Nana Patekar excels as Inspector Aapla Manus

Murder mysteries are hard to come by in Bollywood. The last murder mystery I remember that really rocked the box office was Gupt, and that was sometime in the nineties. So, it’s good to see a murder mystery come up in Marathi, starring the inimitable Nana Patekar. That film is titled Aapla Maanus and is Ajay Devgn’s debut Marathi production.

The teaser starts with a body smashing onto the ground, falling from a highrise and introduces us to Nana Patekar’s character, Maruti Nagorgoje, Senior Inspector, Crime Branch, who’s investigating the death.

Nana Patekar is known for his eccentric, out-of-the-block characters and I am pretty certain he’ll rock this time too. He hasn’t acted in many murder mysteries, but he has played a police officer in several films. He’s donned the khaki for Ab Tak Chhapan, Ab Tak Chhappan 2, The Attacks of 26/11 and a few more.

However, it is rare for Nana Patekar to take on the role of an investigating officer,  that might not have him blasting through doors and shooting down people. It will definitely be a treat to see him in this one.

 

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