Guns and Gulabs Web Series Review
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Dulquer Salmaan, Adarsh Gaurav, T.J. Bhanu, Gulshan Devaiah, Shreya Dhanwantari, Pooja A Gor, and Satish Kaushik
Director: Raj & DK (Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K)
Genre: Comedy Crime Thriller
Guns and Gulaabs...Kumar Sanu's romantic songs, Khat, Campa Cola, Cassette Se Pyaar, and Love Story...all these things are shown in this web series showing the 90s. But, along with all this, 'Guns and Gulabs' also shows a glimpse of the deals, battles, and bloodshed between two gangsters who were involved in the opium trade of that era. In such a situation, the question arises whether to watch this criminal world of the 90s on Netflix in 2023 or not? read our review
Guns and Gulaabs web series story:
Showcasing the criminal world of the 90s, this series depicts the story of two gangsters who want to become the biggest opium peddlers. Narcotics officer Arjun (Dulquer Salmaan) enters in the middle of their fight. The arrival of Arjun shakes the balance between the two gangsters. Pana Tipu, Atmaram, and Junior Ganchi form the pawns of these gangsters. Panna Tipu (Rajkummar Rao) is a simple mechanic. Atmaram (Gulshan Daivya) has unique powers. And Junior Ganchi (Adarsh Gaurav) is the sole heir of the gangster Ganchi.
Guns and Gulaabs Web series Actors Performance:
Rajkummar Rao plays Pana Tipu in 'Guns and Gulabs'. His innocence and his accent bring life to each of his characters. Here too, he put his life into the character of Pana Tipu with his skill. Dulquer Salmaan has debuted on the OTT platform with this series. Moving away from the romantic hero, he has tried his luck in action and has to say that Dulquer Salmaan looks great as Narcotics Officer Arjun.
But, in front of these two artists, Adarsh Gaurav was seen shining separately. He has done an amazing job in the series. Adarsh Gaurav was named after Rajkumar Rao and Priyanka Chopra's 'White Tiger'. But he has done wonders in 'Guns and Gulabs'. Gulshan Devaiah's accent, his gait, his attitude, and especially his laugh won our hearts.
Guns and Gulaabs Web Series Analysis:
The story seems pretty bland. Till the first four chapters neither comedy nor thrill is seen, only the story of crime and crime is told. The characters of Pana Tipu, Junior Ganchi, Arjun, and Atmaram are told. Then comes the fifth chapter. There comes a twist in this chapter that no one would have imagined.
Due to the twist in this chapter, everyone's life changes. The sixth chapter fades once again. But, the real magic of Raj and DK is seen in the seventh and eighth chapters. The real crime, thrill, and comedy are seen in the last episode itself.
The background music of the web series is amazing. Well played with the camera. For the first time, the tadka of crime, thrill, and comedy has been put together. There are actors like Rajkumar Rao, Dulquer Salmaan, Adarsh Gaurav, and Gulshan Daivya, so it is necessary to watch this series once. But, if you are expecting a story like Sushmita Sen's 'Arya', or Pankaj Tripathi's 'Mirzapur' then it might disappoint you as there is no surprise element in any of the episodes except for two or three episodes.
Got a hint for the next season
How did Atmaram come to have so many powers? Find out what Tipu's father wanted to say to Tipu for the last time. All these questions could not be answered. But, the hint of the new season was definitely found at the end of the series. Looks like Raj & DK will take the story forward by answering these questions in the next season.