Gulaal (2009)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Social, Drama
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Review Summary: GULAAL is interesting in parts. The film may appeal to those looking for a change from the run-of-the-mill fares week after week.

Average Critic Rating: (2.85)
Cast: Kay Kay Menon , Raj Singh Chaudhary , Abhimanyu Shekhar Singh , Mahie Gill , Deepak Dobriyal , Jessy Randhawa , Aditya Srivastav , Pankaj Jha , Mukesh Bhatt , Piyush Mishra , Ayesha Mohan , Seema Rehmani , Jyoti Dogra , Neel Guha , Chittaranjan Giri
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Release Date: 13 Mar 2009

Plot: In the fictional town of Rajpur, Dilip ( Raj Singh Chaudhary ), a law student who is a Rajput from Bikaner, and his faithful servant, Bhanwar (Mukesh Bhatt), secure housing in an old, run-down British-era pub. Here Dilip meets Rananjay Singh 'Ransa' ( Abhimanyu Singh ), a prince who despises Read more

Gulaal - Top Reviews

GULAAL is interesting in parts. The film may appeal to those looking for a change from the run-of-the-mill fares week after week.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Shrewd politicking
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Anurag Kashyap leaves behind the 'emotional atyachar' of 'Dev D' for an equally violent and chaotic world of student politics in 'Gulaal'.
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
Too much Democracy can go to your head.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
So for interminable stretches, the narrative wanders along aimlessly through more murders, an abortion, angst and tears. A fatal flaw is Dilip Singh’s character, which never comes as fully alive as Ransa or Dukki Bana or even Duki Bana’s lieutenant Bhatti
Anupama Chopra, NDTV 
In a film about grassroots politics situated in the Rajasthan to Bihar periphery, the film must have all/some of the following: A central god-like leader (in Omkara it was Omkara; here it’s Dukey Bana).
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Accuse him of thinking abstract, but you cannot accuse Anurag Kashyap of following the stereotype.
Taran Adarsh, SIFY
The start is tremendous. 'Aarambh hai prachand,' intone Piyush Mishra and Rahul Ram as the warrior readies for battle in Aarambh, the opening track of the album.
Raja Sen, Rediff 

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Gulaal - All Reviews

Gulaal is a must watch. It doesn't hold universal appeal nor is it a typical Bollywood entertainer. The film is different engrossing and pure quality. Hats off to the director - Anurag Kashyap - the face of changing cinema.
Ashok Nayak, Now Running
Namita Gupta, Mid-Day
The story is told through two main protagonists, Dileep Singh (Raja Singh Chaudhury) and Dukey Bana (Kay Kay Menon). While Dileep gets entangled in the corrupt world of politics and infatuated love when he comes to study Law in Rajpur, Dukey Bana on the o
Bhargav Saikia, Planet Bollywood
Strictly for miniscule groups.
India Glitz
But one is ready to forgive, faced by the brilliance of much of this film. Gulaal has been a long time in the making — seven difficult years — but the delay has, if anything, added depth to this tale, told with great passion, craft and daring by Kashyap.
Shashi Baliga, Hindustan Times 
Movie Review : GulaalDirector : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Anurag Kashyap  Piyush Mishra  Piyush Mishra  Deepak Dobriyal, Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastav, Piyush Mishra, Ayesha Mohan, Jesse Randhawa and Mahi GillGulaal Movie Review March 13, 2009 5:27:31
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
le of politics, the story is set on the backdrop of Jaipur city and here comes Dileep (Raj Singh) to study. He gets to meet people like Jadwal (Pankaj Jha), Kiran (Ayesha), Dukey Bana (Kay Kay), Anuja (Jesse Randhawa), and most importantly Ransa (Abhimany
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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Gulaal is thought-provoking and has the power to engage you at various points of the narrative. Honestly, it takes time to get the hang of things. Actually, you don''t take to the sundry characters and th
Okay, so the verdict. Gulaal is exciting for many reasons. Gulaal has been in the making since 2001 and because of production reasons had a delayed release. Additionally, it proves a fact that critics have been saying in the recent past: Anurag Kashyap is
Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice