Shaka Laka Boom Boom

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Shaka Laka Boom Boom
"Poster of TV Show: Shaka Laka Boom Boom"
A promotional image of the series
Written byVijay Krishna Acharya
Directed byVijay Krishna Acharya
StarringKinshuk Vaidya
Hansika Motwani
Madhur Mittal
Shehzad Khan
Opening theme"Shaka Laka Boom Boom" by KK
Country of originIndia
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes491
EditorManish Mistry
Running time24 minutes
Production companiesUTV Software Communications (2000–2004)
Rose Audio Visuals (2003)[1]
Original release
NetworkDD National
Release15 October 2000 (2000-10-15)[2] –
6 May 2001 (2001-05-06)
NetworkStar Plus
Release19 August 2002 (2002-08-19)[3] –
10 October 2004 (2004-10-10)

Shaka Laka Boom Boom is an Indian children's fantasy adventure television series. It was written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya.[4] Merchandise based on the series were also launched in markets.[5]


Sanju is a young and compassionate boy with boundless courage. Fate leads him to an extraordinary discovery one fateful day—a magical pencil imbued with the power to bring the sketches it creates to life.

As Sanju begins to grasp the astonishing abilities of the magical pencil, he inadvertently draws the attention of a comical gang, led by the gangster Tiger. Standing beside Tiger is a malevolent black magician named Kalicharan who wants the pencil for its limitless potential.

In every episode, Sanju employs the enchanted pencil to aid his friends in remarkable ways. Meanwhile, the relentless gang, under Tiger's leadership, continues their determined pursuit of the pencil, sometimes almost succeeding, only to be foiled by Sanju's clever tactics and unwavering determination.

The second season centres on an alien, Shaan, and his adventures with the magical pencil.[6] The third season is about Sanju and Shaan's adventures in a magic school called Jadoo High, and in the fourth season, Sanju travels to the year 2022 to protect his family.[7]



It first aired as 30 episodes series on DD National channel from 15 October 2000.[2] It was later taken up by Star Plus in 2001 and their version first premiered on 19 August 2002 with Kinshuk Vaidya as Sanju.[9] The series also re-aired on Star Utsav,[10] Disney Channel India, STAR One,[11] Disney XD, Hungama TV[12] and a Tamil dubbed version on Vijay TV.[13]


  1. ^ "Star Plus switching production on two UTV shows". 26 July 2003. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Relief for parents". 16 October 2000. Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2017.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Star woos young ones with 'Shaka Laka Boom Boom'". 19 August 2002. Archived from the original on 23 December 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ ""Indians laugh at institutions, or at stereotypes. A comedy writer should tap into that feature": Vijay Krishna Acharya". 19 September 2003. Archived from the original on 1 October 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  5. ^ "This magic pencil creates a lot of dhoom - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 14 November 2023. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  6. ^ a b "UTV has big hopes on revamped 'Shakalaka Boom Boom'". Indian Television Dot Com. 24 November 2003. Archived from the original on 29 January 2007. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Star Plus's 'SLBB' makes a decade shift (2022)". Indian Television Dot Com. 16 September 2004. Archived from the original on 26 January 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "'Shakalaka Boom Boom' cast: Then & Now". The Times of India. 24 September 2015. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  9. ^ An Interview with Sameer Kulkarni Archived 3 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. IndianTelevision. 15 November 2001
  10. ^ "Star Utsav spells magic this Children's Day". 8 November 2005. Archived from the original on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  11. ^ "STAR - Programme Guide". 17 October 2008. Archived from the original on 17 October 2008.
  12. ^ "Hungama TV COO Zarina Mehta". 27 May 2006. Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Vijay TV scripts a turnaround tale". Indian Television Dot Com. 30 April 2005. Archived from the original on 4 March 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.

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