“Gulabi Mela” was a romantic ode to the vibrant fairs in Sindh during the season of “Cheti-Chand” (Sindhi New Year in the month of April), that brings forth people of different communities, travellers, nomads & gypsies exchanging culture, music and clothing under the rosy shadows of summer. A world where every cell vibrates, where you sing from the heart and the light shines from within.


Mandi's charm lies in the freewheeling manner the story is told, it sheds light on the daily struggles of prostitutes. Even before you think that the drama will lodge you into a sphere with lofty lectures and monotonous lessons about the wrongs done to women, Shyam Benegal offers a witty and clever rev up to the tempo.