“Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola” with Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma promises to be a RIOT


From the versatile director of Maqbool, Omkara and Kaminey, Vishal Bhardwaj, comes a new venture that I am really looking forward to: Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.

Bhardwaj’s films have always a touch of the unusual. That’s what I love about him.

The Blue Umbrella and 7 Khoon Maaf, those were critically acclaimed films. I found them intriguing. They didn’t fit the typical Bollywood mold. Bhardwaj’s movies are edgy, sometimes uncomfortable, realistic and out of the ordinary at the same time. Très kashyapish, sometimes bordering on the surreal. I love his style.

The script is co-written by his right hand man Abhshek Chaubey, who directed Ishqiya. Don’t know much about him but this creative team has a lot to show for.


Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is starring Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma and will release Jan11th, 2013 (India).  I get the feeling from the trailer that those two will have a killer chemistry. Imran with beard. hot.


story in a nutshell

Harry is an industrialist who loves his daughter Bijlee, and the bond they share with Harry’s man friday, Matru. Bijlee’s plan to wed the son of a politician, however, brings twists and turns in the lives of Matru, Bijlee and Mandola.

Director:  Vishal Bhardwaj

Writers: Vishal Bhardwaj, Abhishek Chaubey



Vishal Bhardwaj’s Filmography  (IMDb)

Director (10 titles)

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2011 7 Khoon Maaf (screenplay)

2010 Ishqiya (dialogues / screenplay)

2009 Kaminey: The Scoundrels (dialogue / screenplay)

2008 Migration (short) (dialogue)

2007 Blood Brothers (short) (dialogue)

2006 Omkara (dialogue / screenplay)

2005 The Blue Umbrella (dialogue / screenplay)

2003 Maqbool (dialogue / screenplay)

2002 The Web of the Witch (story)

Hide HideProducer (8 titles)
2013 Ek Thi Daayan (producer) (in production)

2011 7 Khoon Maaf (producer)

2010 Ishqiya (producer)

2007 No Smoking (producer)

2005 The Blue Umbrella (co-producer: VBPPL – as Vishal)

2003 Maqbool (co-producer – as Vishal)

2002 The Web of the Witch (producer)

Hide HideMusic Department (5 titles)
2011 7 Khoon Maaf (playback singer)

2010 Striker (playback singer)

2009 Kaminey: The Scoundrels (playback singer)

2008 U Me Aur Hum (playback singer)

2006 Omkara (playback singer)

Kaminey: The Scoundrels -- Guddu and Charlie are identical twins born and raised in the slums of Mumbai. They dream of leaving the squalor behind and moving into a life of prosperity and dignity. Though they look alike, the two are as different as chalk and cheese. One lisps, the other stammers. One is an honest, diligent social worker while the other hedges bets at a racecourse. The brothers want nothing to do with each other. But when Charlie gets mixed up in a deadly get-rich-quick scheme and Guddu realizes that the love of his life has unwittingly put a price on his head, their lives begin to collide. They find themselves facing rogue politicians, drug dealers and crooked cops. As they uncover a sinister plot laid out by the 'political-police-underworld' nexus, their stories finally converge to a point when they realize they only have each other.

Did You Know?


Vishal is known for his collaborations with Gulzar, who opted for Vishal’s music in all his directorial ventures since Maachis. In turn, he has provided lyrics to all of Vishal’s films. See more »


Frequently uses human vocals as instruments blended with his music.(e.g. the “Tau tau” song in The Web of the Witch, vocals of Sunidhi Chauhan in “Beedi” song from Omkara, the “Dhan-Te-Nan” song in Kaminey: The Scoundrels) See more »

Abhishek Chaubey
Writer (6 titles)

2010 Ishqiya (screenplay)

2009 Kaminey: The Scoundrels (screenplay)

2007 Blood Brothers (short) (screenplay)

2006 Omkara (screenplay)

2005 The Blue Umbrella (screenplay)

Hide HideSecond Unit Director or Assistant Director (4 titles)
2006 Omkara (associate director)

2005 The Blue Umbrella (associate director)

2003 Maqbool (associate director)

2002 The Web of the Witch (associate director)

Hide HideDirector (1 title)

2010 Ishqiya



4 thoughts on ““Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola” with Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma promises to be a RIOT

  1. Hey Ina, I really love your work and want to get in touch with you about something particular about Bollywood. Could you let me know how I can get in touch with you?

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