Duniyadari (Marathi: दुनियादारी) is a 2013 Marathi film directed by Sanjay Jadhav. The film is about the journey of every one which eventually makes them realize the true face of life. It has been acclaimed by Marathi audience. Critical reception was positive.
It had the most collection at box office for a film in Marathi which was broken by Timepass in 2014 and again by Lai Bhaari. The film was remade in Kannada in 2017 as Noorondu Nenapu and in Gujarati in 2017 as Duniyadari.It ran for more than 100 days in Maharashtra.
Duniyadari opens with grandma Shirin (Sai Tamhankar) with a streak of grey accompanying grandpa Pritam (Sushant Shelar) to Pune, grandchildren in tow. The story traces itself back to presumably the late 1970s (seen through the bell-bottom pants on the gentlemen and the polka-dot dresses and 'Asha Parekh' salwar kameezes on the ladies). Nothing is spelt out, but each character and its relevance in the plot is unveiled through the narrative that revolves around Shreyas Talwalkar (Swapnil Joshi). He is thrown into college in Pune on his mother's insistence. Under circumstances which are reminiscent of college life in the Hindi cinema of the 80s, Shreyas makes friends with DSP aka Digya (Ankush Choudhary) and his Katta gang. A do-gooder standing tall for friendships in the face of a creepy Saai (Jitendra Joshi), Shreyas becomes the voice of reason for the rustic gang.
He finds himself attracted to Shirin, but Meenu (Urmila Kanetkar) get attracted to Shreyas which creates a love triangle. Shirin is a student of Medical college and sister of Pritam. They are children of an MLA from Kolhapur, who hates Shirin, his own daughter. Shreyas accepts Meenu's proposal out of spite for Shirin (as she repeatedly turns down his advances) but is not sure about their future. Saai fixes his marriage with Shirin against her wish. Meenu later understands that Shreyas is deeply in love with Shirin. On Saai and Shirin's wedding day, Shreyas and his friends fight with Saai's gang. Finally Shirin gets married to Shreyas. She is aware that Shreyas is a patient of a deadly disease [probably cancer?] and has only few months of life in his hands. They are about to enter parenthood.
The film ends with a touching scene where all the friends, now in their early 50s, meet at the same katta of their college on Shreyas's birthday and express their feelings for him.Swapnil Joshi as Shreyaas/Pakur/Funtru
Ankush Choudhary as DSP/ Digambar Shankar Patil
Sai Tamhankar as Shirin
Jitendra Joshi as Sainath
Sushant Shelar as Pritam
Urmila Kanitkar as Minu
Richa Pariyalli as Surekha
Sandeep Kulkarni as MK (Rani Maa's love "Shreyas")
Nagesh Bhosale as Shirin & Pritam's Father (Politician)
Varsha Usgaonkar as Rani Maa
Uday Tikekar as Shreyas's Father
Kasim Pishori as Surekha's Father
Uday Sabnis as Minu's Father (Inspector)
Yogesh Shirsat as Shree/ Sunil
Nitesh kalbande as Bunty
Sanjay Jadhav ace cameraman of films like Dombivali Fast, Jogwa, Mumbai Meri Jaan and director Checkmate, Ringa Ringa, Fakta Ladh Mhana is the man behind the production house Dreaming 24/7. What makes Duniyadari more special with Jadhav's directing is the plot inspired from one of the all-time best seller's Duniyadari by eminent writer late Shri Suhas Shirvalkar. Though primarily it's a story of the 1970s, it remains related to the today's youth.
Duniyadari was released in Maharashtra and Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka etc. acclaiming huge success outside Maharashtra. The film had a record 710 shows daily and more than 5,000 shows weekly across 270 theatres.
The film has received highly positive reviews. Duniyadari is a huge financial success in Marathi film industry and an all-time blockbuster. ABP Maaza, a Marathi news channel, gave 4 out of 5 stars acclaiming film for its story, direction and brilliant acting of all the actors.