Balak-Palak

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Balak Palak [BP]
Balak Palak Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ravi Jadhav
Produced by Riteish Deshmukh,
Uttung Thakur
Screenplay by Ravi Jadhav,
Amber Hadap,
Ganesh Pandit
Story by Amber Hadap,
Ganesh Pandit
Starring Shashwati Pimplikar,
Madan Deodhar,
Bhagyashree Shankpal,
Rohit Phalke,
Prathamesh Parab,
Sai Tamhankar,
Kishor Kadam
Music by Songs:
Vishal–Shekhar
Background Score:
Chinar - Mahesh[1]
Cinematography Mahesh Limaye
Edited by Jayant Jathar
Production
company
Release date
  • 4 January 2013 (2013-01-04)
Running time
109 mins
Country India
Language Marathi
Budget 2.5 crore (US$390,000)
Box office 12 crore (US$1.9 million) (lifetime)[2]

Balak-Palak (meaning Children-Parents) (BP) is a 2013 Marathi language comedy-drama film on the topic of sex education. The film is directed by Ravi Jadhav and produced by Riteish Deshmukh, Uttung Thakur and Ravi Jadhav. This is the first film produced by actor Riteish Deshmukh.[citation needed] The story was written by Ganesh Pandit and Amber Hadap. Balak Palak was shot by Mahesh Limaye.

The initials formed by the title of the film (BP) also make a secondary reference to a 'blue picture' or low-quality pornographic videos that were available on videotape in the 1980s in South Asia.[citation needed] The film deals with the topic of sex education of adolescents [3] and is rated UA (Parental Guidance).[4] With the positive reviews the film received, Deshmukh plans to make a Hindi language remake of the film.[5][6] This film is being made into Tamil and Telugu by Director Srikanth Velagaleti. Uttung Thakur will co-produce the remake with Mohan S. Devanga of Kangaroo Motion Pictures.[7]

The film was released with English subtitles. Shivkumar Parthasarathy did the subtitling.

Cast[edit]

Film's star cast.

Music[edit]

The songs of the film are composed by the duo Vishal–Shekhar. Known for their music compositions in Bollywood films, this is the first Marathi film venture of the duo.[8]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Kalla" Guru Thakur Vishal Dadlani 3:29
2. "Haravali Pakhare" Guru Thakur Shekhar Ravjiani 3:02
3. "Susangati Sada Ghado" Traditional Sanika Indulkar, Isha Gaikwad, Veda Londhe, Rushikesh Pawar, Prathamesh Shinde 2:56
4. "Dhinchyak" Instrumental Chinar Kharkar 3:02
5. "Gale Lag Ja" Ravi Jadhav Chinar Kharkar
Chorus: Ravi Jadhav, Shivkumar Parthasarathy, Chinar Kharkar, Kedar Kadam, Rohan Agashe
1:54
6. "Jhoom" Ravi Jadhav Neha Rajpal 1:25
7. "Paisa" Ambar Hadap Chinar Kharkar 1:11
8. "BP Theme" Instrumental Chinar-Mahesh 2:26
9. "Neha Dream Theme" Instrumental Chinar-Mahesh 1:17
10. "Avya Love Theme" Instrumental Chinar-Mahesh 3:23
11. "Chiu Love Theme" Instrumental Chinar-Mahesh 3:19
12. "Zaakani Theme" Instrumental Chinar-Mahesh 1:26

Reception[edit]

The film was screened at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) in New York City in November 2012.[9]

The newspaper Daily News and Analysis gave 3.5 stars out of 5 in their review and called it a "must watch for parents!"[10] The newspaper Mint appreciated Jadhav for the direction of the film and keeping it on a UA-rated course despite the boldness of the subject".[11]

Feature[edit]

On 3 January 2013, Riteish Deshmukh announced they are planning Hindi remake of Balak Palak.[12][13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.marathimovieworld.com/moviedetail/bp-movie-balak-palak.php
  2. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/marathi-cinema-movies-bollywood-players-riteish-deshmukh/1/340996.html
  3. ^ "Balak Palak to stress on need for sex education". Times of India. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Deshmukh, Gayatri (1 September 2012). "U/A certification for Balak Palak". Times of India. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Riteish planning Hindi remake of 'Balak Palak'". Times of India. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Riteish Deshmukh plans Hindi remake of his Balak Palak". Telly Chakkar. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  7. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/regional/marathi-film-balak-palak-set-for-southern-remake/
  8. ^ Chatterjee, Suprateek (27 September 2012). "Balak Palak, a teenage film on sex". Mumbai: Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Riteish Deshmukh's 'Balak Palak' to be premiered at SAIFF". Delhi: IBN Live. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Salgaokar, Shakti (5 January 2013). "Film review: Balak Palak (Marathi)—a must watch for parents". Mumbai: DNA. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Ramnath, Nandini (4 January 2013). "Film Review – BP (Balak Palak)". Live Mint. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Riteish Deshmukh planning Hindi remake of Balak Palak - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  13. ^ IANS. "Riteish Deshmukh to remake Marathi movie Balak Palak in Hindi". Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  14. ^ "'Balak Palak': A Hindi remake of the film?". News18. 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 

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