De Dhakka

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De Dhakka
Theatrical poster of De Dhakka
Directed by Sudesh Manjrekar, Atul Kale
Produced by Satya Films, Zee Talkies
Written by Mahesh Manjrekar
Starring Shivaji Satam
Makarand Anaspure
Siddarth Jadhav
Saksham Kulkarni
Gauri Vaidya
Music by Ajit-Atul-Sameer
Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar (Playback)
Release date
  • 16 May 2008 (2008-05-16)
Country India
Language Marathi
Box office 6 crore (US$920,000) (lifetime)[1]

De Dhakka (Marathi: दे धक्का) is a Marathi film released in India in 2008 inspired by the Hollywood film Little Miss Sunshine (2006). It was remade in Kannada as Crazy Kutumba.

Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar, the play back singer of this film, received Maharashtra State Award, V Shantaram Award and Maharashtra Times award in the category of 'Best Play back singer'.[2]



The story revolves around the Jadhav family. Makarand(Makarand Anaspure) after spending all his wealth has invented an auto part which he claims will drastically lower the fuel consumption of vehicles. But being from a rural background and having no formal education he is never taken seriously. Subhanrav(Shivaji Satam) makarand's father leaves no opportunity to blame his son for selling all his land on failed pursuits. Sumi (Medha) is makarand's humble 2nd wife. While the family is going through an economic crisis, a golden opportunity is presented when makarand's daughter is selected for the final round of a dance competition with a huge prize money. The family scrapes their last resources and leaves on a life changing journey to reach the competition venue.


De Dhakka was a success at the box office. The movie garnered Rs. 40 million in its third week.[3] Critics received the film well noting the movie had a good storyline and performances.[4]


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  2. ^ Limaye, Yogita (7 June 2008). "Marathi film industry gets a push with De Dhakka". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Nivas, Namita (13 June 2008). "De Dhakka's success, a high for Marathi films". Screen India. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Patil, Pradip. "Review - De Dhakka". Marathi Retrieved 20 June 2011. 

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