Film: Mahadev Ka Sajjanpur
Producer: UTV Spoyboy
Director: Shyam Benegal
Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Rao, Ravi Kishan, Rajeshwari Sachdev and Divya Dutta
Release: Summer 2008
The storyline of the film revolves around Mahadev, who is one of the few educated young men from Sajjanpur. His ambition is to be novelist but he finds it easier to make a living by writing letters sitting next to the post office. His ability to write persuasive letters makes him popular with the largely non-literate population of the town.
One day, an attractive young woman Kamala, wants to get a letter writing to her husband who has migrated to Mumbai to make a living. It turns out that she was in school with Mahadev when they were children. Seeing her, Mahadev’s latent love for her is awakened. In order to make her fall in love with him, he writes to her husband in ways that will alienate both of them from each other. He almost succeeds in his plans until an event takes place that transforms him from a villainous cad to a copybook hero.
Mahadev Ka Sajjanpur is a satirical take on a contemporary Indian village.