Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola not Bharadwaj's best work but a film not to be missed either
All my friends who watched the film 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' looked apparently disappointed, but still they advised me to watch it. Vishal Bharadwaj is one such director, who has the ability to attract audiences with just his name on the director's chair.
PEOPLE ACTUALLY watch Bharadwaj’s films for the social message and his unique storytelling skills. What might have disappointed many is the fact that his work was not consistent with the film. The audience was only able to get bits and pieces of Vishal Bharadwaj, when they were expecting two solid hours of raw humor, imagery and intense emotions.
The political satire was well written but what acted as a joy kill, was the pace and the length. Eminent actors Pankaj Kapoor
and Shabana Azmi
delivered flawlessly but even such actors require some support from their co-actors. Imran Khan did his best to cast beyond his suave urban image with this film and was successful to some extent. Anushka Sharma
, as Bijlee was a pleasure to watch. Being the daring village belle with a drunk father, Sharma was fabulous.
Refraining to spoil the fun for people, who are yet to see the film, the story was well told and in parts it achieved perfection. With large amount of humor in the form of pink buffalo, Bharadwaj tried his best to present a rustic village with quirky characters. The music of the film was the USP and tracks such as Oye Boy Oye Boy, Khamakha and Chor Police, which were an instant hit among the audiences.
Repeating what other reviewers have already said I would sum up by saying that Matru Ki Bijlee is not the director's best work but it is a film not to be missed either.