Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy: A Marathi Movie Review
Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy is a 2009 Marathi movie directed by Santosh Manjrekar and starring Sachin Khedekar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Makarand Anaspure and others. The movie is a comedy-drama that revolves around the identity crisis of a common Marathi man named Dinkar Bhosale, who feels oppressed and humiliated by the dominance of other communities in Mumbai. He gets a chance to change his life when he encounters the spirit of Shivaji Maharaj, the legendary Maratha king, who inspires him to fight for his rights and dignity as a Marathi Maanus (man).
The movie is a satire on the socio-political issues faced by the Marathi people in Maharashtra, especially in Mumbai. It also pays tribute to the history and culture of the Marathas and their contribution to the Indian freedom struggle. The movie has a blend of humor, emotion, action and drama, and delivers a powerful message of self-respect and pride. The movie also features some catchy songs composed by Ajit-Sameer and sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Kunal Ganjawala, Avadhoot Gupte and others.
Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy was a blockbuster hit at the box office and received critical acclaim from the audience and critics alike. It won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi, the Maharashtra State Film Award for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Dialogue, and the Zee Gaurav Award for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Story. The movie is considered as one of the best Marathi movies of all time and has a cult following among the Marathi audience.
The movie has a strong cast of actors who have delivered brilliant performances. Sachin Khedekar plays the role of Dinkar Bhosale, a frustrated and insecure Marathi man who works as a bank manager and faces discrimination and humiliation from his colleagues, neighbors and society. He undergoes a transformation when he meets Shivaji Maharaj, played by Mahesh Manjrekar, who appears as a vision and guides him to stand up for himself and his community. Mahesh Manjrekar also directed the movie and wrote the dialogues along with Abhijeet Deshpande and Guru Thakur.
Makarand Anaspure plays the role of Raiba, Dinkar's loyal friend and confidant who supports him in his endeavors. Siddharth Jadhav plays the role of Usman Parker, a Muslim taxi driver who is Dinkar's neighbor and friend. He also helps Dinkar in his fight against the corrupt builder Gosalia, played by Vidyadhar Joshi. Suchitra Bandekar plays the role of Sumitra Bhosale, Dinkar's wife who loves him but is unhappy with his attitude and behavior. Priya Bapat plays the role of Shashikala Bhosale, Dinkar's daughter who is a modern and independent girl who wants to marry a Punjabi boy named Rahul, played by Abhijit Kelkar.
The movie also features some veteran actors like Reema Lagoo, who plays the role of Jijabai, Shivaji Maharaj's mother who appears in Dinkar's dreams. Bharat Jadhav plays the role of Shair, a poet who recites verses praising Shivaji Maharaj. Ankush Chaudhari plays a cameo role as himself, a famous Marathi actor who meets Dinkar at an award function. The movie also has some special appearances by celebrities like Sachin Pilgaonkar, Ashok Saraf, Nana Patekar and others. a474f39169