Aapla Manus

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Aapla Manus
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySatish Rajwade
Screenplay byDr. Vivek Bele
Story byDr. Vivek Bele
Based onKatkon Trikon (drama)
by Dr. Vivek Bele
Produced byAjay Devgn
Nana Patekar
Abhinav Shukla
Manish Mishra
Rohit Choudhary
StarringNana Patekar
Iravati Harshe
Sumeet Raghavan
CinematographySuhas Gujrati
Edited byRahul Bhatnakar
Music bySameer Phaterpekar
Ajay Devgn FFilms
Watergate Production
Distributed byViacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 9 February 2018 (2018-02-09)
Running time
138 minutes
Box officeest. 25 crore[1][2]

Aapla Manus (English: Our Man) is a 2018 Indian Marathi language mystery film directed by Satish Rajwade and produced by Ajay Devgn and Abhinav Shukla. A film adaptation of the Marathi play Katkon Trikon by Dr Vivek Bele,[3][4] the film stars Nana Patekar, Iravati Harshe and Sumeet Raghavan in the lead roles and is Devgn's first Marathi film as a producer.[5][6] It was released on 9 February 2018.[7] Devgn announced the film via his Twitter handle on 24 December.[8]


Aapla Manus is a story of a young couple Bhakti & Rahul, living in an urban area. The couple lives with Rahul's father Aaba. Rahul is a lawyer & Bhakti is a college professor. Rahul's partner in the law firm Nitin is also his good friend

One day late at night, Aaba falls off their balcony & admitted to the hospital. Inspector Nagargoje, who looks very similar to Aaba & of the same age, comes to question Rahul. Rahul narrates him about the bickering relationship between his father & wife. As a consequence, their son Nishu is sent to boarding school so that he is not affected by this. 2 days before the incident, they have a short two-day trip to Lonavala, which Bhakti leaves halfway & the two return the next day.

Nagargoje accuses both of them for abetment to suicide. He provides evidence that Aaba has committed suicide, which both deny. Later they get a call from the hospital stating that Aaba has recovered from a Comatose state; however, he is still unconscious. Later Rahul tells Bhakti that he had a showdown at Lonavala with Aaba & that could have triggered his suicide. Nagargoje calls them to his home late at night & tells them it is not a suicide case. Both are enraged at him for causing such mental agony, however, since they cannot do anything, they leave peacefully. The next day Nagargoje meets Rahul at the court & puts a seed of suspicion that his wife has attempted to kill Aaba. Rahul wants to test his theory & brings him home. Nagargoje confronts Bhakti with evidence & finally, she breaks downs. Rahul tries to defend her; however, she confesses that she has attempted to kill Aaba with the help of Nitin.

Later Rahul visits Nagargoje & tries to convince him to drop charges. He tells him that the only way to save his wife is he has to confess to the crime & he would plead for lenient punishment in court. When he returns home, Bhakti tells Rahul that Nagargoje had visited her earlier in the day & told her that he suspects Rahul has tried to kill his father. To bring about the truth, she & Nitin should play along with him, confess that she attempted to kill Aaba & then Rahul would narrate the truth in a bid to save her.

The next day Nagargoje comes with an arrest warrant for Rahul & provides new pieces of evidence (which he had ignored earlier) to prove that he has attempted to kill Aaba. Rahul is arrested & later bailed out by Nitin. After a few days, they receive a letter from Aaba, a suicide note. Nagargoje later tells them that note or the signature did not match Aaba's handwriting.

Later Aaba regains consciousness & narrates the whole incident which was a plain accident & everyone is relieved. When they meet Nagargoje, they have a lengthy discussion on eroding emotional bonding between parents & children. Both of them realize their mistake & ask forgiveness from Nagargoje & Aaba.

The film ends with estranged Nagargoje's son visiting him (apparently after a long time) as he is on his way to perform his last rites before his death (assuming his son won't be there to perform his last rites)


Box office[edit]

Aapla Manus was successful both critically and commercially. It grossed more than 25 crore (US$3.1 million) and completed 50 days run at the box office. The film was later made in Gujarati titled Dear Father. [2]


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  3. ^ "Stars are like thalis, says Nana Patekar". The Indian Express. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Katkon Trikon Marathi Play/Drama - www.MumbaiTheatreGuide.com". www.mumbaitheatreguide.com. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
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  7. ^ "पहली मराठी फिल्म प्रड्यूस करेंगे अजय, नाना पाटेकर का होगा अहम रोल". Navbharat Times. 25 December 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
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