With Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola releasing in theatres today, audiences have lots to look forward to. With a compelling starcast comprising Pankaj Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Anushka Sharma and Imran Khan (and not to mention a pink buffalo), with Vishal Bharadwaj in the director’s seat, the film promises to be nothing less than an entertainer through and through.
There are never enough words to describe Pankaj Kapoor and his extreme talent for keeping his viewers glued to the screen when he appears. Be it his portrayal of Abbaji in Maqbool or his onscreen persona of Mussadi Lal in Office Office, the audience is always left asking for more from this inimitable actor.
Anushka Sharma, on the other hand, is possibly one of the most sought out actresses in recent times. Her wonderful screen presence has led the nation to believe that she’s more than just a pretty face with her effortless performances that come with every film. Be it her underplayed role alongside Shah Rukh Khan in her debut film or her bindaas attitude in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, the audience loves her and rightfully so. From the trailers of MKBKM, she seems to have outdone herself yet again.
Being compared to Ranbir Kapoor can make one feel extremely threatened. After all, post-Barfi!, who wouldn’t be? Yet, Imran Khan has managed to creep his way into the hearts of millions with his handsome smile and those six-pack abs which he didn’t forget to flaunt in I Hate Luv Storys. However, this young lad is yet to get his due as an actor. Some may argue that Delhi Belly has been his best performance till date, but since it wasn’t his solo film, he doesn’t really have much to rave about. Having said that, MKBKM might just be the turning point he’s been looking for in his career. With an offbeat character like Matru’s, that too, under the guidance of Vishal Bharadwaj, let’s just hope that this film works wonders for him and the audience finally finds a glimpse of mamujaan lurking somewhere beneath the surface of that pretty face (those eyebrows aside).