Amitabh Bachchan. You are my Guru, I have reached here by holding your hand!"

12:54 (IST)12 Jun 2020
Here's Ayushmann Khurrana's tweet for co-actor Amitabh Bachchan
12:38 (IST)12 Jun 2020
Shoojit Sircar responded to KRK's tweet
12:21 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Gulabo Sitabo is a treasure trove'

Entrepreneur Shruti Kapoor tweeted, "They say Movie camera are art in motion! #GulaboSitabo is a must watch beautiful art. A treasure trove. What cinematography, satire & acting! Couldn’t take eyes for even a min. Amitabhji, Ayushmann your acting made this story so real that in the end, all I wanted to do was hug you both."

12:02 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Perfect entertainer'

Twitter user @thedpkgodhan posted, '#GulaboSitabo #GulaboSitaboreview Perfect entertainer totally living upto expectations n should pave way 4 more movies to relese on ott platforms. Truly a winner ⭐⭐⭐⭐ @ayushmannk and @SrBachchan both brilliant... @ShoojitSircar gets it right #AmazonPrimeVideo'

11:42 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Socially relevant and topical'

Kaushik LM tweeted, "#GulaboSitabo: The film is socially relevant & topical - the desperate housing situation of lower income groups is a universal phenomenon. The film entertains towards the end with few unexpected twists & the quirky final scene with the chair, but is a drag for substantial parts!"

11:25 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Takes its own sweet time to kick on'

Twitter user @BardOfBread wrote, "An hour into #GulaboSitabo. It’s taking its own sweet time to kick on. But keeping me interested nonetheless. No one like @SrBachchan when it comes to accents and dialects and voice modulations."

11:08 (IST)12 Jun 2020
'Shoojit Sircar's weakest film ever'

Trade analyst Rohit Jaiswal tweeted, "#GulaboSitabo 1*/5 Saridon Required, terrible writing, miserable execution, and slow pace makes it a boring film, foggy vision of director plays the biggest spoiler, it is Shoojit Sarkar weakest film ever, both Ayushman and Amit ji performance is just basic. #GulaboSitaboReview"

Gulabo Sitabo writer Juhi Chaturvedi was accused of plagiarism, but these were vehemently denied by the film's team. They issued a statement regarding the same that read, "To begin with, Juhi’s concept for the film was registered in 2018, much before the contest. Furthermore, Juhi never received a copy of the supposedly copied script. This has been independently confirmed by the script writing contest organizers as well. Lastly, our film’s story is different from that sent out in the notice. It is surprising how grave allegations are being made solely on the basis of a 2 minute 41 second trailer."