Gulabo Sitabo is a comedy-drama film directed by Shoojit Sircar and stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ayusmann Khurrana in lead roles.
Shoojit Sircar’s much-awaited film Gulabo Sitabo starring the veteran Amitabh Bachchan and the versatile actor Ayushmann Khurrana in lead roles was set for theatrical release on 12 April 2020. But due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the makers have decided to skip the theatrical release. Gulabo Sitabo is going for a direct digital release on Amazon Prime Video. It is a light hearted comedy film.
Shoojit Sircar has previously worked with both Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurana. He has delivered gems like Pink and Piku with Big B. Ayushmann made successful Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor which was directed by Shoojit. Having delivered some really good films like Mardas Cafe, Piku and Vicky Donor, Sarkar has alteady made a special space in Bollywood. He is one of the successful directors in the industry. Gulabo Sitabo seems another promising venture. Let’s have a detailed look at what the film is all about, its plot, release date and more.
Gulabo Sitabo: Trailer and Plot
The trailer of Gulabo Sitabo released on the 2 May 2020. Amitabh Bachchan is playing the role of an old Muslim landlord who owns an old and almost dilapidated mansion and few goats. On the other hand, Ayushman is playing his poor tenant. They share a very unfriendly relationship as the landlord is not happy with his tenant’s impoverished behaviour and not paying him enough amount in rent.
Amitabh Bachchan approaches a lawyer to legally get rid of his tenant, but that plans fails as he does not have any documents to his claim and lawyer then suggests him to sell his mansion. He unwillingly seals the deal and agrees to sell it but that’s where we see the twist.
A government employee from archeological survey of India comes in and tells him that mansion cannot be sold to anyone as they need to perform an excavation in that site which proves to be a blessing in disguise for the tenant. Ayushman seems to annoyed by this irritating old landlord and the landlord considers him a termite.
The trailer depicts cute and adirable between Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann. The hilarious banter between them is already making us excited for the film. Amitabh Bachchan is simply unrecognisable (Credits to makeup artists). Watch the trailet here:
Gulabo Sitabo Release Date
As mentioned above, the movie will release directly on OTT. It will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 12 June 2020.
Gulabo Sitabo Cast
- Amitabh Bachchan as Mirza Sheikh
- Ayushmann Khurrana as Baankey Sodhi
- Vijay Raaz as Inspector Pratap Vijay
- Brijendra Kala as Lawyer
- Srishti Shrivastava
- Farrukh Jafar
What is the meaning and significance of the title ‘Gulabo Sitabo’?
Gulabo and Sitabo are the characters of the famous puppet show. The puppets were created by a Kayastha family in Pratapgarh. Sitabo, the worn out, overworked spouse; and Gulabo, the scintillating mistress of the same man. The title is significant as it depicts Amitabh-Ayushmann’s chemsitry in the same way as Gulabo-Sitabo.