Known for his versatility and adaptability to portray any role to the best of his capabilities is the veteran actor Dilip Prabhavalkar. From his first stint with acting in 1972, until today the theatre and television actor has predominantly acted in Marathi movies while also dabbling television shows and Bollywood. On his birthday, Zee Talkies to air five iconic movies all day long on Tuesday, 4th August 9 am onwards under the property Dilip Prabhavalkar Vadhdivas Vishesh.
The first film of the day is ‘Ek Daav Bhutacha’ at 9 am. Directed by Ravi Namade, the movie starred Dilip Prabhavalkar, Ashok Saraf, Ranjana, Mohan Kothiwan, Ram Nagarkar, Sulochna and Mohan Joshi. Known for the impressive comic timing by the characters in the film, the movie has a lot of crispy punch lines. Following this is another comedy movie ‘Dharla Tar Chavatay’ which will air at 11 am. Starring an ensemble cast of Dilip Prabhavalkar in addition to Ashok Saraf, Rekha Rao, Laxmikant Berde, Alka Kubal, Priya Arun, Vijay Patkar to name a few, the movie narrates the story of Raja a businessman who wants to get his sister married.
The nest film is based on a book with the same title, ‘Bokya Satbande’ that was written by Dilip Prabhavalkar himself. The 2009 Marathi film directed by Raj Pendurkar, narrates the story of a young 10-year-old boy named Bokya. This movie will air at 1.30 pm followed by ‘Jayjaykar’ at 7 pm. This movie revolves around the life of an old man who decides to help a group of eunuchs during their time of need.
The group remembers this gesture and returns the favor by helping him when in need. The last movie for the day is one of the popular must watch films of Dilip Prabhavalkar and will air at 9.30 pm. He is popularly remembered for the role of Tatya Vinchu from the film ‘Zapatlela’ because of his role as ventriloquist Ramdas Padhye’s evil puppet.