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.
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."
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