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Movie Review : Mi Shivaji Park


Producer- Dilip Sahebrao Yadav, Siddharth Kewalchand Jain

Director- Mahesh Manjrekar

Star Cast- Satish Alekar, Ashok Saraf, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Shivaji Satam and Vikram Gokhale, Uday Tikekar, Savita Malpekar, Suhas Joshi, Bharti Achrekar, Santosh Juvekar, Sushant Shelar, Manjiri Phadnis, Vidyadhar Joshi etc

Genre- Thriller

Rating- ***

Old Wine In New Bottle!

Jyothi Venkatesh

Mi Shivaji Park is about five retired professionals disillusioned with the system, and when they see a crime committed, when Joshi’s granddaughter is killed and they decide to choose to fight the system than be silent about it. The film revolves around five friends — Satish Joshi (Satish Alekar), Digambar Sawant (Ashok Saraf), Vikram Rajadhyaksh (Vikram Gokhale), Rustom Mistry (Shivaji Satam) and Dilip Pradhan (Dilip Prabhavalkar), who live near Shivaji Park in Mumbai. Like many other senior citizens, they meet over morning walks at the park and chat about their lives.

The well written story takes a nasty turn when like in Aapla Manus, the Nana Patekar film released earlier this year, Joshi’s granddaughter is mysteriously killed after she falls from their balcony. Although a well known industrialist is the culprit, he finds his way out through the legal system and this leaves the senior citizens helpless. Watching him slip away makes them realize the failure of the legal system and they decide to take the law in their hands. After being put in a helpless situation, Joshi, Sawant, Rajadhyaksh and Mistry decide to bring her justice by taking law in their own hands, isolating themselves from Pradhan who doesn’t stand with them.

As far as performances go, it is like telling which  dish in the thali is the best as each actor is at his best, whether it is Satish Alekar, Ashok Saraf, Dilip Prabhvalkar or for that matter Vikram Gokhale or Shivaji Satam. On the whole, it is a onetime watch though nothing but old wine in a brand new bottle and the pace is slackened with the inclusion of the unnecessary lavni.

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