Gulaab Gang (transl. Rose gang) is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language action drama film centered on the struggle of women in India, directed by Soumik Sen and produced by Anubhav Sinha. It stars Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla. It was the first time that the two female superstars of the 90’s shared screen space together. The film was released on 7 March 2014. Upon its release the film received positive-to-mixed reviews from critics; however, the critics raved about Chawla’s performance in the film, calling it the best performance of the year. The makers declared the film a flop on its opening day itself.
The Gulaab Gang members are activists and vigilantes in Bundelkhand Uttar and Madhya Pradesh. They wear pink sarees and take up issues like domestic violence, the dowry system, rape, electricity matters, and education. Their fierce leader, Rajjo (Madhuri Dixit), locks horns with a conniving and shrewd politician, Sumitra Bagrecha (Juhi Chawla), who uses people.
Rajjo runs a Gulaab gang in the village of Madhopur, where she teaches little girls their alphabet and grown-up girls how to wield a lathi. Her gang is made up of women who wear bright pink. Rajjo’s closest friends in the gang are a tomboy (Divya Jagdale), a woman abandoned by her husband (Tannishtha Chatterjee), and a kohl-eyed woman (Priyanka Bose). These ladies go about standing up for the meek and the downtrodden and clash against villainous husbands, cops and politicians. The plot gains momentum when Rajjo decides to take part in the local elections against Sumitra Devi. Sumitra does her best to make sure Rajjo is incapacitated during election campaigns by having most of her gang members killed by the henchmen. Towards the end, Rajjo decides to take revenge against Sumitra. During Holi celebrations, when Sumitra conspires to finish off the Gulaab Gang, Rajjo retaliates by chopping off Sumitra Devi’s hand as the latter tries to shoot the gang with a machine gun. In the end, Sumitra is arrested and is sentenced to life in prison and Rajjo is also arrested for her violent retribution. However, Rajjo eventually realises her dream of establishing a school for unprivileged girls.
Madhuri Dixit as Rajjo
Juhi Chawla as Sumitra Devi (Bagrecha)
Tannishtha Chatterjee as Kajri
Divya Jagdale as Mahi
Priyanka Bose as Sandhya
Lata S Singh as Tara
Vinitha Menon as Vinita
Rani Patel as Khushboo
Ankit Anil Sharma as Sarju
Tanvi Rao as Fiza
Sudev Nair as Arun shanker
Lilly Singh in a guest appearance in the song “Mauj Ki Malhare“