Bhonsle

(Hindi/Marathi/2018/132 mins)  Devashish Makhija

26-May-2019 | 07:30 PM | The Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: Bhonsle, an ageing Marathi sub-inspector, has just been retired against his will. He desperately wants an extension of service. But he is dying. Bhonsle is that rare breed of law-man who has more regard for the human condition than the rulebook. This turns out to be both his biggest strength… and the one thing that does him in.

A solitary figure all his life, he now suddenly finds himself forging an unlikely com-panionship with young Sita and little Lalu, his new Bihari migrant neighbours in this mostly Marathi chawl. Harassed for being ‘outsiders’ by the boorish local politi-cal goon Vilasrao, they turn to Bhonsle.

Heartbroken at having lost the life of duty he had known for over 40 years,Bhonsle stands up to the challenge, finding one last battle worth fighting for.His noble but desperate action brings a vicious and unexpectedly violent turn. It is his fault and he must now face the consequences, or risk losing the only two people in the world he has only just started to love.

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Santosh Juvekar, Ipshita Chakraborty Singh,Virat Vaibhav

Cinematography: Jigmet Wangchuk

Editing: Shweta Venkat

Writer: Devashish Makhija, Sharanya Rajgopal, Mirat Trivedi

Music: Mangesh Dhakde

Producer: Shabana Raza Bajpayee, Sandiip Kapur, Piiyush Singh, Saurabh Gupta, Abhayanand Singh

Director Bio: Devashish Makhija has researched and assisted on 'Black Friday' (dir. Anurag Kashyap) and was the chief assistant director on 'Bunty aur Babli' (dir. Shaad Ali). He has written numerous screenplays, notably Avik Mukherjee's 'Bhoomi' and Anurag Kashyap's 'Doga'; has had a solo art show 'Occupying Silence'; written Tulika's bestselling children's books 'When Ali became Bajrangbali' and 'Why Paploo was perplexed', a Harper-Collins collection of short stories 'Forgetting' and the forthcoming book of poems 'Disengaged'. 'By Two', a story by him in the omnibus 'Mumbai Noir', has been adapted into a feature length film to be directed by him this year. He has written and directed the multiple award winning short films 'Taandav', 'El'ayichi', 'Agli Baar', 'Rahim Murge pe mat ro' and ‘Absent' and the full length feature film ‘Ajji’.

Age Limit: U/A

Festivals & Awards: International Film Festival Rotterdam | Dharamshala International Film Festival | MAMi Film Festival, Mumbai