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Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy (English: "I am Shivajiraje Bhosale Speaking") is a Marathi film released in 2009. The movie is produced by Sanjay Chhabria along with Ashwami Manjrekar and directed by Santosh Manjrekar. The film follows an underdog who fights against the evil in society, to re-instate his identity and keep his pride.

Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy
Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed bySantosh Manjrekar
Produced bySanjay Chhabria
Ashwami Manjrekar
Written byAbhijeet Deshpande
Mahesh Manjrekar
StarringMahesh Manjrekar
Sachin Khedekar
Makarand Anaspure
Suchitra Bandekar
Siddarth Jadhav
Priya Bapat
Abhijeet Kelkar
Music byAjit, Sameer and Atul
Everest Entertainment
Distributed byEverest Entertainment
Release date
  • 3 April 2009 (2009-04-03)
Box office25.5 crore (US$3.7 million)[1]



Dinkar Maruti Bhonsle represents thousands of 'Marathis' who feel they have lost their identity in the cosmopolitan Mumbai. Dinkar feels Mumbai is in Maharashtra but there is no Maharashtra left in Mumbai. He always complains about the lack of respect a Marathi receives in Mumbai and feels he is victimized everywhere because he is a Marathi; little realizing that he himself has brought this situation upon himself.

In a state of sheer frustration Dinkar gets up one day cursing himself for being born a Marathi. He feels his ancestors must have committed a heinous crime for him to be born a Marathi.

These outbursts of Dinkar reach Pratapgad and the spirit of Shivaji Maharaj is aroused. Dinkar has to now face a seething Shivaji Maharaj, who is furious at him. Shivaji Maharaj fires Dinkar for his shallow thinking and tells him he has to command respect, not demand it. He blames Dinkar’s thinking for the sorry state of Marathis. "Before blaming other communities for your short comings, look within and see if you have done anything to keep the Marathi pride intact," he roars.

Dinkar realizes his mistake but does Shivaji Maharaja’s thought arouse him to rectify his mistakes? The film ends with Bhonsle gladly returning the sword at the shrine of Shivaji Maharaj.



The song O raje marked the debut of Sukhwinder Singh in Marathi film industry.[citation needed]

1."O raje"Sukhwinder Singh4:20
2."Masoli"Ajit Parab4:15
3."Maharastra Geet"Ajit Parab3:55
4."Maharajanchi Keerti Befaam (Powada)"Nandesh Umap8:34

Box OfficeEdit

Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy was a huge blockbuster at the box office. It collected a total of 25.5 crore (US$3.7 million) in its full theatrical run. It held the record of highest-grossing movie for many years until the release of Duniyadari which broke its record by collecting 28 crore (US$4.1 million) at the box office.[1]


The film was remade in Bengali as Ami Shubhash Bolchi (2011), directed by the original film's lead actor Mahesh Manjrekar with Mithun Chakraborty and Anindya Banerjee. But the film's main character was replaced and slightly changed with environment.

PR & MarketingEdit

Ganesh Gargote , Media One [2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Why Bollywood is jumping on the Marathi cinema bandwagon". 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Ganesh Gargote". IMDb.

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