Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy

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Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy
Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed bySantosh Ramdas Manjrekar
Written by
Produced by
  • Sanjay Chhabria
  • Ashwami Manjrekar
Starring
Music by
  • Ajit
  • Sameer
  • Atul
Production
company
Everest Entertainment
Distributed byEverest Entertainment
Release date
  • 3 April 2009 (2009-04-03)
CountryIndia
LanguageMarathi
Box office25.5 crore (US$3.3 million)[1]

Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy (English: I'm Shivajiraje Bhosale Speaking) is a 2009 Indian Marathi-language film 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.

Plot[edit]

Dinkar Maruti Bhosale represents thousands of Maharashtrians, 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 Maharashtrian receives in Mumbai and feels he is victimized everywhere because he is a Maharashtrian; 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 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 Maharashtrians. "Before blaming other communities for your shortcomings, look within and see if you have done anything to keep the Marathi pride intact," he roars.

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

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

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 office[edit]

Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy was a huge blockbuster at the box office. It collected a total of 25.5 crore (US$3.3 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$3.8 million) at the box office.[1]

Remake[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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