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|Balak Palak [BP]|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ravi Jadhav|
|Produced by||Riteish Deshmukh,
|Screenplay by||Ravi Jadhav,
|Story by||Amber Hadap,
Chinar - Mahesh
|Edited by||Jayant Jathar|
|Budget||₹2.5 crore (US$390,000)|
|Box office||₹12 crore (US$1.9 million) (lifetime)|
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. 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. The film deals with the topic of sex education of adolescents  and is rated UA (Parental Guidance). With the positive reviews the film received, Deshmukh plans to make a Hindi language remake of the film. 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.
The film was released with English subtitles. Shivkumar Parthasarathy did the subtitling.
- Shashwati Pimplikar as Dolly Gavaskar
- Madan Deodhar as Bhagya/Bhagyesh Rege
- Bhagyashree Shankpal as Chiu/Aarti Puranik
- Rohit Phalke as Avya/Avinash Gandhe
- Prathamesh Parab as Vishu
- Kishor Kadam as Kadam Kaka
- Avinash Narkar as Vidyadhar Gandhe, Avinash's father
- Sai Tamhankar as Neha Sawant
- Vishakha Subhedar as Pednekar Kaku
- Supriya Pathare as Mrs. Puranik, Aarti's mother
- Anand ingale as Pandharinath Rege, Bhagyesh's father
- Anand Abhyankar as Ashok Gavaskar, Dolly's father
- Madhavi Juvekar as Mrs. Gavaskar, Dolly's mother
- Subodh Bhave as older Avya
- Amruta Subhash as older Dolly
- Satish Tare as Ramesh
- Dhanashree Parab as Sampada
|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|
|5.||"Gale Lag Ja"||Ravi Jadhav||Chinar Kharkar
Chorus: Ravi Jadhav, Shivkumar Parthasarathy, Chinar Kharkar, Kedar Kadam, Rohan Agashe
|6.||"Jhoom"||Ravi Jadhav||Neha Rajpal||1:25|
|7.||"Paisa"||Ambar Hadap||Chinar Kharkar||1:11|
|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|
The newspaper Daily News and Analysis gave 3.5 stars out of 5 in their review and called it a "must watch for parents!" 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".
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- "Riteish Deshmukh's 'Balak Palak' to be premiered at SAIFF". Delhi: IBN Live. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- Salgaokar, Shakti (5 January 2013). "Film review: Balak Palak (Marathi)—a must watch for parents". Mumbai: DNA. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- Ramnath, Nandini (4 January 2013). "Film Review – BP (Balak Palak)". Live Mint. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- "Riteish Deshmukh planning Hindi remake of Balak Palak - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
- IANS. "Riteish Deshmukh to remake Marathi movie Balak Palak in Hindi". Retrieved 2017-03-05.
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