Gul Makai Movie Review :
Star Cast: Reem Shaikh, Atul Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, Om Puri, Mukesh Rishi
Genre – Biopic
Screenplay – Bhaswati Chakrabarty
Cinematography – Madhu Rao and Javed Ethesham
Producer -Sanjay Singhla, Preeti Vijay Jaju, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada and Aksshay Jayantilal Gada
Production Company – Tekno Films
Running time – 130 minutes
Rating: 1.0 Stars
The film is based on 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai who has showcased a courageous journey and struggle in the Swat Valley in northwestern Pakistan to emerge as a champion for free education to all women. When her region was siezed by the Taliban, the new law imposed on them barred women education at this juncture, Malala rose against this rule and voiced the oppression against the women in her region. She was even shot by the Taliban gunman but this did not stop her, which made her the Nobel laureate.
The film is known to have too many flaws that hampers the biopic in a big way. It starts without going to the details of the young girl and her life and the way she opposed the Taliban. It is ironic to see that the makers have paid little heed in posting the right content to educate the audience in a film like this. It seems that the writers who have researched her life only care to add several of her quotes to make it preachy rather than interesting to attract and hold the audience.
Now, talking about the star performances, Reem Shaikh appeared to be an unfit actress for the titular role of Malala Yousafzai. She seemed trying to mimic her character but failed in a big way. She also failed to emote to justify the role she has played in the film. A good actor like Atul Kulkarni seems to be wasted as he was there to just narrate his dialogues. He has tried to put the accent well but fails to add the zing in the film. All thanks to the weak writing.
Divya Dutta had limited screen-space and has remained as natural as she has always been in her movies. Lastly, Mukesh Rishi has been good for nothing in the film. Talking about the other elements starting with direction, one can see the worst kind of execution in the film that inspires no one. The songs in the film went unnoticed with other elements too messy making things really bad for the film.
Gul Makai Movie The Last Word
The story of Gul Makai although is based on an inspirational story but the way the film has been made somewhere even makes the real character of the young lady doubtful. It would be a better deal to watch a documentary on Malala rather watching this film.