By Nilesh P. Khandare(04 Jun 2009)
Rameshwari, an innocent eight year old, loses her mother at birth. Brought up by a doting albeit naive father, she wants for nothing but a mother's love. It is this desire that prompts her father Kunwar Raghvendra Singh to marry Mohini. And that's when the dark forces are released in Rameshwari's idyllic life.
Because with her stepmother arrives the evil and diabolical, Kokoi. Little known to Raghvendra and Rameshwari, Kokoi has come to the palace with the evil intention of getting rid of the father and daughter to inherit all the wealth.
The witch Kokoi tries every trick in the book to harm Rameshwari. She uses black magic and the evil monstrous Tantrik Bhakshu, who has devils and spirits as his pets. To no avail. She uses her brother, a murder convict Sadhu Pahalwan. In vain.
Because unknown to them Maruti (Lord Hanuman) is Rameshwari's saviour and bodyguard and they all have to contend with and face him. Maruti gives each one a red nose and kicks them back to the hell they rose from.
Nasty Kokoi is surprised to see how a little boy is able to save his dear friend each time she tries a trick to harm Rameshwari. So she engineers another plot. One so deadly that even the Lord is powerless. Kokoi creates a situation in the house that Rameshwari herself asks Maruti to leave her and go away.
And from then on life ceases to be anything but dark for Rameshwari. Evil forces threaten to engulf her. Her life becomes a seething mass of hellish and brutish demons and beings. Her father and her days are now, numbered. Or are they? Will Hanuman come back as Maruti to save Rameshwari? This in spite of the conundrum that Rameshwari herself forced Hanuman to take a vow on Lord Rama's name never to come back?
Like all fairy tales, 'Maruti Mera Dosst' ends on a good note. Through many twists and turns, Maruti comes back to save the day and beat the bad guys.
'Maruti Mera Dosst' is an exceptionally entertaining film catering mainly to the kids. Apart from a great star cast, the film is packed with the right amount of action, adventure, state-of-the-art creature effects, animation and special effects.
The film is about good against evil, about the super hero 'Maruti' against the evil forces that are trying to harm Rameshwari, his biggest fan and disciple.
As they say, no one ever calls the Lord's name in vain!!!