Lokmanya – Ek Yug Purush

Lokmanya – Ek Yug Purush focuses on the life of India’s freedom fighter, journalist, teacher and social reformer, Bal Gangadhar Tilak aka Lokmanya Tilak, played by Subodh Bhave. The film highlights his fight for India’s Freedom from shackles of British Rule through various intellectual means and its consequences. Lokmanya – Ek Yug Purush succeeds to do complete justice as a biopic of Lokmanya Tilak. The movie leaves behind a solid impact on our mind through Tilak’s Teachings.


The movie starts as a story of a simple Newspaper Journalist of today’s time, played by Chinmay Mandlekar who is about to get married to a girl from Rich family, played by Priya Bapat. As a journalist while covering a story, he gets an opportunity to listen to an old inspiring audio recorded in Lokmanya Tilak’s voice. This ignites an inner conflict within him.

The viewer is kept engrossed in the movie through powerful dialogues and appealing presentation. Along with this, the movie makers have made sure to use original quotes and thoughts of Lokmanya Tilak.  The film stands apart from the usual biographic movies due to inclusion of the story of today’s era journalist, symbolizing young generation, connected to the story of the great man. This creates a great impact on our mind and makes us think about our cool life today, creates questions on our mind that what we are doing for our own country.

The sad scenes like the death of his son, plague in Pune city and the harassment of people by British really break our heart. The great events depicted in movie like Assassination of Officer Rand, starting of Ganesh-Utsav, Creation of Gita-Rahasya make a deep impact on our mind and we feel proud of being born in the Land of such a Great Leader.

The music, camera work, background, costumes and set designing enhances the movie to a greater level. The theme song creates a superb environment. Subodh Bhave has done a brilliant enactment of the Great leader – Tilak. He once again proves that he is one of the finest artists in Marathi Film Industry with a powerful and heartwarming act. The role of Gopal Ganesh Agarkar is also played very well by Actor Sameer Vidwans.

Chinmay Mandlekar succeeds in displaying frustration and helplessness through his expressions. Rest all of the actors also play their parts well.

Lokmanya – Ek Yug Purush is an ideal film for today’s youth to know great Freedom fighter in detail. I would say a must watch movie for all. Even, Non-Marathi speaking people can watch this movie, as they have provided sub-script in in Hindi in the movie.

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