Critics and audience favorite Gangubai Kathiawadi is considered to be Alia’s best performance till now. From industry insiders to the audience, the film has been equally appreciated by all.
MUMBAI: The much-awaited film Gangubai Kathiawadi, starring Alia Bhatt in the lead role, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, opened to a bumper opening day on the big screen this Friday.
The film has made a strong opening with 10.5 crores on the first day and is expected to climb higher over the weekend, especially in metro cities. Advance booking was also phenomenal, leading to an increase in the opening figures of the film.
Alia Bhatt starrer The film opened with double digits despite having 50% occupancy in cinemas in most cities (especially Mumbai and Delhi), and surpassed all expectations despite limited night shows. The focused film proves to be the opening.
Critics and audience favorite Gangubai Kathiawadi is considered to be Alia’s best performance till no. From industry insiders to the audience, the film has been equally appreciated by all.
Calling it a solid start for the film, a trade website said, “Alia Bhatt is undoubtedly the top female star today.”
Vicky Kaushal was in attendance at the special screening of the film. He said, “Absolutely shaken by the stupendous talent being displayed in this film. Sanjay sir you are master! And Alia Bhatt Mujhse Nahi Aapke Baar Mein Kya Kahoon… You are astoundingly amazing as Gangu! Salute”.
Anil Kapoor also posted on Twitter, “The world created by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Gangubai Kathiawadi is mesmerizing! It’s like seeing photography, music, dialogue, poetry in motion! Alia is exaggerated, in a word! I am still intrigued by the sights and voices of Gangubai. What a great one!
Netizens have also appreciated Alia’s amazing performance. One user tweeted, “I am sure this film has broken all records so I just watched #GangubaiKathiawadi’s FDFS, and good luck I can’t stop praising Alia’s performance as Gangubai Could!”
The film also stars Ajay Devgn, Vijay Raaz and Shantanu Maheshwari.