“Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola” is a political satire. The film begins with Mr. Mandola and his drinking companion, Matru, creating havoc.
“Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola”, belongs to feudal lord, Hukum Singh Mandola aka Harry (Pankaj Kapur) from the first frame, literally. Harry harbours the dream of selling his agricultural land for industrialisation and development, not sparing a thought to the villagers’ plight.
But that is only when he is sober. But after taking alcohol, he is a changed man, completely transformed. The socialist in him surfaces and incredibly, he challenges his own feudal self, wanting to help his villagers.
He is not the only one wanting to help the poor villagers. Matru (Imran Khan), Mandola’s driver-cum-assistant and his partner in crime, too is egalitarian and wants to help the villagers save their land.
There is Mao, a faceless well-wisher, who manages to offer timely help to the villagers. And there is Mandola’s foreign educated daughter Bijlee (Anushka Sharma) too joining in the revolution.