Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi hit the theatres on February 25.

The film also stars Ajay Devgn, Vijay Raaz, Seema Pahwa and Indira Tiwari in important roles.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh gave this movie a one-word review of BRILLIANT and gave it a 4-star rating. 

Based on a chapter from Hussain Zaidi’s book, The Mafia Queens of Mumbai

The new period drama shows the journey of Gangubai who was forced into prostitution at an early age.

Her partner reportedly betrayed her into prostitution, following which she becomes the owner of a brothel in Mumbai’s Kamathipura area.

She rises in the ranks and goes on to become a fierce madam of the brothel and a political leader

Not just this, Karan Johar also praised Sanjay Leela Bhansali and tweeted that Gangubai Kathiawadi is going to be a massive hit.

Alia made her acting debut with Karan Johar's Student Of The Year

Next on the work front, Alia Bhatt is shooting for Karan Johar's Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, co-starring Ranveer Singh.

Celebs such as Vicky Kaushal, Javed Akhtar and Shashank Khaitan have also praised the film and Alia’s performance.

Vicky wrote in an Instagram Story, “Absolutely shook by the sheer brilliance in this film.