'Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola' earns 22.5 cr in the first weekend

The Indian cinema is going through a time of great change. Movie-goers in today’s times are more sensible and intelligent and thus different concepts and ideas are being welcomed by them.

Vishal Bhardwaj is known to have a keen sense of filmmaking. His films like “Maqbool” and “Omkara” have been hailed by the country as some top-class films.

His recent film at the box-office is “Matru Ki Bijli ka Mandola” that released on the 11th of January. The film got mixed reviews from the critics but the audiences seem to have liked the film. “MKBKM” passes its remarks on the current political scenario in our nation but gives it a humorous treatment. Thus the film can be safely called a satire.

Imran Khan flashes his acting talent in this film and so does Anushka Sharma, who delivers an acutely nuanced performance. However, Pankaj Kapur turns out to be the real star of this film.

The film has already garnered 22.5 crores in its opening weekend, and is expected to do better in the coming days.

Vishal Bhardwaj is elated with the response and said, “Our country is going through a massive transition. I wanted to make a film about the social and political scene in the country, but wanted to do it in a humorous tone. The response from the public and especially the young adults, has made me realise that Indian audiences are open to satire that does not always state the obvious.”

The film has garnered Rs 7.02 crores as its first-day collection. “MKBKM” has amassed the highest compared to other films made by Bhardwaj such as “Kaminey”, and “Omkara”.

“MKBKM” has been co-produced by Fox Star Studios and Bhardwaj. Vijay Singh who is the CEO of Fox Star Studios said, “'Matru Ki...' is a very special film. It has the audacity to take on real issues in our society, but present them with such wicked wit manner. It is funny, intelligent and cool. It is the new age 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro'. The film is being appreciated by multiplex audiences across north-India, Bangalore and Hyderabad.”

The film has also garnered the response of some industry people. Anurag Kashyap who is known for his unconventional films tweeted, “It is the most kick***, funny film. Intelligent and relevant film of our times.”

Producer Pritish Nandy also stated his views on Twitter, saying “Wicked wit. Pankaj Kapur proving again his peerless acting prowess.”