Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar

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Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtar
Aaj Ka M.L.A Ram Avtar.jpg
Directed byDasari Narayana Rao
Produced byKranthi Kumar
Written byDasari Narayana Rao,
Dr. Rahi Masoom Reza (dialogues)
StarringRajesh Khanna
Shabana Azmi
Shatrughan Sinha
Javed Khan (actor)
Om Shivpuri
Madan Puri
Music byBappi Lahiri
Release date
2 March 1984 (1984-03-02)

Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtar (English: Today's MLA Ram Avtar) is a 1984 film starring Rajesh Khanna[1] in the lead role. It was a remake of MLA Yedukondalu [2] directed by Dasari Narayana Rao in Telugu. The film fetched gross of 2 crores at the box office in 1984.[3]The film was successful at the box office.[4]

The newspaper Hindu in its review of the film wrote on Rajesh Khanna's performance "Like most of his works, it is also a high-pitched melodrama which keeps you engaged with its pulsating heart and potent dialogues.In his climactic speech, Ram Avtar brings out what ails Indian democracy. When he says that those who sell their votes are equally corrupt as those who buy them, it rings a bell. When he points out that Indian public usually claps for bombastic speeches and unrealistic promises, it seems he is addressing aaj ka (today's) voter.[5]


Ram Avtar works as a widowed barber in a small village and lives with his sister-in-law, Sushma, who looks after him and his kids. Ram Avtar also personally grooms Minister Digvijay Singh. When Digvijay's political party is in need of someone to stand in the forthcoming election, Digvijay recommends Ram Avtar as his choice. This chance is grabbed by Ram Avtar and he wins the elections and becomes a big politician. Sushma watches the changes in his life from the sidelines.


  1. "Tuku Tukur Dekha Karu" - Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
  2. "Wo Jo Bichade Hai Yad Ate Hai" - Asha Bhosle
  3. "Mai To Hu Shri Ram Avtar" - Kishore Kumar
  4. "Chalo Calcutta Teri Meri Jodi" - Bappi Lahiri & Sharon Prabhakar
  5. "Jago Re Jago Suru Ho Gayi Hai Aj Jang Hamari" - Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor
  6. "Tirupati Balaji" - Kishore Kumar


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2012-07-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar (1984), Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar Cast, Reviews, Photos, Song Lyrics". whereincity.com. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtar — Starring Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Satyen Kappoo, Deven Verma, Madan Puri, Om Shivpuri". ibosnetwork.com. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  4. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/telugu/dasari-narayana-rao-passes-away-best-films-of-the-multifaceted-filmmaker-4681641/
  5. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-fridayreview/aaj-ka-mla-ram-avtar-1984/article19080505.ece

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