|Chaukat Raja - Marathi Movie|
|Directed by||Sanjay Surkar|
|Produced by||Smita Talwalkar|
|Music by||Anand Modak|
Chaukat Raja (Marathi: चौकट राजा) is a Marathi film made in 1991. The film is directed by Sanjay Surkar and produced by Smita Talwalkar. The movie is based on a family who take a mentally challenged person under their wing and encourage him to develop his skills while they deal with their own instabilities.
A happy family consisting of Rajan Ketkar, his wife Meenal and their daughter Rani reside in a society opposite to the chawl where Durgamaushi and her mentally deranged son Nandu stay. One day, Meenal realises that Nandu is her childhood friend and she is filled with compassion for him which doesn’t sit well with Rajan. For his benefit, Meenal admits Nandu into a rehabilitation centre.
The Ketkars visit the Centre for a function where Nandu upon seeing Meenal after a long time, gets restless and runs away. Durgamaushi is taken ill is hospitalized while Nandu roams the streets of Mumbai. After the police bring him home, Durgamaushi passes away. Nandu is now orphaned and he comes to Meenal for support. Rajan is not ready to accept him and objects strongly, but after noticing his innocence, agrees to adopt him. They encourage his interest in painting for which Nandu attains fame as an artist of international repute.
- Dilip Prabhavalkar as Nandu (Disabled boy)
- Smita Talwalkar as Minal
- Sulabha Deshpande as Usha Aaji (Mother of a disabled boy)
- Dilip Kulkarni as Rajan
- Ashok Saraf
- 1992 - Maharashtra State Award for Best Actor - Dilip Prabhavalkar - for his portrayal of a disabled boy
The music has been directed by Anand Modak.
|1||"Ek Jhoka Chuke Kaaljacha Thoka"||4:41|
|2||"He Jeevan Sundar Aahe"||4:21|
|3||"Mi Asa Kasa Vegla Vegla"||4:42|