Anurag Kashyap may have an ordinary script but it's his edge-of-the-seat story-telling that scores every time. Just when you think you know what's going on, he throws you off with his unlooked-for treatment. His passion for cinema seeps through every frame, every shot. He captures every emotion admirably well. Gulaal is a film about dirty politics (and the murky elements that surround it), about revenge, greed, betrayal, love. But what overpowers the film itself are its carefully etched characters, that go beyond what meets the eye. They'll haunt you long after you've seen the film.
From the shrewd, hardheaded Dukey bana (Kay Kay Menon) to the mild-mannered Dileep (played by Raj Singh Choudhary, who's also co-written the film with Kashyap), from the cocky Rananjay Singh "Ransa" to the peacemaker Prithvi bana (Piyush Mishra), every character is hard-hitting. The film is not to be missed. Repeat value - more than a one-time watch!