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Pak Pak Pakaak (2005)

A mischievous boy, living with his grandmother in a village that people believe is haunted, meets the ghost "Bhutya". How the "Bhutya" transforms the boy's character and the whole village in the process, forms the rest of the story.

Director:

Gautam Joglekar

Writers:

Gautam Joglekar (story and screenplay), Sanjay Mone (dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Nana Patekar ... Bhutya / Sakharam Vaidya
Saksham Kulkarni Saksham Kulkarni ... Chikhloo
Narayani Shastri ... Saloo
Usha Nadkarni ... Gaurakka
Jyoti Subhash ... Grandmother
Rekha Kamat Rekha Kamat ... Tribal old woman
Vijay Patwardhan Vijay Patwardhan ... Teacher
Arun Hornekar Arun Hornekar ... Shambhunath
Vidyadhar Joshi ... Exorcist
Anand Ingle Anand Ingle ... Prajapati
Nandu Pol Nandu Pol ... Village chief
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aditi Deshpande ... Amba
Jyoti Joshi Jyoti Joshi ... Shanta
Damoo Kenkre Damoo Kenkre ... Old man
Jayraj Nair
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Storyline

Although it looks like a kid's movie on the face, it has a very deep meaning in it, touching the topics of environment, man's relation with the nature, education, andha-shraddha and more. The ghost in the movie, "Bhutya" (superbly playede by Nana Patekar), is actually a vaidu (ayurvedic doctor) who is forced to run away from the village he is living in.(that side story of the vaidu and his family is also a very emotional one and very nicely edited). The Bhutya then decides to stay in the jungle besides the "Mangalpada" village, in which lives our hero, the boy Chikhalu (nicely portrayed by Sakshak Kulakarni). A specific incident causes Chikhalu to meet Bhutya and then begins the story of transformation of the kid. When Bhutya transforms the boy from a mischievous kid to a sincere student, the movie underlines the importance of education (not just education restricted to the 4 walls of the school but an overall education that builds character of a student and imparts thorough knowledge... Written by nikatpict@gmail.com

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Country:

India

Language:

Marathi

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Production Co:

S.O.C. Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Westrex Recording System)| Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Nana Palekar returns to Marathi cinema almost after 20 years. See more »

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A hidden gem
4 September 2018 | by gautham_kamathSee all my reviews

A light refresher with a social message. Very good work by the cast. Nana Patekar and the other protagonists in the story have beautifully portrayed their characters. A must watch...


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