Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 13 mins

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It was Jawaharlal Nehru who changed the name of a small town, Durjanpur, to Sajjanpur, and that was about all the change that had occurred there since then. The town still lacks adequate infrastructure, no safe drinking water; in a 24 hour period, electricity is out for almost 23 hours, and most people, even though they own mobile phones, cannot speak or write English. One of the residents, who does speak and write English fluently, Mahadev Kuswah, lives with his mother, and both run a small fresh vegetable store after his dad abandoned them when he was very young. He has since obtained a degree from Satna University, and assists residents with written correspondence for a fee. Amongst his clients are Man Singh - who wants his homicidal wife to stand for the Municipal elections; a eunuch, Munnibai Mukhrani, who also to stands for elections; a snake charmer who is trying to make a living with fake snakes and is trying to locate his father; Ram Kumar, who is in love with a widow, Shobha; frantic Ramsakhi Pannawali, who desperately wants to marry off her rebellious Manglik daughter, Vindhya, to a Saturday-born dog; while Mahadev uses his skills to break Kamla's marriage with Bansiram.

Cast: Amrita Rao, Ravi Kishan Shukla, Shreyas Talpade

Crew: Shyam Benegal (Director), Rajan Kothari (Director of Photography), Shantanu Moitra (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 19 Sep 2008 (India)

Hindi Name: वेलकम टू सज्जनपूर

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Did you know? The film was initially titled Mahadev Ka Sajjanpur. Read More
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as Kamala
as Ramkumar
as Mahadev
as Karvachauth pandit
as Kaki
as Ramkhelawan
as Chidamiram Saper
as Vindhya
as Ramsakhi Pannawali
as Pandit
as Ramsingh's escort
as Banshi
as Mahadev's mother
as Postman
as Shobharani
as Collector
as Munnibai Mukhanni
as Durlabh Darji
as Publisher
as Ramsingh


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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
The film is a remake of the Hindi movie Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein (1977).

The film was initially titled Mahadev Ka Sajjanpur.