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Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola

quick review:

Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola is th typical political satire drill. The only difference is an ace act by Pankaj Kapur, 2-3 wonderfully insightful dialogues, and some feisty, witty lines.

What a lovely way to start the year it will be! A Vishal Bharadwaj film that looks like it is full of energy and fun. And if we know anything from his filmography, it will surely have something more. What a pleasant surprise it is to see Shabana Azmi back in action. I am sure she alone will make the film worth the ticket price.

So, the story is set in a little village in Haryana and Mandola (Pankaj Kapoor) is a politician, Bijlee (Anushka Sharma) his daughter and Matru (Imran Khan) his man Friday. It is very interesting that there are African women in this village and Bijlee dresses the way she does in a Haryani village. I guess these are perks of being a politician's daughter. Whatever the purpose, it goes without saying that curiosity has piqued.

Yes, I remind myself of my disappointment after watching Kaminey and the excitement balances off. Well, almost. There is something about Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola that says it will entertain and be a good film. If nothing else our we will know what Gulabi Bhains (pink buffalo) is all about.

And the music of course, has put us on a good start.

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "Typically quirky and imaginative soundtrack from the Vishal-Gulzar combo!"
Music Aloud - "8/10"
dunkdaft - "MKBKM soundtrack serves it purpose perfectly - making us curious about the film. "
Bollyspice - "2/5"
Happy Sing - "Vishal has done some good work. And it’s worth listening to. But the thirst that came with the big size, isn’t quenched."

Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola - Movie Details

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Comments (9)

g-10:

meetu, please incorporate a 'like' button on your review pages please!

B.H.Harsh:

Well-written review, particularly for the way you incorporated a plot device into your writing style.. (sober vrs drunk)... Kudos! ;)

There are a lot of things I want to say, but the thoughts are so muddled.. just like the movie itself.

When I saw Shabana Azmi joining the dancers in the end, it was so against the character and the tone of the movie. I know its a very trivial aspect.. but still, couldn't the makers see how it didn't make ANY sense? at all?!!!

Or did it?

bollybindass:

its a nice review.thx meetu.I watch this Movie only for anushka

meetu:

Thank you @Harsh! It makes it fun for me to write, and I'm glad it is fun to read, especially for people who have seen the film also. :)

@Bollybindass you might be a little disappointed because she doesn't have that much of a role.

Mudit Singhal:

This is probably one of the few times (these few are now turning into many actually) that I have exactly the same thoughts as you about the film...why didn't he go all the way? Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" was the way Vishal could've gone about it..but then VB is VB...there were moments which were brilliant..but then the in-between connecting sequences were taking away the satire...I suspect the title of the film in the not-so-sober state was "Akal badi ki gulabi bhains" which, in a sober state was changed to what it is...agar peeke hi banayi hoti to nasha kucch aur hi hota...us nashe mein kai din tak jhoomne ka mazaa kucch aur hi hota! Yahan to "akal" badi ho gayi phir se!

Sunny M:

Nice observations. I cam here looking for "desh adhyatmik hai to neta Buddha hai" dialogue...do you have the complete of that?

Ashwin:

Hi Meetu..good to be back on this forum!Quite an ordinary movie this.The only things worth watching are Pankaj Kapur and Gulabi Bhains....a massive disappointment overall from a man whose made films like Maqbool,Omkara,Kaminey,The Blue Umbrella etc in the past!

Ashwin:

Hi Meetu..good to be back on this forum!Quite an ordinary movie this.The only things worth watching are Pankaj Kapur and Gulabi Bhains....a massive disappointment overall from a man whose made films like Maqbool,Omkara,Kaminey,The Blue Umbrella etc in the past!

meetu:

@g-10 you have to wait for it, for the page to download completely. It's on the left side.

@Mudit Every once in a while, that should happen too, right? Our thoughts matching, that is.

@Sunny M no, I don't. But, it should be out there on the net, by now.

@Ashwin Sad and true.

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