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Ram Avtar, a barber in a small village, comes from a poor family, widowed, but has his wife's sister, Sushma, looking after him and his kids. Ram Avtar cuts, shaves, and grooms all males in... See full summary »

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Ram Avtaar
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Sushma
Deven Verma ...
Digvijay's PA
Madan Puri ...
Makhanlal Kesri
A.K. Hangal ...
Tripathi
Satyendra Kapoor ...
Digvijay Singh
Madhukar
Om Shivpuri ...
Gauri Shanker
Jagdeep
Shubha Khote ...
Mrs. Bhajanlal
Viju Khote
Mohan Choti
Birbal
Manmauji
Ram Mohan
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Ram Avtar, a barber in a small village, comes from a poor family, widowed, but has his wife's sister, Sushma, looking after him and his kids. Ram Avtar cuts, shaves, and grooms all males in his village, including Minister Digvijay Singh. When Digvijay's political party is in need of someone to stand in the forthcoming election, Digvijay recommends Ram Avtar as his choice. Ram Avtar accepts this challenge, and then begins the race of getting votes. To his surprise, he wins, and goes on to become a Member of the Legislative Assembly. Sushma watches from the sidelines as to how the changes affect this simple-minded and straight-forward barber. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Nice comedy
22 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Aaj Ka MLA is a comedy with an underlying message. It is a remake of the telugu hit "MLA Edukondalu" which had Dasari Narayana Rao as its hero & director. He also directs the Hindi version.

There were 3 films being made with similar themes at that time - Aaj Ka MLA, Inquilaab (Amitabh) & Yeh desh (Jeetu). Both Amit & Kaka competed with each other to release their film first. Inquilaab got released first, then Yeh desh & finally Aaj Ka MLA & all of them bombed.

Rajesh Khanna looks handsome in this film & carries his role with authority & assurance. He mixes comedy with emotion adroitly & is a treat to watch. He has enjoyed doing this role, it seems & it shows.

Shabana Azmi & Shatru are adequate. Asrani is hilarious in the single scene that he appears in.

Rajesh gives a riveting speech in the climax that will surely keep the audience glued to their seats.

The film flopped maybe because it was made in a hurry & also the expectations were very high with Kaka fans.

The opening song "Tirupati Balaji" is a vigorous kirtan but the other songs do not match up to this.

The film however portrays the political calls with doses of humor.

Dasari had plans to re-release the film a few months later because the political situation was apt for the film, but dropped the idea.

It is a treat for kaka fans.

It surely deserved a better run at the box office.


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