[Update: Now With English Subs!] Soumik Sen's GULAAB GANG Trailer Comes Out Swinging!
Gulaab Gang is the real(ish) story of India's version of the Guardian Angels, the Gulaabi Gang (or Pink Sari gang). The Gulaabi Gang are a group of women who patrol areas attempting to keep women safe from unwanted harassment and even sexual assault, which is unfortunately somewhat common in rural India. The group is perhaps the most famous for their use of lathis, a traditional Indian fighting stick sometimes carried by the police for crowd control purposes. This stick fighting is obviously the most cinematic part of the Pink Sari gang's actions, but they work on a smaller scale, as well.
Gulaab Gang stars two of Bollywood's best loved female film stars, Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, both of whom have been scarce on screen over the last decade. As much as we in the West prize youth over experience in our actresses, in India the cultural interest in "aging" female performers is even more pronounced. Actresses often leave the profession after marriage, and those who manage to stay an actress after exchanging vows will often leave after having children. It isn't always the case, but it has robbed India of some of its greatest performers. Thankfully, Madhuri is on the way back with her current film Dedh Ishquiya, and Juhi has been taking higher profile roles lately as well.
Madhuri and Juhi square off in this first trailer for Gulaab Gang, which opens in theaters March 7th.
It's time to witness the power of pink! This Women's Day, two icons of Indian cinema come together on the big screen to create a revolution... are you joining Gulaab Gang?
Here's presenting the trailer of Gulaab Gang, presented by Bharat Shah, produced by Anubhav Sinha and directed by Soumik Sen, starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla in never-seen-before avatars. Releasing 7th Mar 2014.
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