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Aaj Kaa MLA Ram Avtar (1984)

  • Release Date02/03/1984
  • GenreDrama, Political
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time177 min
  • Length4867.03 meters
  • Number of Reels18
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number86207
  • Certificate Date21/01/1984

It is not a story. It is a slice of our political life.

It revolves around Ramavatar, the barber, a simple honest and straight forward man. He has a son and a daughter from his wife and a daughter from his second wife Sushma.

Then one day politics touched the life of this house and after that nothing was the same any more.

Makhanlal and Gowri Shankar are political rivals hailed from the same party. According to the high command they need a commonly acceptable candidate for M.L.A. ship. Now Makhanlal and Gowri Shankar decide that they need a fool, who could be a better choice that Ramavatar.

Thus M.L.A. ship was forced on Ramavatar. With the support of the local politicians and the guidance of wife Sushma, Ram Avatar who elected as M.L.A.  with the Rajadhani political imbalances Ram Avatar, became a most important person in the party. As the government is hanging on Ram Avatar’s vote, he and his wife Sushma decides to exploit the situation in favour of Kamalapur.

Then he starts playing the political game. He promises every M.L.A. will become the Deputy Chief Minister. He designed the cabinet one chief minister, 100 Deputy Chief Minister and one Chief Deputy Chief Minister.

Now chief minister Ram Avatar completely changed every bribe, every donation going to Ram Avatar only. He is earning crores and crores.

Sushma never thought that her honest husband will become such a corrupt politican. She could not relish thus left the Chief Minister’s house and gone to Kamalapur to lead a revolt against her husband Chief Minister Ram Avatar.

The University of Poorab Pradesh confers P.hd in literature on the illiterate Ram Avatar. Ram Avatar decides to celebrate it in a big way.

There is a public meeting and a revolt. Led by Sushma, Kranthikar. They demanded the resignation of Chief Minister.

This political satire engulfs love stories! Sentimental elements. This is not just a political satire. It is a life sized story.

(From the official press booklet)