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REVIEW: DE DHAKKA (2008)
De Dhakka Presenter: Zee Talkies
Producer:
Satya Films
Director: Sudesh Manjrekar, Atul Kale
Story: Mahesh Manjrekar
Camera: Shailesh Awasti
Music:
Ajit-Atul-Sameer
Cast: Shivaji Satam, Makrand Anaspure, Siddarth Jadhav, Medha, Saksham Kulkarni and Gauri Vaidya
ह्या चित्रपटाचे परीक्षण मराठीत वाचण्यासाठी येथे क्लिक करा.
Riding high on the success of 'Saade Maade Teen', Zee Talkies team is back with their latest movie 'De Dhakka'. While 'Saade Maade Teen' was inspired from classic 'Chalti Ka Naam Gadi', 'De Dhakka' finds it inspiration from 2006 Oscar contender 'Little Miss Sunshine'...

While there may be raised eyebrows over the trend of inspired movies, let us stay away from that point. What matters is whether the movie entertains or not? and 'De Dhakka' turns out to be a good entertainer. Credit must be given to the Zee Talkies team for successfully 'Indianising' the story (those of who have seen the original must know how different it was from typical hollywood movies)

This is the story of Jadhav family. A family with lots of troubles. Subhanrav(Shivaji Satam), his son Makarand (Makrand Anaspure), Makrand's wife Sumi (Medha), Makarand's children (Saksham Kulkarni) and Sayali (Gauri Vaidya) and Sumi's brother Dhanaji (Siddharth Jadhav).
Makarand in De Dhakka The movie begins with a brief introduction of all the family members and the audience gets to know the characters and their ambitions. Makrand is a motor mechanic who has spent all his money to fund his work which, he hopes, will make him millionaire. Subhanrav is sore with Makrand for this reason and Makrand hates subhanrav for drinking too much. Things don't go well between two of them. While Makrand's son aspires to be a wrestler. His daughter dreams of being a dancer. Dhanaji (Makarand's brother in law), suffers from kleptomania. And Sumi, Makrand's wife tries hard to keep the family happy.
Things change when sayali is selected for a dance competition and the whole family sets on a journey to Mumbai...on a autorikshaw. The Jadhav family is faced with many problems during the journey and how do they overcome them and also rediscover the family ties during the journey forms the rest of the story.

First half is very engaging, all the main characters are introduced and established. Then the movie moves ahead and audience gets to know of all the problems that the Jadhav family is facing, this part has been effectively handled with the help of some comic moments. The directors have done good job of maintaining the fine balance between comedy and emotional scenes. But the second half seems to drag at someplaces. The final dance competition is ok. Makrand's speech towards the end seems to deviate from the main theme but nonetheless it should go well with the audience as it directly appeals to your heart.

The movie has a good storyline (Well, the credit goes to the original ) but the screenplay fails to take the full advantage of the story. The way police officer is portrayed is childish. Even Dhanaji's multiple personality disorder doesn't fit in properly. The confrontations between Makrand and Subhanrav seem repeating in the second half. And try as hard as you can, it's bit hard to imagine audience booing away a lavani performance in dance competition at mumbai. The writers and director should have worked on these loose ends. Siddharth, Saksham in De Dhakka
The performances are good. Shivaji Satam's acting seems monotonous though. Makrand's character has many shades, a loving and caring father, an angry son, a troubled husband and he shows all the emotions with ease. Siddharth Jadhav gives an energetic performance once again. Not a single moment is dull when he is on screen. Ajit-Atul & Sameer's music is as usual catchy. The background music seems loud at some places. The title track 'De Dhakka' is excellent and it goes perfectly well with the story.

On the whole, 'De Dhakka' is a good one time watch.

by Pradip Patil © MMW

Namita | Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 11:21 PM
Mahesh Manjrekar's New Movies
Hi All, Mahesh Manjrekar Announced 3 More marathi movies, aata next year eka mage eka dhammal movie yenar aahe Mahesh chya... So hopefully tya suddha de dhakka aani shivajirajebhosale sarakhya sucessfull and entertaining asatil...
Amit Pathak | Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 2:49 PM
About the movie
This movie just mind - blasting.
Veda Nerulkar | Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 4:07 PM
About the movie
This movie just mind - blasting.
Pankaj | Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 1:05 AM
Comment
Bt dont forget its a copy of english movie little miss sunshine in marathi style :) bt still nice muvi
Pratik | Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 11:38 PM
Love
I love u sayali very much plz i wish that u read my msg once one day i will be a big man & i wil cm 2 mary u plz rpy me
Bipin Patekar | Sun, May 31, 2009 at 5:58 PM
Awesome..
It\'s one of the great movie by zee production
Anisa | Sat, May 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM
Nyc movie
Nice and humurous movie...........had fun watching it........y don\'t u do proper marketing for marathi movies................all of us had fun watching the movie...excellent!
Bapu | Thu, May 28, 2009 at 4:41 AM
De Dhakka
Sarwat changli film shivaji satam chi bomika phar jakkass zali
Prasad Mhatre | Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 2:36 PM
Nice Movie
siddharth jadhav is a very good actor de dakka is a nice movie
AKSHAY CHAVARE | Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 12:22 PM
BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR
I LIKE DE DHAKKA MOVIE VERY MUCH
Vishnu | Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 03:11 AM
Excellent
Sidharth Jadhav \'s acting is very good.
Rohan | Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 10:05 AM
Dhakka
De Dhakka ne ' Marathi cinema suddha hindi cinema evdhach Prasiddha hou shakto' he siddha karun dakhvle ani pratyek Marathi manasala ek Sukhad DHAKKA dila mala tyache gaane havet koni link deu shakel ka??
MIHIR | Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 4:38 PM
DE DHAKKA
it is one of the highest opening and longest running marathi film in offbit marathi region like amravati.
Amit P. Joshi | Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 4:38 PM
DE DHAKKA
it is one of the highest opening and longest running marathi film in offbit marathi region like amravati.
Dipak Birare | Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 3:52 PM
Aprateem
Aaj paryant jewhade changle marathi cineme pahile tyapaikee ha cinema agadi aprateem aahe.
Swapnil Kilanjar | Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 8:12 AM
De dhakka
Special notice should be given to TUM TUM... It was gr8. I liked all the TUM TUM scenes
Durgesh | Sat, Aug 09 2008 01:41 PM
Ek Number Movie aahe bhau... Makarand Anaspure Rocks...... :) De Dhakka.
Jitendra | Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 5:20 PM
Superb Movie
DE DHAKKA MOVIE PAHILA AANI EKDAM KHALLAS JHALO.I HAT\'S OFF FOR SIDDHARTH JADHAV.GOOD ACTING GOOD STORY,GOOD PERFORMENCE.SARVANI EKDA TARI SARVANI PAHAVE.EKA MARATHI TARUNACHI HAK AAHE.AGIN DE DHAKKA.
Mahesh Gare | Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 5:29 PM
Comment for de dhakka
Naad khula asli marathi movie me 5 vala pahile
Chaitanya Vadkhalkar | Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 2:49 AM
De Dhakka Review
Awsome movie...perfect editing ....good camera work...dil hiladiya yaar....
thambaicha nai gadya thambaiacha nai ..... ghabrayacha nai aata ghabrayacha nai..... ek.. don... ek.. don... teen... bol... de dhakka...... Solid movie great acting by all the actors and specially mind blowing acting and dance by Sayali (Gauri Vaidya) film catch was timed comedy by Dhanaji (Siddharth Jadhav).
Sagar | Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:09 AM
De Dhakka
i want to see this movie online free plz tell me the site
Pritam | Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 4:32 PM
De Dhakka
this marathi movie is best of all marathi mavies. boleto jhakkas
Hiten | Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 1:03 PM
This flim roicksssssssssssss
this flim rocks even all marathi people rock and i request all marathi directore to make more marathi flims so that it will b cc in large no and i will requert all the directors to c that marathi flims a ther in multi plex for more tims thankzzzzzzz
Shrikant Gaddewar | Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 2:06 PM
De dhakka
de dhakka ek da nahi 10 pahala tari bor honar nahi evdhi comedy cenema ahee sarvani with family baghav ani sidhart jadhavachi bhumika ek number solid ahe
Harish | Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 11:14 AM
Good Movie
Yes ,definately good movie by ZEE
Chirag Ganatra | Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 6:43 AM
Nice Movie
i know tht its a very nice but when we wil get it online so tht we can download it at our place amd see at our place. send me some links if u have to downlod this movie.
Neeraj Patil | Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 12:11 PM
Reting should be 4+
What was the procidure for retings given in stars for Films
Dharam.DD | Sun, Jun 22 2008 07:11 AM
It seems to be a very nice movie. I think it will create a milestone in Marathi Film Industry in terms of box office collection. Excellent work by Zee Talkies & all De Dhakk team.