Director: Master Vinayak; Writer: P.K. Atre; Cinematographer: Pandurang Naik; Cast: Master Vinayak, Meenakshi, V.G. Jog, Dada Salvi, Damuanna Malvankar, Javdekar, Noorjahan, Bapurao Pawar
Summary: This film addresses the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu organization emphasizing celibacy and discipline, which became the power base of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). An ordinary young man Audumbar (Vinayak), inspired by a militant lecture on bachelorhood and nationalism by the Deshbhakta Jatashankar (Javdekar), renounces sexual desire, throws away his collection of movie star posters, starts exercising his muscles in the tradition of Hanuman's disciples and joins the Self-Help Institute of the Acharya Chandiram (Malvankar). All his discipline comes to naught in the face of Kishori (Meenakshi).
From NFAI: : This comedy portrays the happenings in the life of Audumbar, a simpleton. Picture starts with the superimposed titles on the shots of birthday celebration of Lord Hanuman, an evergreen bachelor. Audumbar who is a devotee of Hanuman, impressed by the lecture of a bearded celebetaire, on bachelorhood; he swears to remain a lifelong bachelor. With a happy mood he returns home; throws away all the photographs of actresses, and starts gymnastic exercise. But he gets disturbed by a song ?preeti veena veda peesa jeev jhala? by another bachelor neighbour. Disgusted with all the surrounding atmosphere, he leaves his home and goes to Chandiram's Ashram. Acharya Chandiram, a follower of Gandhiji, who having all comforts at his command sitting quiety with mango slices in his mouth allows Audumbar to enter his Ashram. Seeing Acharya eating mango, Audumbar gets upset. After becoming his 'shishya', he starts taking lessons in 'gram safai, sut katai', etc. But Audumbar does'nt take any interest in all these, involves in a love affair with Kishori, young, charming daughter of a Forest Ranger who visits the Ashram. Ultimately Audumbar leaves the Ashram and marries Kishori. The story by the famous Marathi writer Acharya Atre is a fine expression of his genius to blend comedy and satire. In it he has also fired broadside slaves of satire and sarcasm against the phobias and hoaxes in social life. Vinayak, the director, understanding the nuances of satire, sarcasm and euphemism created by the writer has presented them with all subsidy in each scene with great imagination and maintained this many faceted fountain of comedy effervacing throughout the film. With an observant eye, he has captured the various funny situations from every day life and incorporating these in the texture of the whole film with great skill, he has left the film afloat on ghe merry bubbles of humour and laughter.