The upcoming Indian Hindi-language comedy crime thriller, Guns & Gulaabs, is set to premiere on Netflix this month, and anticipation is high.
Guns & Gulaabs promises to take us on a roller-coaster ride through the unpredictable fictional town of Gulaabganj. With a creative blend of genres, this show also offers a retro homage to 1980s and 90s Bollywood. This one promises to be a fun addition to the streaming platform’s repertoire.
And if you are wondering what this series is about, read on.
What is Guns & Gulaabs about?
Guns & Gulaabs pays homage to the era of Bollywood when Hindi cinema was brimming with iconic love stories, catchy songs, and colourful characters. The series captures the essence of that era, bringing back the charm and nostalgia of the 90s. Set against the backdrop of Gulaabganj, the narrative unfolds in a world of high-stakes deals, comedic power struggles, and revenge plots. Amid this chaos, the show weaves together the stories of a lovestruck mechanic, a reluctant heir to a ruling gang, an honest officer-turned-agent-of-chaos, and a trio of schoolmates navigating the ups and downs of growing up in a small town.
The series blends the genres of romance, comedy, action, thriller, and pulp elements with young adult themes. It’s a celebration of first experiences, heartbreaks, betrayal, and the innocence accompanying the journey of self-discovery.
The creative minds behind Guns & Gulaabs are the dynamic duo Raj & DK, known for their distinct storytelling style. The series features a talented ensemble cast, including Rajkummar Rao as Panna Tipu, Dulquer Salmaan as Arjun, Adarsh Gourav as Chhota Ganchi, Gulshan Devaiah as Chaar Cut Atmaram, Satish Kaushik as Ganchi, among others.
The late Satish Kaushik’s last performance will be a highlight of the show, promising to leave a lasting impact on viewers, especially those who grew up adoring Kaushik’s iconic character, Calendar in Mr India (1987).
Adarsh Gourav spoke to India Today about working with Kaushik, “Satish Sir would be a guy who always had stories to tell. Every time you met him, he had new stories to tell,” before continuing to reminisce about what a happy persona Kaushik had, “He was the most lively guy in a room, he was the youngest man in any room you put him in. Always full of stories, always full of laughter. I cannot believe that I cannot meet him and hug him. It is weird.”
Guns & Gulaabs is all set to premiere on August 18th, exclusively on Netflix.