Director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has unveiled two new character posters from his much-anticipated film, Gangubai Kathiawadi.
The creatives reveal superstar, Ajay Devgn, in his screen avatar in the film for the first time, alongside a new character depiction of leading lady in the titular role, Alia Bhatt.
Synonymous with bringing iconic and timeless characters to life onscreen in each of his films, the latest images to be released by the filmmaker continue to build the buzz ahead of the film’s World Premiere at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival on 16th February.
Followed thereafter by its worldwide, theatrical release on 25th February. Depicted in the filmmaker’s inimitable style. The screen avatars are all set to join the hall of fame of global cinema’s most iconic characters alongside many of the multi award-winning director’s earlier filmic creations.
Gangubai Kathiawadi has been chosen to be screened as part of Berlinale Special, a segment of the film festival that is dedicated to showcasing exemplary cinema from across the globe. This year’s selections are films that have been shot during the pandemic. As Sanjay Leela Bhansali completed the film against the backdrop of pandemic challenges in his milestone, 25th anniversary year in the world of cinema, his tenth film, Gangubai Kathiawadi, has been of particular significance.
Speaking about the film’s selection at Berlin Film Festival, Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director, Berlin International Film Festival said,
“We are happy to premiere Gangubai Kathiawadi and continue the tradition of the Berlin Film Festival being a special setting for Indian movies. This time with a film that joins the usual craft in shaping camera movement and the choreography of bodies with a subject that is socially relevant, not only in India. From the very beginning we were taken by the story of Gangubai, an exceptional woman dragged into exceptional circumstances.”
Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Dr. Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios), the film is all set to release theatrically on 25th February 2022