Gangubai Kathiawadi (2020)

Gangubai Kathiawadi (2020)

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Gangubai Kathiawadia is a Hindi biography, crime, drama movie, which is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It Starring Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. The movie produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Jayantilal Gada under the banner of Bhansali Productions, Pen Media Limited (Studio). The story was written by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Utkarshini Vashishtha. The plot follows a story based on a chapter of Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai about Gangubai Kothewali, the madam of a brothel in Kamathipura. It’s an Indian movie.

Cast Info

  • ¬†Alia Bhatt as Gangubai Kathiawadi
  • Ajay Devgn as Karim Lala
  • Emraan Hashmi
  • Vijay Raaz
  • Indira Tiwari
  • Shantanu Maheshwari
  • Seema Bhargava
  • Tareeq Ahmed Khan as Rehman
  • Baldev Trehan as Tailor
  • Pallavi Jadhao
  • Krutti Saxena

Crew Info

  • Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • Writer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Utkarshini Vashishtha
  • Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Jayantilal Gada, Pratik Rawal (executive producer)
  • Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee
  • Editor: Akiv Ali
  • Background Music: Sanchit Balhara, Ankit Balhara
  • Music Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • Casting Director: Shruti Mahajan
  • Production Designer: Subrata Chakraborty, Amit Ray
  • Costume Designer: Sheetal Sharma

Production Details

  • Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
  • Production Company: Bhansali Productions, Pen Media Limited
  • Distribution Company: Pen Marudhar Entertainment
  • Film Industry: Bollywood
  • Shooting Began: 27 December 2019 in Mumbai
  • Shooting Location: Mumbai, India
  • Story Connections: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Utkarshini Vashishtha’s Original Story
  • Expected Release Date: 2020
  • Country: India
  • Language: Hindi


The film revolves around the life of Gangubai Kothewali, a powerful woman in the 60s, who was also known as the ‘Madam of Kamathipura’ for her connections with the underworld. She was a young girl sold into prostitution by her boyfriend Ramnik Lal, and how she becomes the madam of a brothel in Kamathipura.

Music Info

Gangubai Kathiawadi movie’s background score composed of Sanchit Balhara, Ankit Balhara and songs composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Release Info

The movie was planned to release in 2020.

Additional Note

The movie is a Hindi adaptation of Gangubai Kothewali’s life.

External links

Original title Heera Mandi

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