It’s not every day that we see a woman in charge of a narrative in Bollywood, let alone a sex worker whose profession ruthlessly meets disgusted stares, yet Gangubai Kathiawadi stands as a shining example of precisely that.
This powerful adaptation of S. Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai, helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, offered us many scenes that brazenly crush patriarchy to pieces, but there’s one goosebumps-inducing scene that has moved the audience, to say the least.
To put things in perspective, Gangu (Alia Bhatt) discovered her best friend in Kamli (Indira Tiwari), who felt like a bundle of joy in the gloomy brothel.
In a heartbreaking sequence, days after giving birth to her baby, Kamli succumbed to her pain.
While the other women in the brothel were decking her up for her final journey, Gangubai made a statement that sent shivers to the spines of every viewer. She asks for Kamli’s legs to be strapped tightly because men, even with the dead, cannot be trusted.
Twitter is sick to its stomach as Gangubai Kathiawadi, through simply one scene, has unveiled society’s most heinous facets.
Remember that one episode of Squid Game where the people who mutilate the dead to sell off their organs said they fxcked a dead women’s body before cutting her up. I already couldn’t stand the blood on the screen and that information just made me wanna vomit more— it ain’t what it is (ave) (@Avourrito) April 29, 2022
“Not all men” in the replies— Steve Rogers (@SteveRogers1943) April 30, 2022
Not all men is still too many https://t.co/PZiu3I2l0V
sooo disgusting but sadly true https://t.co/NKgfr3giIF— Manisha⁷ | 2022.06.10 (@AgustD_793) April 30, 2022
just finished this scene. now that I’ve gotten through most of the movie, this line feels even worse. https://t.co/AJYW3L2rxF— mj | ¡35! (@naagnoolantics) May 1, 2022
1000/10— Ms. Wongratch (@kamiIasarp) April 30, 2022
The set and cinematography are on fire. Alia Bhatt improves so well and I think now she’s one of the best bollywood actress. She really ate that.
And Sanjay Leela Bhansali never fails me, since Devdas https://t.co/Qy9uyj1Sga
Men that raped lizard 🌚— Big Baby Tasleemoh😊 (@Lademmi) April 29, 2022
Can’t trust them https://t.co/CJnjbm4tBX
Men are getting offended in comments.— Sarb (@ChandlerStinso1) May 2, 2022
Fyi – A cow and a monitor lizard was raped in india last month. https://t.co/jJg18yjdkt
when i say i dont dare to go out on night walks alone i mean it https://t.co/nSbSo7gkdW— rt pinned💤 (@jjkoohyck) April 29, 2022