Bhonsle is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language drama film written and directed by Devashish Makhija. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee, who co-produced the film along with Piiyush Singh, in the title role of a retired Mumbai cop who befriends a North Indian girl and her brother when the local politicians are trying to get rid of the migrants. Its first look was launched at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Bhonsle was premiered in the ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ section of the 2018 Busan International Film Festival and was also screened in the non-competitive India Story section at the MAMI Film Festival, the 2018 Dharamshala International Film Festival, the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Bengaluru International Film Festival and the Singapore South Asian film festival. It won the Best Screenplay and Best Director Award at the Asian Film Festival Barcelona. It was released on Sony LIV on 26 June 2020.
At a time when politicians use violence to rid Maharashtra of Bihari migrants, a dying Maharashtrian cop, Bhonsle, ﬁnds unlikely companionship in 23-year-old Bihari Sita as the raging conflict reaches his doorstep, giving him a last battle worth ﬁghting.