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‘Heeramandi’ review: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s OTT debut delivers cinematic brilliance, netizens react



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Famend filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, celebrated for his unparalleled cinematic imaginative and prescient, has lastly made OTT debut together with his newest masterpiece “Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar” on Netflix at present, Might 1.

It has been three a long time since Bhansali final collaborated with the long-lasting actress Manisha Koirala of their memorable movie “1942: A Love Story.” Whereas “Heeramandi” shares thematic parallels with the 1994 traditional, it explores the uncharted territory, delving into uncooked human feelings and exploring themes of freedom, love, brothels, and jealousy with profound depth.

Drawing inspiration from cinematic gems like “Gangubai Kathiawadi,” “Mandi,” “Kalank,” and “Devdas,” “Heeramandi” affords the viewers a nuanced portrayal of its stellar ensemble solid. Led by notable actresses corresponding to Manisha Koirala as Mallika Jaan, Sonakshi Sinha as Faradeen/Rehana, Richa Chadha as Lajjo, Sanjeeda Shaikh as Waheeda, Aditi Rao Hydari as Bibbo, and Sharmin Segal Mehta as Alamzeb, the sequence guarantees performances that can captivate audiences.

Notably, the sequence additionally sees the return of Fardeen Khan as Wali Mohammed, accompanied by commendable performances from Jason Shah as Cartwright and Taha Shah as Tajdar.

“Heeramandi” has already garnered vital momentum on the OTT platform. With every episode spanning from 50 minutes to an hour, viewers are in for an immersive expertise that can go away them spellbound.

Netizens have additionally taken it social media platforms to share their reactions in regards to the Netflix unique sequence.

One person on X,  commented, “Blissful #Heeramandi day to all who have fun!”

Replying to this one other person commented, “watched EP1 and…. and may guarantee you that the camerawork and artisque detailing in every body have by no means been seen earlier than in bollywood.”

One other overwhelmed person on X, mentioned, “ Could not get handed the first episode-an overdose of zardozi, polkis. Aditi Rao Hydaris translucent magnificence is a deal with to look at and Amir Khusro’s ‘Sakal Ban’ sound monitor with it is wealthy traditional choreography, set and costume. May resume expecting Sonakshi Sinha. #Heeramandi.”

In an unique interview with Filmfare journal, Sanjay Leela Bhansali disclosed his unique imaginative and prescient for “Heeramandi” 18 years in the past, expressing his need to solid Rekha, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Rani Mukerji within the lead roles.

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