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Credited cast:
Mohan Agashe ...
Budhajirao
Datta Bhatt ...
Patil - Manikrao
Satish Dubhashi ...
Da Costa
Reema Lagoo
Shreeram Lagoo ...
Vishwasrao Dabhade
Shrikant Moghe ...
Tople - Anandrao
Nana Patekar
Nilu Phule ...
Digu Tipnis
Arun Sarnaik ...
Chief Minister Jivajirao
Madhukar Toradmal ...
Daulatrao
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When Chief Minister of Maharashtra gets an anonymous call to warn him against possible rebellion in his party, all is not well. The current government is being questioned by opposition on a lot of issues such as health, education but the most important being the situation of drought. Finance Minister Vishwasrao wants to fall out of current government has an ambition to become CM but he is not the only one. There are others like Manikrao and Daulatrao who nurture the same aspirations. The CM has to foil this plan. At any cost. Intriguing tale of Machiavellian politics that's devoid of any values. Written by Padmakar Khandekar

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Hard-hitting tale of political corruption
22 August 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Simhasan ("throne") was a gem of a movie set in the seventies in Maharashtra, against the backdrop of a political struggle for Chief Ministership. The story is told through the eyes of a journalist who witnesses the now-cliche nexus between politicians and criminals. The black-and-white treatment made the realism even more believable. The dialog was also very realistic: famous line: aamchya maage adusashta ahet, adusashta -- sixty-eight!


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