Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi, which released on February 25, earned Rs 10.5 crore in India on its opening day. Sharing the film's opening day collection on Twitter, Bhansali Productions tweeted, "Gangubai Zindabad at the box office."
Gangubai Kathiawadi is the story of a young woman, Gangubai, who ran brothels in Mumbai's Kamathipura and is based on a chapter from writer S Hussain Zaidi's book 'Mafia Queens of Mumbai'.
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Meanwhile, trade analyst Taran Adarsh also tweeted, "#GangubaiKathiawadi surprises on Day 1 Opens higher than #Raazi [pre-Covid release] While the *industry/trade* was expecting 6.25 cr - 7.25 cr, the strong word of mouth help biz escalate evening show onwards Fri 10.50 cr. #India biz (sic)."
About Gangubai Kathiawadi
Bhatt portrays the role of Gangubai, who was the most powerful, loved and respected madams from Kamathipura during the 1960s. The film also stars Ajay Devgn, Seema Pahwa, Vijay Raaz, and Shantanu Maheshwari in pivotal roles.
Gangubai Kathiawadi, which is a biographical crime drama, is co-produced by Bhansali Productions and Jayantilal Gada's Pen India Limited.
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Gangubai Kathiawadi story
The movie is about a woman Ganga who comes to Mumbai from Gujarat with her partner, who betrays her and sells her off, and she ends up in a life of prostitution. She then becomes a madame called Gangubai in the red-light area of Kamathipura. Gangubai Kathiawadi is the story about Gangubai's rise to power.
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