Saturday, 23 March 2013

Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola

Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola

Release date 11 January 2013

Produced from Vishal Bharadwaj as well as Fox celeb Studios. not just co-producing, Bharadwaj has also directed, co-scripted and scored the music for the movie. The motion picture starred Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma in the titular roles, while Arya Babbar and Shabana Azmi played supporting roles. The video was launched international on 11 January 2013

This is Vishal Bhardwaj’s seventh motion picture as director after Makdee (2002), Maqbool (2003), The Blue Umbrella (2005), Omkara (2006), Kaminey (2009, and Saat Khoon Maaf (2011)


    Pankaj Kapur as Harphool Singh Mandola
    Imran Khan as Hukum Singh Matru
    Anushka Sharma as Bijlee Mandola
    Shabana Azmi as Chaudhari Devi
    Arya Babbar as Baadal
    Ranvir Shorey in a cameo appearance
    Lekha Washington in a cameo appearance

Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is Imran’s ninth video after his debut in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na in 2008 and Anushka’s seventh movie after her debut in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, also in 2008.

story of three persons, Harphool Singh Mandola a.k.a. Harry (Pankaj Kapur), Harry's daughter Bijlee Mandola (Anushka Sharma) and Hukum Singh Matru (Imran Khan) known in short as 'Matru'. Harry is a rich, cynical businessman who dreams of turning the Mandola village (named after his family) inside a shining example of his success and in to a microcosm of a fledgeling economy in itself. But this dream can only be realised when the villagers bond to sell their land on the government at unfairly low rates in order to the land to be converted inside a unique Economic Zone.

While being the shrewd, sophisticated and composed individual that Harry normally is, he is usually also quite fond of drinking. Whenever drunk, he turns intowards the advocate of equality and betterment of the villagers but regrets these remark and deeds when sober. When he chooses not to drink, he hallucinates, as a withdrawal symptom, about a pink buffalo 'Gulabo', that may be also the mascot of the brand of alcohol that he adores. The knowledge of these hallucinations are later used from the film from Matru as a ploy to acquire Harry drunk in order to serve his own plans.

Bijlee Mandola is usually that the merely child of Harry Mandola. She lost her mother when she was young and now lives in Mandola village after having got a higher education in unexampled Delhi and later in Oxford, England. Bijlee is now in love with Baadal (Arya Babbar), the son of a politician Chaudhari Devi (Shabana Azmi) and is all put to marry him.

Chaudhari Devi can be a corrupt politician who along with her obedients is helping Harry realise his dream while Baadal and Bijlee's union is often also apt as it serves Harry's or maybe Chaudhari Devi's individual goals. While Chaudhari Devi conspires to manage Harry's wealth by marrying her son to his daughter, Harry seeks Chaudhari Devi's help in realising his dream in exchange of their children's marriage.

Matru is usually a revolutionary, fighting towards the villagers' cause of not letting their land being taken out. He is educated in Law from JNU, holds a job as Harry's driver and is really also responsible for regulating Harry's drinking. Matru's revolutionary instincts are listed to be significantly influenced via those of Mao Tse Tung.

The film comences with a negotiation at a liquor shop set in crop laden fields, between the liquor shop owner and a heavily drunk Harry. The shop owner's rude refusal to sell alcohol to Harry due on the day being a dry day, provokes Harry to run his Limousine infor the shop.

Once drunk, Harry is stated to be an entirely various individual, who likes the land of the villagers to be returned to them, Matru to marry Bijlee while himself to retire inside a spiritual man. The villagers however are supported and advised by Mao who regularly sends messages on the villagers, written on cloth. Later through the video it is revealed that Mao is none other in comparison with Matru who is often advising the villagers without sharing himself in order to retathrough the key position as Harry's aide.

Bijlee's love for Baadal is depicted to be a contradiction to her subtle, perhaps subconscious, knowledge of Baadal's incompatibility with her. This subtle thought aggravated via Baadal's affiliation and acts supporting his mother's corrupt steer, overpowers Bijlee's will to marry him and polarises her into helping Matru and the villagers alternatively. After this polarisation, watching Chaudhari Devi and Baadal's ambitions now with more clarity and while helping Matru and the villagers, Bijlee falls in love with Matru.

Although they provide the help of Matru, his college pals and Bijlee, the villagers loose all their crop to an unexpected rain storm. The crop which could have fetched enough cash to puttle their debts to the government bank and nevertheless some more for their own survival, is now completely destroyed. Thus the villagers are forced to surrender their land, versus their will, to the government in order to placetle their debts.

Later, discovering Bijlee's alliance with the villagers, Chaudhari Devi, now cautious, decides to finalise the decree to convert the now acquired land into an SEZ only once Bijlee and Baadal are married.

All this builds up the tension leading up to the wedding at the climax wherein Matru and the villagers require a plan to obtain Harry drunk who in turn will call off the wedding. This plan apparently works and Harry is listed to be drunk, succumbing to Matru and the villagers' plan. Now while drunk, he enters the marriage venue, calls off the wedding, chases out Chaudhari Devi, Baadal and their supporters and decides to receive Bijlee and Matru married. Consequently, upon refusal by Matru on the pretext that Harry will not think the same way regarding him and Bijlee when sober, Harry finally reveals that he had sworn on Bijlee to not consume even a drop of alcohol and has stood by his word. In turn revealing that while he did all that he did appearing to be drunk, he wasn't drunk at all during the first place.

Songs Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola 2013
1.     "Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola"       Sukhwinder Singh, Ranjit Barot     3:52
2.     "Oye Boy Charlie"   Rekha Bhardwaj, Mohit Chauhan, Shankar Mahadevan     5:44
3.     "Khamakha"       Vishal Bhardwaj, Prem Dehati     5:59
4.     "Lootnewale"       Sukhwinder Singh, wizard Saleem     4:06
5.     "Shara-Rara-Ra"       Prem Dehati     1:29
6.     "Badal Uthiya"       Rekha Bhardwaj     3:18
7.     "Chaar Dina Ki"       Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan, Prem Dehati     2:05
8.     "Chor Police"       Pankaj Kapur     0:58
9.     "Nomvula"       African Umoja     1:40
10.     "Badal Uthiya (Reprise)"       Prem Dehati     3:18
11.     "Lootnewale (Reprise)"       Sukhwinder Singh

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