Film Review: Dipesh Jain’s Gali Guleiyan

Film critic Shanku Sharma remarks Dipesh Jain’s Gali Guleiyan a masterpiece

Nov 19, 2022 - 19:35
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Film Review: Dipesh Jain’s Gali Guleiyan
Film Poster: Gali Guleiyan


Thank you Amazon Prime Video for releasing a masterpiece in the form of Gali Guleiyan (2017), a brilliant thriller starring the awesome Manoj Bajpayee. Directed, produced (Suchi Jain and Lena Vurma are also the producers of the film) and written by Dipesh Jain, Gali Guleiyan was released on Amazon Prime Video on Friday (October 28). The National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee wrote, “Out now. I was on the verge of losing my mental stability while preparing for this role, so much so that I had to stop shooting. Gali Guleiyan, one of the most challenging and rewarding roles I have ever played, is finally out on Prime Video.”


Gali Guleiyan (In The Shadows), a psychological drama, was premiered at many film festivals, including the 22nd Busan International Film Festival, MAMI Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival and Cleveland International Film Festival, as per news agency PTI. It was also screened at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and the Atlanta Film Festival. An ecstatic Bajpayee also wrote, “The film has travelled the world through national and international film festivals and won many accolades. However, I wanted the film made available to the audience of my country, but getting this done has been a fight, and it has finally come to fruition. I can't tell you how thrilled and excited I am to share this with all of you, and I hope you will also love this film.”


The great actor also thanked Dipesh Jain. He added, “Dipesh Jain has been outstanding in leading this project. Congratulations to the cast and crew of the film; they have been exceptional in delivering this masterpiece.” Film lovers are happy as now they can watch the movie (an OTT release after a hiatus of four years). The film also stars Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi, Shahana Goswami and debutant Om Singh. This film actually falls into a noir genre. Dipesh Jain uses fewer dialogues. The cinematography and the editing are brilliant. The film revolves around Khuddoos (Manoj Bajpayee), a shopkeeper, who observes people through his hidden closed-circuit cameras. What happens next is very interesting.  It is compelling for many reasons.

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