Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy

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 Ramdas 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
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Directed bySantosh Ramdas 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
Production
company
Everest Entertainment
Distributed byEverest Entertainment
Release date
  • 3 April 2009 (2009-04-03)
CountryIndia
LanguageMarathi
Box office25.5 crore (US$3.6 million)[1]

PlotEdit

Dinkar Maruti Bhosale 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 Chhatrapati Shivaji is aroused. Dinkar has to now face a seething Shivaji, who is furious at him. Shivaji 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's thought arouse him to rectify his mistakes? The film ends with Bhonsle gladly returning the sword at the shrine of Shivaji.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The song O raje marked the debut of Sukhwinder Singh in Marathi film industry.[2]

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
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$3.6 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 29 crore (US$4.1 million) at the box office.[1]

RemakeEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Why Bollywood is jumping on the Marathi cinema bandwagon". 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Dance numbers bring out the best in me: Sukhwinder Singh". Hindustan Times. 2 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Mi Shivaji Raje Bhosale Boltoy -- Film Review | Hollywood Reporter". www.hollywoodreporter.com.
  4. ^ "Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy: Movie Review (Marathi) - Times of India". The Times of India.

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