Hotstar’s Gulmohar Movie Review: Terrific Family Drama That Soaks You In

Hotstar's Gulmohar Movie Review: A terrific film that will draw you in with its engaging story and captivating performances.


Hotstar Original Gulmohar Movie Review: A not so typical family drama that has many innuendos and certain direct references to the shifting dynamics and changing relationships in the Indian society. It’s a spellbinding drama that will get you to relate to almost every character’s story.

Hotstar’s Gulmohar Movie Review Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Gulmohar Movie Cast: Sharmila Tagore, Manoj Bajpayee, Simran, Amol Palekar, Suraj Sharma, Kaveri Seth, Nargis Nandal, Chandan Roy and the ensemble.

Gulmohar Movie Director: Rahul V. Chittella

Gulmohar Movie Story: Batra family decides to relocate after 34 years of living in their house Gulmohar Villa No. 1. However, Kusum Batra, the most senior member of the family persuades her family members to stay for four more days in the home to celebrate Holi before finally saying bidding their adieu to Gulmohar. These four days become a tumultuous affair in the Batra family as many secrets, desires and emotions come to the forefront. The film follows the each member of Batra family and even the story of their watchman and househelp to present a dynamic about changing times, love, family, sexuality and much more.

Hotstar's Gulmohar Movie Review: Terrific Family Drama That Soaks You In

Hotstar’s Gulmohar Movie Review

Gulmohar is not your typical family drama which settles into a rhythm and becomes highly predictable and placid. Instead, the film directed by Rohit V, Chittella is a family drama that soaks you in with its captivating storyline and exciting events that never seem to stop sprawling. The movie has many layers that will you discover along the way.

It’s much more than just a typical family Hindi film. Gulmohar is a deep look into the mindset of Indian people from all three generations. It brings forward the issues like age-gap, emotions, sexuality, conceit, relationship, motherhood, reliability, understanding and much more.

Sharmila Tagore in her return after almost a decade is flawless and fantastic. The calmness and maturity that surrounds her character of Kusum Batra is just a treat to watch. With this performance, she has again proved that there is still a lot left in her to offer to the film industry. Her portrayal of Kusum Batra encompasses various topics like motherhood, exploration of sexuality and the importance of carrying on in one’s life.

Manoj Bajpayee as Arun Batra, the adopted son of Kusum and Veer Ji is enigmatic with his performance. He can just never go wrong with his acting skills, can he? Simran as the wife of Arun is equally impressive. Every household mother in India will find her relatable. Her screen presence and aura captivates you and may even end up leaving you with wanting more of her in the film.

Suraj Sharma and Kaveri Seth as Adi and Divya are a sweet couple and delight to watch. Adi’s relationship with his father Arun and his struggle to build his own app will relate to the new-age independent generation.

Nargis Nandal as Amu, the youngest Batra family member confused about how to come out with her sexuality is terrific. The scenes between her and Sharmila Tagore will definitely touch an emotional chord in the hearts of many viewers. Rest of the cast is also sincere with their roles and deserves to be applauded.

All in all, the Hotstar special Gulmohar is a remarkable not so typical family drama to watch right now.


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