Original version (OV) in Hindi.
Gangubai Kathiawadi is a film based on the book “Mafia Queens of Mumbai” written by S. Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges. The film celebrates the rise of a simple girl who had no choice but to embrace the ways of destiny and swing it in her favor. The narrative walks through the life of young Ganga, who ran away from her small town of Kathiawad to pursue her dreams of becoming a movie star. As fate would have it, her lover betrayed her and sold her off to a brothel. Ganga was left with no choice but to survive in these dire circumstances.
With time, Ganga marks her territory and transforms into Gangubai – the matriarch of Bombay’s infamous red-light district – Kamathipura. Gangubai takes it upon herself to become a symbol for the fight against the injustices imposed on prostitutes. She becomes the voice of the suppressed and makes it her mission to try and legitimize a tainted profession that dates back to ancient times.
With a promise to make one and all feel inspired in 2022, Gangubai Kathiawadi is a story that proves that all it takes is one voice to help awaken hundreds. One voice to remind people that everyone deserves equality and respect no matter what; their gender or profession is.