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Dial M for Maharashtrian?

Well, this is my first blog, so I guess, I would go with writing about what I saw latest. So here goes…
I guess what with regional or to be more specific linguistic identities getting stronger and stronger and the political scenario being what it is, it was no wonder that a movie on the current political and social turmoil in Maharashtra would be made sooner or later. Well the reason I gave this long circuitous intro was because I recently saw this Marathi film ((being a true Maharashtrian that I am) “ Mi Shivaji Raje Bhosle Boltoy”.
It was a total propaganda in favour of the ‘marathi manoos’ with the protagonist imagining himself getting some much needed advice from the ultimate icon of a Maharashtrain- Chattrapati Shivaji. The king prompts the protagonist (a middle class, god fearing and sincere Marathi fellow being sniggered at by those who are largely responsible for running Mumbai- the Gujratis, Marwadis, Sindhis and Punjabis) to stand up for himself.
It is a very clever movie, whic…