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)2011 7 Khoon Maaf2007 Blood Brothers (short)2006 Omkara2005 The Blue Umbrella2003 Maqbool2002 The Web of the Witch1999 Gubbare (TV series)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)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)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)
Did You Know?
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 ChaubeyWriter (6 titles)2010 Ishqiya (screenplay)2009 Kaminey: The Scoundrels (screenplay)2007 Blood Brothers (short) (screenplay)2006 Omkara (screenplay)2005 The Blue Umbrella (screenplay)2006 Omkara (associate director)2005 The Blue Umbrella (associate director)2003 Maqbool (associate director)2002 The Web of the Witch (associate director)