There is a way to see a city when you are a tourist. And there is a way you see the city when you are a voyeur. And there is a way you see the city when you want to make a film. How does 'Gulabo Sitabo' film look at the city of Lucknow?
Amitabh Bachchan does it yet again in Gulabo Sitabo grabbing the eyeballs by the force of his consummate performance despite the languid pace of the narrative. But that may not be enough for the film, considering the fact that it is a collaboration of the same team, which has delivered some immensely uplifting movies in the past eight years.
The Bachchans, the Khans and the Kapoors are missing. The support to the protesting citizens came from actors and filmmakers who aren’t considered to be in the big league. But the real heroes are the ones who came to ground zero.
Dharmendra has never been as methodical as Bachchan in his career. He has often chosen his movies because of his personal relationships and paid the price for paying heed to his heart and not his mind.