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Aajcha Divas Mazha (2013)

  • Release Date29/03/2013
  • GenreSocial
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageMarathi
  • Run Time128 min
  • GaugeDigital
  • Censor RatingU/A
  • Censor Certificate NumberCIL/1/12/2013 - Mumbai
  • Certificate Date13/02/2013

Unlike other films focusing on politicians struggling to attain the power emanating from a high position, Aajcha Divas Majha portrays the hard stand taken by a conscientious chief minister fighting to keep his self-esteem alive. The story inserts a ray of hope in political surroundings where emotions have little or no value.

Vishwasrao Mohite is the current Chief Minister of Maharashtra; strong, upright, honest, slightly egotistical but also always reliable. He has fought off devious political maneuvers, some from within his own party, to retain his post. Aajcha Divas Majha tells the story of one particular day in his life, when he decides to take on a system that he himself is right at the top of.

A morally stricken chief minister works efficiently and actively to help a beleaguered elderly singer who is yet to receive the government allotted flat applied for eight long years ago. Ranged against him is the practical rule-bound IAS Officer Rahimatpurkar who is the perfect foil to Mohite’s idealism. In a sense he embodies what ails the Indian bureaucracy despite having a number of dynamic and intelligent people. Torn between the two is the Chief Minister’s Personal Assistant Shinde who is caught between adhering to protocol, and going against the man who is his boss.

The events take place from 3 p.m. on one afternoon to 6 a.m. at dawn the next day. During this brief time frame the film highlights the political decision-making process and also gives the viewer an insight into the unending scramble for power which takes place between politicians and bureaucrats within the government system.