Gangubai Kathiawadi, the year’s and season’s first blockbuster film, is finally appearing on the big screen this Friday, February 25, 2022. Gangubai is a big-budget drama starring Alia Bhatt and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) approved Gangubai Kathiawadi on December 30, 2021. The CBFC gave the film a U/A certificate after four adjustments were made by the filmmakers. The derogatory term ‘m*******d’ was substituted with ‘madarjaat.’ Second, a 43-second dialogue was cut from the video, and the visuals of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, placing a rose on Gangubai’s shoulder were appropriately altered. Finally, a 17-second conversation and images were removed, and disclaimers were added in both English and Hindi, with each slide’s duration raised by 5 seconds.
The makers of Gangubai Kathiawadi were granted the censor certificate after these alterations were made. Meanwhile, on February 17, the producers addressed the CBFC again, this time requesting two voluntary changes. These, on the other hand, were in reference to the additions and deletions made in the ‘Thank You’ slate at the start and the credits at the end. The final running time of the film, as stated on the certificate following the February 17 changes, is 156 minutes and 51 seconds. Gangubai Kathiawadi, in other words, is 2 hours, 36 minutes, and 51 seconds long.