Gulmohar Review & Ratings | Hit Or Flop?

Gulmohar Review: Amid releasing magnum opus films, and commercial films, we missed out on a perfect family film over the years. Gulmohar is one such film with an ensemble cast of Manoj Vajpayee, Sharmila Tagore, and Simran. Gulmohar skips its theatrical release and opted for direct OTT release, finally, the film has premiered on Disney+Hotstar, and let’s get into the in-depth review and find out whether the film is worth watching or not.


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Arun(Manoj Bajpayee) is a businessman, who has a beautiful family mother, wife, and son, they live in the same house but they don’t know His mother Kusum( Sharmila Tagore) decided to live in Pondicherry with her newly purchased house. How this dysfunctional family reacts to her decision? will they resolve their problems and hold the family is needs to be seen in the film

Cast & Crew

Manoj Bajpayee, Sharmila Tagore, Amol Palekar, Simran, Suraj Sharma, and others. The film is written by Arpita Mukherjee & Rahul V. Chittella and helmed by Rahul V. Chittella, Eeshit Narain handled the camera and the film is produced by Fox Star Studios in association with Chalkboard Entertainment and backed by Disney+Hotstar.

Movie NameGulmohar
DirectorRahul V. Chittella
Music DirectorSiddhartha Khosla
ProducerFox Star Studios
GenreFamily Drama
CastManoj Bajpayee,  Sharmila Tagore, Amol Palekar, Simran, Suraj Sharma, and others
Cinematography  Eeshit Narain


The film starts off on a good note; it then dives into the Batra family introductions, which are not like a regular introduction as the makers have introduced their inner conflicts in the very beginning, which really helps to travel the characters. The first half of the narrative is plain and filled with heavy drama, yet it makes you invest in the story because it talks about family bonding, what we are giving to the next generation, and how dysfunctional families battle with their inner conflicts rather than sit down and resolve them; all these points are needed to be discussed in our busy lives.

The second half too has its loose ends, and despite the snail-paced narration, somewhere we became invested in the story because we all face the same problems in our families. but in real life, most people really don’t sit down and resolve the problem; if you hold on until the climax, you will get the feeling that you can’t even explain it to anyone. Though the film’s narration is snail-paced, it is a must-watch film for every section of the audience; it talks about human relationships, such as husband-and-wife relations and father-and-son relations, and mainly talks about the house. The house was not just built with bricks; it was built with loving relationships, and the point I like in the film is that one should give to the next generation thoughts rather than materialistic ones.

Talking about performances, Manoj Bajpayee as Arun is just simply superb, the way he carries the character is just phenomenal and no one can do justice to the Arun character than him, Simran as Indu does a decent job, after a long gap Sharmila Tagore is back and she carried the Kusum character effortlessly and the rest of the cast did their best as per the story requires.

Kudos to the writers Arpita Mukherjee and Rahul V. Chittella for bringing this story into these busy lives, and Rahul V. Chittella handles the film so well; the way he presents the drama between them is just speechless, and he pulls us into the world of Gulmohar and makes us part of it and makes us travel with each character. Despite a few flaws, like slow narration, he succeeds in engaging the viewers.

Technically, Gulmohar is top-notch, Eeshit Narain’s cinematography is good and created the perfect mood, and the rest of the technical team is brilliant.

Overall, Gumohar is a must-watch film for everyone in these busy lives.

Plus Points:

  • Story
  • Performances
  • Dialogues
  • Cinematography

Minus Points:

  • Slow Narration here and there

Rating: 2.75/5

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Bhargav Reddy

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