Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Alia Bhatt, is now available on Netflix. Since its launch on Netflix on April 26, 2022, the film has received a lot of praise for its dramatic storyline, amazing performers, and filming style.
In less than a week, Gangubai Kathiawadi has surpassed all other non-English films on Netflix. The film has been viewed for 13.81 million hours in 25 countries around the world, including Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates.
Talking about how the film has been appreciated on Netflix, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “Gangubai Kathiawadi is a special film that I hold very close to my heart. The audience loved it when it was released in theaters and now, with Netflix, we are delighted to see how wide the film has been able to reach, finding new audiences. Its success on Netflix reinforces that Gangubai’s story of fight for justice for women is truly universal.”
Alia Bhatt opened up on the success of Gangubai Kathiawadi and said, “It’s amazing to see how great stories continue to find new audiences, within India and beyond with Netflix. With all the love that Gangubai Kathiawadi has been receiving from its viewers all over the world, I’m rendered speechless. I’ve always aspired to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and to have our film find a home on Netflix and receive the splendid response it did, fills me with gratitude. Streaming services, especially Netflix, break barriers of borders and languages and allow stories to find newer audiences everyday. To see Gangubai Kathiawadi trend at #1 in Non-English films globally on Netflix and in the Top 10 in 25 countries from Australia, Canada to the United Kingdom is simply overwhelming!”
Directed and written by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi is produced by Bhansali Productions and Dr Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios.) The film features a remarkable lineup of actors, including Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Jim Sarbh, Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari and Seema Bhargava among others.