Ashdoc's movie review---Matru ki bijlee ka Mandola

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Ashdoc's movie review---Matru ki bijlee ka Mandola

Post by ashdoc on Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:55 pm

It is because we dream that we do......and Harry Mandola ( Pankaj Kapoor
) has but one dream---to convert the farming land near his haveli ( its
more like a palace actually ) in Haryana into a concrete jungle of
modern factories, office buildings and shopping malls ; in short ,
expand the city into his village and earn tons of moolah.....

And helping him fulfill his dreams is politician Shabana Azmi and her
son ; of course , they dream of raking in their share of moolah
too......and in fact plan to relive Harry of his share and become the
sole profiteers themselves in the end---though Harry does not know
this....

But the simple people of the village in which Harry lives have their
simple dreams too , of wheat growing well on their land and they earning
good money , of electricity being regularly supplied to their village
and they be allowed to lead their lives in peace.....

......And these simple dreams of village people come to directly clash
with the grand dreams of Harry and Shabana---for it is on the lands of
these poor innocent folk that Harry and Shabana plan to build their
concrete jungle.....how inconvenient for Harry and Shabana !!

So who is the stronger party ?? The powerful and rich people or the poor innocent Haryanvi villagers ??

The answer to this question is easy--- the rich people have big
connections and can squeeze the village folk by forcing the govt to not
allow their wheat to be bought by deeming it substandard , or by
bringing supply of electricity to the village to a standstill.....

Bur wait !! These are the times of revolution and a figure calling
himself an avtar of Mao Tse Tung ( played by Imran Khan ) is ready to
bring revolt and red revolution to the land seething with injustice.....

Heavy topic ?? Well , the movie tries to make it light by showing the whole battle in a comic-farce style.....

And to keep the mood whacky we get to see the bold and beautiful side of
Anushka Sharma who is Harry's daughter---deliberately taking a half
naked dip in the village pond in front of the assembled villagers and
emerging wet and wild to their seetis and taalis , dancing
with abandon in village dances and coming drunk to her own
wedding.....and above all falling in love with the new avtar of Mao Tse
Tung......

But does he reciprocate her feelings ( she is the capitalist's daughter after all ) or remain true to the revolution ??

And her father Harry Mandola ?? He loves two things in life---one thing is drink.....

......And when he's drunk he loses his senses and empathises with the
villagers and their problems and is ready to lead the revolution , only
to reverse his stand and become ruthless businessman when he becomes
sober----all in keeping with the nonserious and whacky mood of the
film.....

The other thing that Harry loves is his daughter---but he never is able to properly show it.....

The crunch comes when he learns that his feisty and lovely daughter
loves the leader of the revolution and is secretly aiding the
revolution.....

So when the crunch comes who will Harry side with ?? His daughter and her revolution or his capitalist friends and his dreams ??

Go and watch the movie for getting your answers....

But I am not recommending it much to you---for it carries it's comic and
whacky style too far and reduces the whole thing to a farce.....some of
the so called ' jokes ' fail to evoke laughter.....

The whole language is haryanvi style with full scale gaali galoch---though the director has been careful that gaalis are not given in offensive style .

Pankaj Kapoor and Anushka do put in good performances---but that does
not save the film , though the climax of the film does try to warm the
cockles of your heart with some genuine moments of warmth .

Verdict---not good .

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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Matru ki bijlee ka Mandola

Post by ashdoc on Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:09 pm

Now that I have given the film a bad rating , PropaGANDU will deliberately go and watch the film like the fool that he is Laughing

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Post by Hellsangel on Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:11 pm

ashdoc wrote:Now that I have given the film a bad rating , PropaGANDU will deliberately go and watch the film like the fool that he is Laughing

Much obsessed with him?

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Post by ashdoc on Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:20 pm

Hellsangel wrote:
ashdoc wrote:Now that I have given the film a bad rating , PropaGANDU will deliberately go and watch the film like the fool that he is Laughing

Much obsessed with him?

or he with me Wink

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