At long last, the 2022 film Gangubai Kathiawadi is on Netflix and it’s everything we knew it would be and so, so much more.
Inspired by true events, Gangubai Kathiawadi is a re-telling of the life of Gangubai Kothewali, an Indian social activist who endlessly spoke up for sex worker’s rights throughout her life. A few of the details of how Kothewali came to be known as the powerhouse she was lost in history, but thanks to this title, audiences everywhere will come to know all about this unsung hero and come to appreciate her amazing endeavors.
This title is not one you’re going to want to miss. Read on to learn everything there is to know about Gangubai Kathiawadi.
Gangubai Kathiawadi synopsis
Ganga Jagjivandas (Alia Bhatt) was young when she fell in love with her boyfriend, Ramnik Lal, but this relationship quickly turned sour once Ramnik betrayed Ganga, selling her to a brothel to make ends meet for himself.
Now that her life took a turn for the worse, Ganga, a woman who once had big dreams of becoming an actress, now realized she had two options: risk her life to escape or accept her new life as a prostitute. With limited choices, Ganga chose the latter option. Rather than becoming yet another woman who was tricked into becoming someone she didn’t want to be, she took life by the reins and paved the way for both herself and thousands of those like her.
Also inspired by S. Hussain Zaidi’s novel Mafia Queens of Mumbai, the 2022 movie depicts the trials and tribulations Gangubai Kothewali faced prior to becoming an esteemed activist. The title also shows the many blessings that she came across on her journey.
Check out the official teaser trailer for Gangubai Kathiawadi right here.
Alongside Student of the Year actress Alia Bhatt, who plays the role of Ganga Jagjivandas in the film, are loads of more talented individuals.
The cast of Gangubai Kathiawadi features:
- Shantanu Maheshwari as Afsaan
- Varun Kapoor as Ramnik Lal
- Vijay Raaz as Raziabai
- Indira Tiwari as Kamli
- Seema Pahwa as Sheela Mausi
- Jim Sarbh as Journalist Amin Faizi
- Ajay Devgn as Rahim Lala
Trust us when we say that you’re not the only one marveling at this movie as thousands of viewers also were dying to see this movie, so much so that it’s currently sitting on Netflix’s top ten trending movie list.
Needless to say, Gangubai Kathiawadi is the one to watch so head to Netflix to begin streaming today.