Gulabo Sitabo is one of the most interesting Bollywood movies of 2020. Bringing together the quirky duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana for the first time ever, Gulabo Sitabo has been directed by veteran Hindi film director Shoojit Sircar. Gulabo Sitabo release date in India is about three months away and here are all the details you need to know about the Bollywood movie.
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Gulabo Sitabo release date / Gulabo Sitabo release date in India
Update 3: Gulabo Sitabo release date in Prime Video is June 12. It will be a digital-exclusive release. This decision has caused major uproar among movie theater companies.
Update 2: Entire shoot schedule and post production for Gulabo Sitabo have been completed. First copy is out. Expect a release by June-July 2020.
Gulabo Sitabo release date in India is April 17, 2020, which is in about 3 months from now. The original release date was set at April 24, 2020, but was recently pulled back by a week.
The timeline of the movie's development begins in May 2019 when director Shoojit Sircar and Juhi Chaturvedi announced that they had started working on the Gulabo Sitabo script. Filming began in June 2019 in Lucknow, and was wrapped up by the end of July 2019.
Update: Another Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Chehre release date has been pushed to July 2020 to avoid a clash with Gulabo Sitabo in April.
Gulabo Sitabo cast
While the team hasn't yet revealed Gulabo Sitabo full cast details, the lead actors portraying the main characters are out. Ayushmann Khurrana comes back after his last hit Bala, playing the role of Sunil Kumar Shukla 'Danish' aka Sitabo in his next. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is also in the lead role playing Prakash Nath Dwivedi 'Munish' aka Gulabo.
Nalneesh Neel will be seen playin the role of Digvijay Dutta, while Tina Bhatia has been roped in to play Dulhin. Mayank Kumar is expected to portray the role of Ameen. However, what relation these characters have with each other is not known yet.
Gulabo Sitabo story / Gulabo Sitabo plot
Gulabo Sitabo will be a quirky family comedy movie, much on the lines of Ayushmann Khurrana's filmography. That's how much the production team has revealed.
However, Gulabo-Sitabo originally are the names of two popular puppets created by Ram Niranjan Lal Srivastava in the 1960s, before the era of television. and social media.
These two puppets were presented at stage shows as warring sister-in-laws. Becoming an integral part of rural folklore in India at the time, Gulabo-Sitabo were used as tools to ward off social evils.
The Bollywood movie could borrow from the same concept and show the two actors enacting plays to focus on social evils.
Update: Ayushmann Khurrana, in an interview with PTI, has revealed certain key details of Gulabo Sitabo story. "'Gulabo Sitabo' is an extremely simple film. It's a sweet film about the banter between a landlord and a tenant. I'm the tenant, Bachchan sir is the landlord and we are always at loggerheads. It's as simple as that. The magic is, sometimes you find simplicity most exciting in life and that's what the film is about," he said.
Gulabo Sitabo crew
Gulabo Sitabo director is Shoojit Sircar, who has previously worked on projects including Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe, and October. Gulabo Sitabo has been produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar. Gulabo Sitabo's script has been co-written by Juhi Chaturvedi and Shoojit Sircar.
Other than that, Music is by Pritam, Cinematography by Setu (Satyajit Pande), and Editing by Manik Dawar.
Gulabo Sitabo First Look
While the production team hasn't yet revealed the official posters of Gulabo Sitabo, an unofficial grab (see above) shows the character appearances of both Ayushmann Khurrana as well as Amitabh Bachchan. While Khurrana is seen as a simpleton, Bachchan is dressed up as a rather old gentleman.