The Batra family is residing in their 34-year-old New Delhi home for four days before it is demolished for development. As the matriarch decides to relocate to Puducherry and live independently, she wants to spend one final Holi as a family. The movie covers each family member’s plot as the house is packed up, exploring their secrets, family dynamics, and what the future holds for them.

Gulmohar discusses making compromises while still standing your ground, loving with your heart instead of your head. Relationships are about ties rather than blood, and how both fathers and sons have a similar need to prove themselves to one another. Every character, whether a member of the Batra family or its staff, shares the themes of love, hope, and human relationships.


The movie’s first scene demonstrates Rahul V. Chittella’s mastery of directing and storytelling. As the personalities and their songs are presented, Talat Aziz performs the stunning ghazal Dilkash. Its most attractive features are the film’s relatable characters, situations, and description of modern Delhi. These people are present frequently, and you hear what they say. All of this is knotted into a moving narrative.

A narrative by Arpita Mukherjee and Chittella will leave you with something to consider and feel in practically every scene. There is a tonne of symbolism in the film. While Arun’s past and where it goes is heartbreaking, Kusum’s life follows a similar path in a subtle, understated, and pleasant way.

Sharmila Tagore is the essence of a contemporary woman with a strong feeling of love and family ties. Manoj Bajpayee portrays her son Arun, who tries desperately to keep the family together but is upset by how difficult it is, primarily due to his son. Simran, who plays Manoj’s wife, Indu, is equally as impressive as Manoj.

Together with their on-screen connection as a married couple, the couple gives excellent solo performances. As Manoj’s narrow-minded, egotistical, biased, and resentful uncle Sudhakar Batra, Amol Palekar portrays him effectively. The performances by all the other actors, including Kaveri Seth as Aditya’s wife Divya and Utsavi Jha as singer-songwriter Amrita Batra, are excellent.

Rating – Three out of five stars.

The movie’s soundtrack also has the notable songs Sapno Ke Pakhi, Woh Ghar, Hori Mein, and Dilkash. You can watch the savour of the stories and personalities.
The final song, Hori Mein, is similarly well-shot and deserving of being this year’s festival song. Given everything, the movie gets this rating.
Rahul Chittella is the film’s director. Shujaat Saudagar, Vikesh Bhutani, and Rahul V. Chittella are the producers. Suraj Sharma, Sharmila Tagore, and Manoj Bajpayee play the main characters in the film. Amol Palekar, Simran Bagga, and numerous other actors play minor roles. On March 3rd, 2023, it was made available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Written By : Indori Nerd

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