After Susanna’s dark and gritty quest for true love in Saat Khoon Maaf, Vishal Bhardwaj is back with a crazy comedy set in his favourite milieu, the countryside. And wethinks he’s got a winner in hand this time…
Imran Khan – who is more American than Indian in his mannerisms – and model-turned-actor Anushka Sharma playing gaonwalas, speaking in chaste Hindi and exploring the dusty terrain of rustic India didn’t exactly make a perfect picture in our heads and hearts. But after watching the 2.53 minute-long theatrical trailer of Vishal Bhardwaj’s latest film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, we must say the writer-director-producer has proved us wrong.
While the film’s plotline is as ambiguous as the title, it’s obvious the story revolves around three zany characters: Matru (Imran), Bijlee (Anushka) and Mandola (Pankaj). But how are they connected? Are Matru and Bijlee lovers? Is the salt pepper-haired Mandola eyeing the much younger, Meena Kumari-inspired Bijlee? We’ll have to wait to find that out. But Matru, Bijlee and Mandola aren’t the only loonies adding to the madness in the crazy caper. The film also has Shabana Azmi, Aarya Babbar, Navneet Nishan and a BollywoodLife-pink cow!
But the biggest shocker is Imran in the dehati avatar. We have to say that he’s already won our hearts with that bushy beard, dhoti-kurta and perfect Hindi pronunciation. Take a look and tell us if you agree with our take on the quirky comedy. When you stop giggling, of course!