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Bhonsle: an unusual cop film

Bhonsle: an unusual cop film

Bhonsle (2018); Director: Devashish Makhija The film derives its name from the titular character Ganpat Bhonsle (played by Manoj Bajpayee). An ailing policeman who lives in a chawl. The narrative unfolds on the day of his retirement. Introductory sequence is juxtaposition of shots between dressing up of the elephant-God and Ganpat Bhonsle's changing of police uniform into normal attire.  The plot of the film showcases certain aspects: Life of Bihari immigrants in Maharashtra. The way Marathi sentiment is used by lumpen taxi driver, Vilas (played by Santosh Juvekar) in order to get hold of the chawl. Even vilas isn't given much importance at the Marathi Morcha office. He uses religious occasions to concretize the induction of 'Marathi Manus' sentiment. At a certain stage, it becomes...

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