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Direction: Vishal-Vihar
Production: Raees Lashkariya
Cast: Rajesh Shrungarpure, Darshan Jariwala, Arun Nalawade, Ila Bhate, Hemangi Kavi, Sushrut Mankani, Anshuman Vichare, Namrata Gaikwad
Music: Nitin Hivarkar
“Marathi Manoos” and his issues have been a political issue for long but when it comes to films, it is probably a win-win formula that will strike a chord with the audience, rake in the cheers and set the box-office registers ringing. The latest to cash in on the issue is debutante director’s Swarajya- Marathi Paul Padte Pudhe.

Rajesh Shrungarpure reprises his role of a youth leader inspired by MNS supremo Raj Thackeray in Swarajya, standing strong to fight his people’s battle (he played a similar character in Avadhoot Gupte's Zenda).

Ram Pathare (Shrungarpure) dreams of starting his own business while being rather sensitive to the problems of the people around him. Raised by his widow mother (Bhate) in a tight-knit neighbourhood, Ram starts a business along with all his neighbours. However, at the behest of his spiritual guru (Nalawade, in an obnoxious wig) and tortured by the lack of accountability of the local MLA Mohan Kapadia (Jariwala), he goes a step further and launches his own political party.

From here on, Ram’s story draws a lot many parallels with Shivaji Maharaj. The plot is filled with interesting twists and there are solid characters to aid these twists. However, melodrama and the attempt to cover every issue possible (water, farmer suicides, SRA project manipulation, corruption and the list goes on) takes the punch out of the enjoyable dialogue. Pathare’s character, otherwise soft-spoken, upon provocation delivers clichéd yet sensational monologues, but Shrungarpure’s signature low-tone dialogue delivery seems inconsistent with his character’s volatility.

Even so, this role is possibly Shrungarpure’s best so far because he gets to explore various sides to...

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