Monday, January 14, 2013

Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola - Review





The plot (no spoilers I promise)
Mandola (Pankaj Kapoor) has made a pact with Minister\politician (Shabana Azmi) to marry off his daughter Bijlee(Anushka Sharma) to her son Badal (Aryan Babbar). Through this pact Mandola seeks clearance for his dream factory plan much against the farmers wishes and the politician eyes his wealth.
Matru played by Imran Khan is a character that plays Mandola's help and is also pivotal in creating some twists in the movie.

The cast
Pankaj Kapoor delivers an excellent performance although his drunken Haryanvi accent gets a little difficult to understand at times. Anushka sharma does not have much to do but gives her best in all her scenes and is remarkably good in her druken scene (yes there's a lot of alcohol involved in the movie). As for Imran Khan, clearly this is the best role that he has got till date in terms of exploring his potential.

Shabana Azmi and Aryan Babbar are successful in playing their evil and dumb characters respectively.They are all ably supported by the rest of the cast.

The music

Except for the peppy title track Oh Boy Charlie is the only one that manages to catch one's attention.




What I thought
The movie has been marketed as a dark comedy. However there's not much of humour and at times it falls flat. Mainly because most of the jokes and punchlines were revealed in the promos only.The movie takes a lot of time to pick up pace and once it is set we are already almost towards the end. Somehow the story comes across as loose and the impact of the social message is lost.
But it has its plus points in terms of the fabulous art direction and Vishal Bharadwaj's efforts to keep it rustic and true to life.

My Rating
time pass it is..not great

Rating - o - meter
Fultoo paisa vasool
You must must watch this one
Oh hmm .. you know, you can watch it once
Time pass it is..not great
What a waste of time..couldn't sit through

Did any of you watch it? What did you'll think? Would love to hear your take. lease write back to me in comments box.

3 comments:

  1. Hehehe.. was waiting for a review. Will see it soon.

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  2. This movie is not belongs to VB i guess, There is no aim in this movie. The air plane crash scene, and the hero lands at the meeting of farmers as mavo, is really stupid. There is no link between many places of the movie. For example take the african can tribes, they come without big reason and stays in the movie almost till the end. Romance between Shabanajmi and Pankaj Kapoor? Why this really needed in the movie? Crazy movie. I hated it, waste of time, VB made me really upset.

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  3. mkbkm .. mine is on my blog mostlycinema.com

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