Matru ki bijli ka mandola is a romantic comedy starring Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma, Shabana Azmi, Arya Babbar and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, playback singer, director, screenwriter, writer, music composer and a producer. He carries different professions in Bollywood. He is always famous among critics for taking such issues which are rarely highlighted in the society with strong story line based on national and international novels. Maqbool, Omkara, The blue umbrella, 7 Khoon Maaf are some of the examples of his great work.
The film opens to introduce Haripool aka Harry Mandola (Pankaj Kapoor), a filthy rich and alcoholic builder and Matru (Imran Khan) who is following his family tradition of serving the Mandola family even after completing his education. The story is set up in a small village in Haryana named after the Mandola clan and centers around Harry and a vile politician Chaudhari Devi’s (Shabana Azmi) evil plans to usurp the fertile land owned by the village farmers for her personal gains. Also in the picture is Bijlee (Anushka Sharma) to add glamour and that much-needed spark to an otherwise dull film. Other characters who have added weight to the movie are Chaudhari Devi’s stupid son Badal (Arya Babbar) who wants to marry Bijlee to enjoy the property of the Mandolas and a Gulabi bhains (pink buffalo) which keeps appearing in the film every now and then to haunt Harry Mandola.
Anushka Sharma has a punk and a glamour as we have also seen in her earlier odd films. This leggy actress is the feast for the eyes throughout the movie. The only different thing was a sexy tattoo “Dekho Magar Pyaar Se” on her lower back. Imraan Khan in his rusty look has fairly justified the role of a haryanvi boy though he has missed out some of the accent a times. Being an extra ordinary talented actor, the film din’t justified the talent of Pankaj Kapoor, same with Shabna Azmi. The lyrics and music of the movie is peppy and good with nice title track. The most out-of-the-box part of the movie was the ‘Gulaabi Bhains’.
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