Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Comedy
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Review Summary: On the whole MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA holds your attention in parts but that's not enough.

Average Critic Rating: (2.81)
Cast: Imran Khan , Anushka Sharma , Pankaj Kapoor , Shabana Azmi , Aarya Babbar , Navneet Nishan , Ranvir Shorey , Pranay Narayan , S.K. Batra
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Release Date: 11 Jan 2013
Est. Box Office Collection: 40.7 CR

Plot: The film tells the story of three individuals, Harphool Singh Mandola a.k.a. Harry ( Pankaj Kapur ), his daughter, Bijlee Mandola ( Anushka Sharma ) and Hukum Singh Matru ( Imran Khan ) known in short as 'Matru'. Harry is a wealthy, cynical businessman who dreams of turning the Mandola Read more

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Cast:Imran Khan, Anushka SharmaDirector:Vishal BhardwajIf it's true - what director Vishal Bhardwaj would have us believe in that cheeky anti-smoking disclaimer that precedes Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola - that too much of anything, even water and lemon, is
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
Dil dola re, dola re…
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ has a lot of things going for it but somehow it lacks the edge of other Vishal Bharadwaj films. Except his last production (7 Khoon Maaf), Vishal Bharadwaj’s productions are commendable for their tight, flawless scripts but in
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
In one of the best opening scenes in recent times, we see a car zoom and crash through a makeshift liquor shop.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
And love it you will.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
A cocktail of madness random humour and good writing that’ll make you go hic hic hurrah!
Rachit Gupta, FilmFare
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola – sets the tone for the rest of the film. It is a wild, wacky, wicked satire that carries the unmistakable Vishal Bhardwaj signature. But it leaves you with mixed feelings.
On the whole MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA holds your attention in parts but that's not enough.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama

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Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola - All Reviews

He introduces pink buffaloes and deep wells, Sheila Dixit, even a laal rang ka kachcha! As said earlier, Bhardwaj has provided topical music that synchronizes with the movie
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
On the whole, Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola is one film which has Vishal Bahrdwaj’s trade mark written all over it. Realistic scenes, a new look Imran Khan, terrific dialogues and some humorous comedy are sure shot plus points. On the flip side a slow second
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood 3
Malvika RaoMovie Details Release date: Jan 11, 2013 Language: Hindi Genre: Comedy, Drama Cast & Crew: Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma, Pankaj Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Arya Babbar Director: Vishal Bharadwaj Music: Vishal Bharadwaj Length: 2 hrs 31 mins Writer: Vishal Bharadwaj, Abhishek ChaubeyBook Tickets|Watch Trailer
The film begins with a singularly delectable image – a stretch limousine standing in a field.
Hindustan Times 
Very few filmmakers even dare to make the kind of films that Vishal Bhardwaj is known for. Dark, rustic, delectable with hardly any commercial value (his most acclaimed work Omkara, a film that won several awards, was a commercial failure). Matru Ki Bijle
But when the marketing demons forces the marketing over creativity the resultant child  this time can be named as ‘Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola’Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola has a story which is one of the most relevant topics in the era of urbanization, it ha
Ashish Gupta, Rate Movies Here
Ever imagined being at bay with a pink buffalo that smiles at you, that when you’re high-spirited; and to add to it, at your daughter’s wedding? As viewers, we’ve always looked forward to a Vishal Bha
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Director :Vishal BhardwajMusic :Vishal BhardwajLyrics :GulzarStarring :Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma, Pankaj Kapur, Shabana Azmi and Arya BabbarJanuary 11, 2013 12:11:05 PM ISTBy Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial Mandola is no Mandwa. Named after the rich z
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
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.
Komals Reviews
Worth a watch!
Roshni Devi, Koi Moi
atru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola may not have a universal appeal, but it is thoroughly entertaining.
IANS Team, India Today
Pankaj Kapoor is Harpool Singh Mandola. Rich Harry is feudal master of a village called Mandola, somewhere in Haryana. In cahoots with lady love, politician Chaudhari Devi (Shabana Azmi) Mandola wants to get the village declared an SEZ – Special Economic
Amodini Sharma, Planet Bollywood
But the magic works well only in parts.
Namita Gupta, Rate Movies Here
You could skip it!
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood 3
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is a noble attempt, though the treatment is not everybody’s cup of tea. The film is quirky in both a good and bad way. At times absurd, at times too clever for its own good. Watch it for its originality if nothing else.
Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice
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.
His latest offering a political satire according to Bhardwaj is about Mandola (Pankaj Kapur) first grade like always, his daughter Bijlee (Anushka Sharma) high on energy low on performance, and Matru (Imran Khan) different but still far from good.
Abhishek Bhardwaj, Rate Movies Here
Vishal Bhardwaj disappoints with this predictable tale
Latika Payak, Bollywood Life
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola fails to leave an impact and ends up disappointing you. Pankaj Kapur's hilarious histrionics can be the only reason to watch the film.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
Haryanvi feudal Harry Mandola wants to sell village lands for malls - can Matru Bijlee and 'Mao' stop him?
Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India
e bad the story is set on the backdrop of a village in Haryana and this has Harry Mandola (Pankaj Kapur) who is a wealthy industrialist in that area. He is a major drunkard and loves the company of his bottle. He also has a daughter Bijlee (anushka) who i
Bharat Student
Starting from the very title, the film ends up giving wrong indications. If this was meant to be funny, it indeed was. However the film isn't, and this is where the core issue lies.
India Glitz
Vishal Bhardawaj, who is known for his grave story sense, tries out his hands in comedy for the first time and achieves some praise. The comic timings of the cast and strong issue raised in the movie makes Matru Ki BIjli Ka Mandola a one time watch. Even
Avad M, Bollywood 3
Film stars almost on a daily basis. For a generation who had grown up watching
Vivek Kaul, First Post
An Afro-Haryanvi carnival!
Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life
Latika Payak, Bollywood Life
P.S. Matru... is not the film I imagined it to be. One that throws you off your popcorn,  BBM-ing and utter love for Bollywood cliches.
Piyasree Dasgupta, First Post
The expectations were pretty much good enough, considering the maestro Vishal Bhardwaj's film, and the prominent star-cast such as Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma along with the veterans such as Pankaj Kapur and Shabana Azmi in lead roles. The principal plo
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda
If only good intentions made a good film, Matru is a masterpiece. The story has warm, real characters, it arms the honest against the dishonest and although simplistic, it has much social relevance, especially in today's corrupt times. But even though the
Janhavi Samant, Mid-Day