Director: Shoojit Sircar’s quirky drama cum comedy Gulabo Sitabo has already got the nation buzzing with its charmingly funny trailer and hilarious battle of wits between legendary thespian Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana. It is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video coming 12th June. Accompanied by anticipatory comments that range from the unique story to the onscreen face-off, one aspect that stood out has been Amitabh Bachchan’s extraordinary look and demeanor in the flick! Donning a long beard, old school spectacles, a headscarf, and a prosthetically-pronounced nose, our Big B looks absolutely unrecognizable, and his signature baritone too has been replaced with a Lucknowi twang to it.
Shoojit Sircar along with his creative team have awesomely transformed our Shahenshah into a cantankerous old man for the flick: combining strenuous hours of prosthetics, make-up, and long hours of the shoot in the scorching sun, not easy for any performer! But we all know it very well what the Bachchan legacy stands for. Have a look at this special video to find out more!
Talking about Gulabo Sitabo’s plot. It is a unique slice of life dramedy where Mirza and Baankey, much like Tom and Jerry are unique and unmatched, friend and foe, naughty and smart, little and large – all things that are essential to produce chaos.
A Rising Sun Films production, Gulabo Sitabo is helmed by Shoojit Sircar, penned by Juhi Chaturvedi and co-produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar. The movie will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on June 12, 2020, in more than 200 nations and other territories.
Gulabo Sitabo will bring on-screen Big B, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Shoojit Sircar in one single frame for the very 1st time. Both have already worked with Shoojit on separate projects in the past.
Gulabo Sitabo was at 1st destined for a theatre release but March-end coronavirus lockdown that is still in continuance forced a lot of completed box office projects to go for an OTT release, in order to keep the business going on.