GulaalStar Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Raj Singh Chaudhary, Ayesha Mohan, Deepak Dobriyal; Director: Anurag Kashyap; Rating: 3 out of 5.

It’s Holi and film maker Anurag Kashyap is back with Gulaal this time. The movie would see a nationwide release on March 13. The movie is based on the current political system of the country.

Though, in last couple of years we saw a number of movies based on the political system, such as Gangajal, Mrityudand etc. Each and every time directors based their movies in Bihar or Uttar Pradesh but this time, Anurag has come up with a Rajasthan based movie.

Colors reflects mood, be it emotional, political or whatever and the Gulaal showcases all. It’s a socio-political film that tells a story of about the member of an erstwhile royal family who stakes claim to his land in Rajasthan and wants to return to the days of royalty.

There are certain values in the film like love, power, deceit, greed and politics. Menon plays one of the protagonists called Dukey Bana, who masterminds a Rajputana movement in order to have a separate state ruled by Rajputs.

The story of the movie revolves around Dilip Singh (Raj Singh Chaudhary) a member of a royal family, comes to Rajpur to study law. In the college he is soon embroiled into local politics. The local kingpin Dukey Bana (Kay Kay Menon) compels Dilip to contest in the college elections makes him win. Later they plan for a revolution, challenging the democracy.

No doubt, Anurag Kashyap is a master story teller. He’s perfect behind the camera and has got power to nurture all his characters according to his wish. As the story progresses promptly you are bound to stick to the chair waiting for another sensational shot by the director. The movie was written by Raj Singh Chaudhary, Aparna Chaturvedi and Anurag Kashyap itself. It’s a narration of an incident, as a I said earlier that Anurag Kashyap is a master story teller, he never let break of the story. Actors are good on their part. Kay Kay Menon, who played the protagonist (who plans the revolution against the democracy), is indeed a bold actor.

Cinematographer Rajeev Ravi uses red-pink frames to light up scenes to the Gulaal symbolism, at the same time, Piyush Mishra has written some really nice lines for the movie. It can be said the use of poignant poetry while penning the provoking lyrics. Aarti Bajaj’s editing is effective enough.

Source: Duniya Live

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