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  • ...is well-intentioned with several powerful moments...

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  • Considering the subject's intense power and the charisma of these stars, the movie's hesitation with how to proceed stands out.

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  • ...for a film that is about women who have risen above their harrowed circumstances to help society, Gulaab Gang film has a glaring, irredeemable flaw. The makers claim it is a work of fiction. Yes, there are fictional elements but the kernel and the tale, clearly, is Sampat Pal Devi and her Gulabi Gang. She deserved a bow.

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  • Something that could have had so much meat and punch, becomes just another common (wo)man vs. system film.

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  • There are several cliches and loopholes like this in the film but it is an entertaining potboiler nonetheless.

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  • Visually the film is seductive – pink saris in sepia dehaat — but its message is scary. While I had severe problems with its glorification of vigilante justice, there were a few moments when I was both thrilled and moved.

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  • If you can forgive its sizeable flaws, the film is watchable largely for Juhi Chawla, and the few scenes where her face-off with Madhuri Dixit has sizzle.

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  • It could have become a memorable film like Mirchi and Mrityudand but in trying to be commercial, the film loses it's flavour.

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  • Women who weave their own pink saris and are determined to put all pigs in their place, even if they are in the make-believe world of Gulaab Gang, should be the last people to enforce a stereotype that Hindi films have perpetuated for decades.

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  • It doesn't take long to realise that Gulaab Gang has adopted a familiar route. A wrong is committed. There's the search for justice. It is achieved with fierce fighting. And then there's a song to celebrate the good times.

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  • For a real dose of women empowerment, watch Gulabi Gang, a terrific documentary on Sampat Pal, which is still running in select theaters. Gulaab Gang is the masala remix.

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  • Soumik Sen would have been better off making a masala film where a male hero beats up dozens of villain's cronies and everyone goes home happy. That way, there wouldn't be any false expectations. This one is as fake as a pink elephant.

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  • ...a half baked attempt to present a gritty action drama. A movie which wastes potential of two brilliant actresses.

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  • ...has far too many flaws to be overlooked and even the might of Juhi Chawla and Madhuri Dixit cannot save this film.

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  • Muddled and forgettable.

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  • Of all the tributes to Sampat Pal’s debatable feminist politics, this one is the narrowest, and the silliest.

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  • Two big names with proven credentials in Hindi Cinema; a subject on women power. A win-win combination for any director. It's not possible to go downhill from here. But that is precisely where director Soumik Sen goes from here. He is in a tearing hurry to make a hash of things.

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  • ...is as make-believe as make-believe can get.

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  • ...its execution makes Gulaab Gang a difficult film to sit through.

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  • What could have been a deeply sensitive film about the fight of rural women for a better life is reduced to a superficial product.

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  • I walked into Soumik Sen’s Gulaab Gang expecting a fiery feminist drama. I walked out having watched a Tamil/Telugu mass-hero masala movie – only, with women.

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