Guns & Gulaabs is a captivating narrative of ‘firsts’, set in the early ’90s in the unpredictable and precarious town called Gulaabganj. The series is an ode to Bollywood in the nineties, bringing back the charms of the decade. The genre-blending series intertwines romance, comedy, action, pulp, thrill, and twists, with young adult themes, unlike anything you’ve witnessed before. Yahan purane Hindi aur angrezi gaane, love letters, Chuski (ice cream) aur Chaar-cut Atmaram, hai. The trailer was launched at a packed media event in New Delhi today by the stellar cast and dynamic director duo.
Created by the ingenious duo Raj & DK, Guns & Gulaabs bears their original comedy signature throughout. The series boasts a dynamic cast, including Rajkummar Rao, Dulquer Salmaan, Adarsh Gourav, T.J. Bhanu, Gulshan Devaiah and the late Mr. Satish Kaushik who is seen in a career-defining performance that stays with you. The ensemble brings to life the creators’ vision in fun, new avatars. Guns & Gulaabs will premiere on August 18, only on Netflix.
Immersed in the ‘90s, Guns & Gulaabs paints a wild, wild world in cinemascope where a high stakes deal unfolds. Against the backdrop of comedic power struggles and revenge plots, the Netflix series blends genres as it follows a lovestruck mechanic, a reluctant heir to a ruling gang and an honest officer-turned-agent-of-chaos. Adding to this, a trio of schoolmates experience the sweet innocence that comes with growing up in a small town, replete with heartbreaks, betrayal, and a world of firsts.
Speaking of their first collaboration with Netflix, Raj & DK share, “Guns & Gulaabs has been an exhilarating journey for us! This time we went back to our favourite territory… embracing the storytelling style of our earlier films (99, Shor In The City). And somewhere along this process, we found ourselves creating a genre-mash in a pulpy, retro style. Netflix has been a like-minded partner sharing the same unbridled passion as us to present this unique, quirky story. And it marks the beginning of an exciting collaboration that we hope audiences will embrace.”
WATCH: Guns & Gulaabs | Official Trailer | Raj & DK | RajKummar, Dulquer, Adarsh, Gulshan | Aug 18
Tanya Bami, Director of Series, Netflix India said, “Take the gangster genre, add a dose of desi comedy to it, a generous flavouring of Bollywood and spice it up with Raj & DK’s inimitable style; the outcome is Guns & Gulaabs, a delectable mix of genres and an unforgettable entertaining experience. Raj & DK collaborating with us on their passion project is a really special commencement of our partnership with them and it’s been nothing short of amazing. With the excitement the teaser generated, we can’t wait for our audience to experience the trailer which brings to life the creator duo’s distinctive style and tone, along with unique performances by Rajkummar Rao, Dulquer Salmaan, Adarsh Gourav, T.J. Bhanu and Gulshan Devaiah. We are really excited to bring this series to our audience.”
Guns & Gulaabs is set to take you to a world where gangs run riot and unexpected protagonists take on new roles!