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Superhit Marathi Movies of the ‘King of Comedy’ That You Must Watch


Published By: Nibandh Vinod

Last Updated: June 04, 2023, 07:00 IST

Ashok Saraf and Nivedita Saraf got married in 1990 when Ashok was 43 and Nivedita was just 25. (Image: Instagram)

Ashok Saraf and Nivedita Saraf got married in 1990 when Ashok was 43 and Nivedita was just 25. (Image: Instagram)

Happy Birthday Ashok Saraf: During the 1980s, he along with Sachin Pilgaonkar, Mahesh Kothare, and Laxmikanth Berder kick-started a ‘comedy film wave’ on the big screens that remained unbeatable for more than a decade

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHOK SARAF: Actor Ashok Saraf is conferred with ‘The king of comedy’ title in the Marathi film industry. During the 1980s, he along with Sachin Pilgaonkar, Mahesh Kothare, and Laxmikanth Berder kick-started a ‘comedy film wave’ on the big screens that remained unbeatable for more than a decade. Besides regional cinema, Ashok Saraf has also become a household name for his work in hit projects like Hum Paanch and Singham. On Sunday, June 4, the acclaimed Marathi personality is celebrating his 76th birthday. On this special occasion, here’s taking a look at his super-hit movies along with some intriguing lesser-known facts about his personal life.

Ashok Saraf Birthday: Lesser-known Facts

  1. Ashok Saraf is fondly referred to as Mama (maternal uncle) in the industry. But not many know that the nickname was given to him by one of his cameraman friend’s daughter. It was during a film shoot, where the girl would often visit. She fondly called him Mama and the title remains intact ever since.
  2. Ashok Saraf married actress Nivedita Joshi who is 18 years younger than him. The couple have starred together in multiple Marathi movies including Ashi Hi Banva Banvi and Navri Mile Navryala.
  3. Ashok Sarah has survived two nearly fatal car accidents. The first one allegedly occurred during the 80s-90s, which rendered him injured for about six months. The second one occurred on the Mumbai Pune Expressway in 2012, while he was on his way to promote the film Gol Gol Dabyatla.
  4. The actor has bagged multiple accolades for his acting prowess including multiple Filmfare awards and about 10 State government awards for Marathi films.
  5. Ashok Sarah once shared a funny story revealing even after being part of successful films he was given very little money. While travelling to Kolhapur for the shoot of one of his films, he boarded the Mahalakshmi Express. He recalled feeling embarrassed and hiding his face under the blanket after getting recognized by people.

Ashok Saraf Superhit Marathi Films

  1. Ek Daav Bhutacha
    Directed by Ravi Namade, this 1982-released horror comedy features Ashok Saraf, Dilip Prabhavalkar, and Ranjana in the lead roles. The plot revolves around the life of a troubled school teacher, who befriends a ghost of a cursed Maratha soldier to bring his disturbing life back on track.
  2. Dhoom Dhadaka
    With an ensemble cast of Ashok Saraf, Laxmikanth Berde, Nivedita Joshi, including others, Dhoom Dhadaka follows the complex life of three young men who leave no stone unturned to impress a wealthy industrialist for getting his approval to marry his daughters. Such was the success of the film that it was remade in Tamil as Kadhalikka Neramillai, Telugu as Preminchi Choodu, Kannada as Preethi Madu Thamashe Nodu, and in Hindi as Pyar Kiye Jaa.
  3. Gammat Jammat
    Starring Sachin Pilgaonkar, Ashok Saraf, and Varsha Usgaonkar in the lead, two childhood friends kidnap a wealthy man’s daughter in this super-hit Marathi comedy flick. Their motive of extorting money goes for a quick toss when they realised the kidnapped girl is too much to handle.
  4. Ashi Hi Banawa Banavi
    Directed by Sachin Pilgaonkar, the movie revolves around the life of two brothers who force their friends to fake marriages in order to meet the condition of their landlady. Trouble ensues when hiding their real identities turns difficult.

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