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Gangoobai poster.jpg
Directed by Priya Krishnaswamy
Produced by National Film Development Corporation of India
Music by Ved Nair
Cinematography Anil Chandel
Sandeep Patil
Edited by Priya Krishnaswamy
Release date
  • October 2012 (2012-10) (Mumbai Film Festival)
  • 11 January 2013 (2013-01-11)
Country India
Language Hindi

Gangoobai[1] is 2013 Bollywood drama film, produced by the National Film Development Corporation of India and directed by Priya Krishnaswamy.[2] It stars Sarita Joshi in the lead role as Gangoobai.

The story is about an elderly maid servant who works hard to achieve her dream of an extremely expensive Gara sari and changes the lives of people she interacts with while in Mumbai to buy the sari. The film was premiered at MAMI 2012, in the New Faces in Indian Cinema section; the South Asian Film Festival in Canada; the Hanoi International Film Festival in Vietnam and the IFFI 2012.[3]


Critical Response[edit]

The Times of India gave it 2.5 stars out of 5 and the reviewer summarizes it as "Gangoobai doesn't sweep your heart away, but leaves you with some sweet, feel-good moments."[2] MiD DAY gave the movie 3.5 out of 5 stars and says: "[T]his heartwarming film subtly teaches us something about our generation."[6] The reviewer at Live Mint called it "a fairy tale".[7]


  1. ^ 'Gangoobai 2013 film full details on cast, crew, story and production' Retrieved January 2013.
  2. ^ a b Madhureeta Mukherjee (2013-01-10). "Hinto movie reviews: Gangoobai". Times of India. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  3. ^ Rika Aash (2013-01-11). "NFDC to release Gangoobai on January 11". Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Gangoobai movie preview". 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  5. ^ IANS (2013-01-11). "Good to see actors of our age getting lead roles: Sarita Joshi". Zee News. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  6. ^ Shakti Shetty (2013-01-11). "Movie Review: Gangoobai". MiD DAY. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  7. ^ Nandini Ramnath (2013-01-11). "Film Review: Gangoobai: A fairy tale measured in six yards". Live Mint. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 

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