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Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013)

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Set in the rustic surroundings of a village in Haryana in India, "Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola" is a comedy-drama about Harry Mandola (PANKAJ KAPUR), a wealthy industrialist who loves his drink, his daughter Bijlee (ANUSHKA SHARMA) and the unusual bond they both share with Harry's man friday, Matru (IMRAN KHAN). Much to her father's delight, Bijlee is all set to marry Baadal (ARYA BABBAR), the son of a powerful politician Chaudhari Devi (SHABANA AZMI). This alliance which is far from just being a

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Comedy, Romance

Vishal Bhardwaj, Abhishek Chaubey

Feb 25, 2013

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Save for a couple of visually engaging dance numbers, mostly shot with hand-held digital cameras, MKBKM is dishearteningly banal.

January 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Judicious editing could have helped consolidate the joyfulness at the expense of occasionally repetitive narrative flab, but for the most part "Matru" is neatly energetic, a mix of screwball whimsy and softball seriousness.

January 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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A mix of gently outraged populism and low-powered romantic comedy, Vishal Bhardwaj's "Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola" might have been better with a chunk lopped off its two-and-a-half-hour runtime.

January 13, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A technically proficient widescreen opus that shifts, jarringly, between a generic love-triangle rom-com, a farcical political black comedy and a preachy message-movie. Some fragmented images and well-played moments leave an impact; most don't.

January 16, 2013 Full Review Source: sbs.com.au
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Scattershot romantic comedy about an arranged marriage between an heiress and a politician's son that will ruin several rural farms.

January 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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A zany satire that will leave you either mesmerised by its brilliance or just a little dazed by it's lunacy.

January 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
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