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Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola Review

MKBKM Rating: 2.82/5

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Ratings:4/5 MKBKM Review By: Rajeev Masand  Site: CNN IBN (IBNLive)
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola might well be described as Bhardwaj’s holiday movie – a mad story with crazy characters – but fortunately for us, even in a light mood, the director can be counted on to say interesting things. This outrageous comedy after all shows little concern for our health as it delivers laugh after side-splitting laugh. Returning to form after the disappointing Saat Khoon Maaf, Vishal Bhardwaj gives us a film that’s enjoyable and relevant in equal measure. I’m going with four out of five for Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola. The year’s first gem has arrived – don’t miss it!
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh  Site: Bollywood Hungama
MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA is definitely not Vishal's best work, though the master touch is evident in several sequences. The story barely moves in the first hour; there are stretches when the account begins to blur. Thankfully, the sequence of events and some exceptional moments in the post-interval portions save the film from tripping. At the same time, I wish to add that the film could've done with some judicious trimming for a stronger impact. It's way too lengthy! On the whole, MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA holds your attention in parts, but that's not enough. The first half is lackluster, while the post-interval part catches some steam. However, the excessive length plays a spoilsport. Below expectations!
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra  Site: Star World ( Hindustan Times)
I am a little disappointed to report that Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola didn’t stir up any keen emotions in me. Parts of the film soar but many are saggy and ultimately I was just underwhelmed. It’s ambitious but also indulgent and inconsistent in tone, making the film a jerky ride. Some stretches are clunky, but just when you’re starting to get restless a terrific scene grabs you. It’s an exciting transformation. Despite this, Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola feels like a puzzle in which all the pieces don’t fit. Its idiosyncrasies are both its strength and its undoing.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das  Site: Times of India (TOI)
But here's my angst - this movie could have been so much more. Like champagne gone flat, the film's left lying about for too late, its plot meandering everywhere (including a plane ride through moon-lit clouds, ending in a Maoist meeting), the director so determined to have fun that often, the viewer doesn't. Sure, there are hilarious moments involving pink buffaloes and deep wells, Shakespeare and Sheila Dixit, even a laal rang ka kachcha, and it's all very clever - but where's the self-control? With its intellectual foundation and dramatic potential, MKBKM needed disciplined direction, not wandering shots, predictable banter or dull crudity.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahta  Site: ETC
Vishal Bhardwaj’s dialogues are good and evoke laughter. But they are also meant more for the gentry audience. The comedy in the film will appeal to one small section of the audience only. Here, it must be mentioned that while a very few comic punches are mass-oriented, most of them are of the kind which will find favour with only the classes. For instance, every reference to Mao Tse Tung and related jokes are very class-appealing and will not be comprehended by the masses.On the whole, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola entertains only in parts. It is otherwise lengthy and boring and will, therefore, fail to make its mark at the box-office. Losing.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Raja Sen  Site: Rediff
It's theatrical, insightful, wickedly clever and, often, too funny to even laugh at, if you know what I mean. It is also, as may be apparent, an utterly random movie, sometimes jarringly uneven and frequently meandering. And yet it works, because it is, at every single step, unexpected and surprising.This film swings with two sultans, each spurring the other on toward a sillier spectacle, a sight of grand lunacy. Laced with both acid and arsenic, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola isn't everyone's cup of tea. It takes a while to get into its groove, but changes gears with spectacular finesse after that.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee  Site: NDTV
It is a wild, wacky, wicked satire that carries the unmistakable Vishal Bhardwaj signature. But it leaves you with mixed feelings. It isn’t a big, bloated blockbuster wannabe. It has its daring share of moments that defy popular expectations. Despite the uneven quality of the ambitious narrative, Bhardwaj packs in just about enough quirky energy to make Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola generally watchable. Few filmmakers in Mumbai engage with ideas and issues of contemporary relevance as felicitously as Bhardwaj. He might have fallen short this time around, but even when he is not at his best, he is infinitely better than most in the business.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta  Site: Indian Express
Once the director gets to the point, we realize it’s a very meat-and-potatoes kind of story, the most meat-and-potatoes Bharadwaj has been, despite the weird contrivances he includes in the telling of it. The conflict is the familiar poor `kisaan’ vs rapacious overlords, and true love vs forced alliances, and how education save our souls, shot through in some parts with the sort of VB flourish that make his films such delights. But he makes us wait for the good bits, does Bharadwaj, and by then we’ve nearly fallen asleep.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Kanika Sikka  Site:DNA
Ten minutes before the ending of the first half (which is mighty slow), the movie is still trying to set the plot. Just before the interval, there’s a twist (not like you couldn’t guess it) and during the break, you wonder what the movie is trying to show. This confusion is carried on till the end of the second half, in which, characters appear and disappear conveniently. At the end of it, even though they had worthy intentions, I doubt the filmmakers knew what exactly they wanted to portray through their various characters. Watch the film for Pankaj Kapoor and Shabana Azmi and some fun that the duo bring about. But don’t expect too much out of it. Final warning: Bharadwaj fans, stay away from this one.
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Ratings:3/5  Review By: Roshni Devi  Site: Koimoi
What’s Good: The funny bits; the Haryanvi setting; Gulabo’s appearances; Pankaj Kapur’s act. What’s Bad: The slow first half; the undecipherable parts of Pankaj Kapur’s speech; Imran Khan’s lack of rustic charm. Loo break: A few before the interval. Watch or Not?: Watch it for a nice dose of rustic comedy!
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Ratings:2.5/5  Review By: Nabanita Roy  Site: OneIndia
MKBKM is a comedy-drama that revolves around three zany characters. Bharadwaj does a clean job by creating some peculiar lead characters and placing them in whacky, quirky situations. On the whole, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is gripping and funny so far. We hope Bharadwaj does a justice till the end.
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Ratings:--  Review By: Sneha May Francis  Site: EMIRATES 24/7
‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ takes us into a whirlwind journey that’s incredibly crafted, brilliantly textured, and lusciously witted. The narrative never loses focus, and plods along with effortless ease and impeccable finesse. Each situation is created with utmost sincerity and each line is written with tremendous delight.
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Ratings:2.5/5  Review By: Latika Payak  Site: BollywoodLife
So if you have an option of watching the movie at a theatre or waiting for it to premiere on television, we suggest you choose the second. Trust us, you won’t be missing out on anything.And one message for Vishal Bhardwaj as we sign off – you can do better!
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  3. dekho dekho bhai!!!! taran adarsh ne kisi movie ko 2 star die!!

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  4. Paise nahi mile honge

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  5. stupid review ! I saw d premiere yesterday !
    awesome movie !
    taran ko paise nahi mile !

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  6. MKBKM(sounds like an acronym of a famous Indian cuss word) is a political satire set in a Haryana local village.
    The movie is overly long while depicting the current state of affairs in a satirical way. The screenplay may remind you of theatre shows trying to deliver social message with humour punches.However, dozes of swear words and forced haryanvi accents on characters may not appeal to mass viewers.
    Overall, the movie wont make your MAN-DOLA but its on-screen treatment would definitely come as a breeze of fresh air amidst a cyclone of brain-less comedies.

    PS:- Pankaj kapur and Gulabi Bhains are the ones to watch out for

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  7. Not very nice movie... watched paid preview yesterday. We can easily guess the suspense and what is going to happen next while watching the movie so OK OK movie ...

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  8. Reviews Seems to be mixed not sure to see or not to see . Any opinions from those who have seen.

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  9. Vishal has gone mad this time. defiantly It'll be the worst movie of this year for sure.
    Vishal go and get some other job , Direction is not ur business anymore.

    Even 7 khoon maaf was better because it was taken from a novel. This time i think novel was missing from his hands:P.

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  10. With ‘MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA’, Vishal Bhardwaj shows a new flare of humor that may look absurd and silly on the whole but at the very same time, it’s also incredibly apt, undone in the past & undoubtedly very smart-rational & coherent…the only condition is you have to be attentive enough to read between the lines & sharp enough to single out where exactly it is coming from and precisely where its targeted point is.

    The film largely has a satire feel that goes on the gross-root level to talk about farmers in North India […Haryana in this case] being forced to loose their lands as a double-faced drunkard capitalist [played brilliantly by the extraordinaire Pankaj Kapur] and an opportunist corrupt politician [played by the competent Shabana Azmi] want it to trade with its industrialized modern version of materialistic social reformation. Now, this sure was a self-destroying task to start with but hats off to Vishal for making this subject less preachy-adeptly entertaining…with a genre that’s radically witty and comically radical!

    So, is it a perfect film? No, not even close to it! It starts off well, ends well and creates some genuinely laugh-out-loud moments in between with gags; mostly with Pankaj Kapur in it like him seeing ‘gulaabi bhains’ whenever he’s driven by his urge to drink alcohol, his ‘night-walk on helicopter’ with Imran etc. but the bumpy uneven pace, overtly stretched duration, theatrical screenplay & struggling performances of Anushka & Imran makes it restricted to ‘An Enjoyable Watch’ rather than being ‘A beyond expectations experimental cinema’. Watch it solely for the institution named Pankaj Kapur, and you’ll not be disappointed at all. [3/5]

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    1. Not as good as your earlier reviews. In fact reading all the reviews so far has left me confused on whether to go for this or not

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    2. bro u ddnt watch table no 21 guess? was gud stuff..

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    3. watchd n was disappointed.. dis time totaly disagree wid ur 3/5 rating.. 2 would b fair considering its output is not entertaining

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    4. abey sale teku kaam dhanda niye kya
      kabibi review dete rehta..
      bada critic bana phir rahahey
      jakey kuch kam karley warna life teri pindey mey miljati

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  11. Raja Sen--4stars,
    Taran Adarsh--2stars......????

    Lagta hai Raja Sen aur Taran Adarsh ke aatma'ye adla-badli ho gayi hai !!!

    -Das.

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  12. taran ku paise nai mile isliye kum rating diya

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  13. Weird name weird movie

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  14. Komal nahta's review is most interesting

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  15. Rajeev masand gave 4 and taran adarsh 2

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  16. Again, Komal's review is excellent. 100% Correct As I mentioned above it's not very good movie to watch.

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  17. Main dekhu ya na dekhu
    karu main kya karu

    confusion

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    1. Same here very mixed reviews. i am thinking of following rajeev masand

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  18. agar matru ki bijli ka mandola ki jagah matru ki bijli ka tan dola hota toh thadki taran 5 star deta

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  19. I m from haryana .. Let.me clear 1 thing ..koi behnchoo... kitna bhi jor laga le ...haryanvi nahi boli javey..... Aman dangi

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  20. watchd da movie.. nothing great.. 1st half is too slow n abit boring as vb takes whole 1st half to build up the characters... story picks up in 2nd half n its little better but nothing exceptional. pankaj kapoor n shabana azmi r to watch for.. de see, to be the main lead of the movie. overall in my view ths move can b avoided as its not a package entertainer... watch if ur die hard fan of any actoer coz on DVD u wont b able to tolerate this. 2/5

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  21. MKBKM is an "if only" film If only the gem of a plot was utilised better by Vishal Bhardwaj If only the characters didn't turn juvenile in parts of the film If only the director didn't get confused as to which parts of the movie should be funny and which should not If only Imran Khan's role was better If only the film was 30 minutes shorter. The movie would be talked about for many years.

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  22. The humor of Vishal Bhardawaj movies is intellectual, metaphorical and satire in nature, and hence out of reach of the illiterate masses but to some extent made up by using the very mush local dialect where the story is based. I would say this movie is really for the intellectual and satire appreciating people. I reminds you of the street play by actors and activists during an unrest such as recently we saw on the roads of delhi. BUT FOR ME PERSONALLY SPEAKING, '''SHABANA AZMI''''WAS ABOVE EXCELLENCE, THAT LADY IS UNBELIEVABLE. I MEAN SHE LOOKS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AT THE SAME TIME.

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  23. chutiya taran kahin ka .........

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  24. But here's my angst - this movie could have been so much more. Like champagne gone flat, the film's left lying about for too late, its plot meandering everywhere (including a plane ride through moon-lit clouds, ending in a Maoist meeting), the director so determined to have fun that often, the viewer doesn't. Sure, there are hilarious moments involving pink buffaloes and deep wells, Shakespeare and Sheila Dixit, even a laal rang ka kachcha, and it's all very clever - but where's the self-control? With its intellectual foundation and dramatic potential, MKBKM needed disciplined direction, not wandering shots, predictable banter or dull crudity. On the upside, Azmi's performance is effortlessly evil until the last swig. Anushka plays her now-familiar loud-spunky-sexy babe, unconvincing but attractive as an eccentric rustic. But despite her Pond-girl entry in see-through top and teeny shorts, Mandola's heart-throb is Imran Khan who's red-hot (literally), stubble and a sardonic air pumping his sex-appeal. With its Trilbys and tractors, malls and Maoism, its stretch limo and smart-boy! lines, MKBKM could have been such a fun ride. But sadly, director ka bhi man dola, rather too often.

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  25. EXCELLENT MOVIE! Totally agree with Rajeev Masand and Raja Sen. Its a mad, mad, mad film. Though it appears more like a Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra film than a Vishal Bhardwaj film. Pankaj Kapur easily belong in the category of Naseeruddin Shah, Kamal Hasan, Al Pacino and Robert de Niro. Imraan is also fairly good. Anushka Sharma will strengthen your forearms.

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    1. paincho paincho.. isne bhi gulabi pee rakhi hai.. paincho

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  26. Really very bakwas movie.. don't go 4 it,save money

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  27. gaurav rai..paagal aadmi hai yaar tu
    teh movie was good in portions only...
    the movie have no impact on our minds and wen u leave the theatre...
    i wished it was a continuous joy ride...
    if sleek editing would have been done..it would have been the nice start to the year..2013..
    A good entertainer is still due on the bollywood countdown ...!!!

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    1. hahaha...thanks for the complement, sir :)

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  28. ritesh -----tujhme taran adarsh ki aatma ghus gayee hai lagta...
    btaa kitne me bikaa hai tu..kya rate hai tera ..!!!

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  29. bukwasss movie.........

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  30. thoroughly weird movie rajeev masand ka pucca dimag fir gaya hain jo isko 4 star diya

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  31. Very good film and you will get tried by laughing

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  32. paisa waste ho gaya!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. matru ki bigli ki maaki..#@%*$.......
    Itna ghatia film ....sabhi ko sirf 100cr kamane hai, aur kuch bhi bana dete hai film.....Public ko kya chu*** samaj rakha hai!!!
    Aur rajeev masand se to ab bharosa hi oot gaya hai.....

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  34. I completely second Rajeev and Rajasen, it’s really a nice movie and I really enjoyed. Very good concept by Vishal Bhardwaj.

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    1. Rajeev , Raja Sen and you all who liked the movie are mad the movie is completely weird i just didn't got the point

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  35. ek number ki bawassssssssssssss movie......!!!!!!!!

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  36. The movie was not that bad. it was an ok movie

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  37. be gand ke andhon, filim kaisa hai u batao naa, shahrukh salman log ko leke apas me lad rahe ho,e hero log paisa kama rha hai, aur tum log hero log ka side leke lad rahe ho, stardom jhant barabar cheez hai, gand maraye film star, film should be classy with updated techonoly advanced cinematography, script & most importantly acting, e chutiya log jhant barabar camera use karta hai, aur salman fil me hagega, padega, mootega,public pura khush, shahrukh chutiya hai rang de basanti, 3 idiots, robot, dhoom 3, robot jaisa fil chorke ra 1, jab tak hai jaaan kiya, aamir sahi jaa rha hai, akshay bhi ghatiya film sign kar rha hai, imran ko acting nahi ata, hrithik baap ke dam pe hai, saif better kar rha, john is improving, arjun is doing well, ek baar dekh sakte ho tv me

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