Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola: Review

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The movie title represents the three main character names. The movie is a battle of villagers with Harry Mandola (Pankaj Kapoor), a rich man who dreams of setting up of big industries by exploiting the villagers. Matru (Imran Khan), a local boy, even after completing his education, is serving Mandola for the loan his grandfather had borrowed from Harry. Bijlee (Anushka Sharma) is daughter of Mandola who is about to be marry Badal (Arya Babbar), the son of a corrupt politician, Chaudhuri Devi (Shabana Azmi). 

Harry Mandola is the awesome character in the movie. He has two personalities, one is a alcoholic who turns socialist when Gulabo (country liquor) gets into his system and another, a perfect businessman who can do anything to fulfil his ambition – and Pankaj Kapoor was incredible in his role.
 
It has a spirited comedy that has its heart in the right place.It has something to say about what is going on in this country in the guise of a skewed development model in which farmers thirst for electricity to irrigate their land while humongous shopping malls a few kilometers away glitter all day long. 
 
The dialogues are great and very well written, music rating is average and the main striking one is the comedy. Watch the movie as a simple story and dont expect much, then you definitely enjoy it.
 
Cast: Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma, Pankaj Kapoor, Shabana Azmi
 
Director: Vishal Bharadwaj
 
Rating 7/10.

 

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