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Director  Sachin Pilgaonkar
Running time  2h 20m
Language  Marathi
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Country  India
Sachin Pilgaonkar, Ashok Saraf, and Supriya Pilgaonkar smiling together at the movie poster of the 2004 Marathi film, Navra Maza Navsacha
Release date  November 2004 (2004-11)
Initial release  November 2004 (Maharashtra)
Songs  Chala Na Gade
Cast  Ashok Saraf (Bus Conductor Lalu), Sonu Nigam, Sachin Pilgaonkar (Wakratund), Supriya Pilgaonkar (Bhakti), Nirmiti Sawant (Vackys Aunt)

Similar  Amhi Satpute, Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi, Ideachi Kalpana

Navra Maza Navsacha (Marathi: नवरा माझा नवसाचा) is a 2004 Marathi film. It was later remade in Kannada as Ekadantha. The film stars Sachin Pilgaonkar and Supriya Pilgaonkar in leading roles. The movie portrays the journey of the couple from Mumbai to Ganapati Pule to fulfill a vow.


Jai Dev Jai Dev - Navra Mazaa Navsacha


Sachin Pilgaonkar and Supriya Pilgaonkar with their palms together in a scene from the 2004 Marathi film, Navra Maza Navsacha

Vakratund (Sachin Pilgaonkar) and Bhakti (Supriya Pilgaonkar) are a couple who have married against Bhakti's parents wishes. Vakratund, also known as Vacky, is an artist but does not have commercial success. Even after 10 years of marriage the couple is not blessed with children.

Supriya Pilgaonka riding on a bus while the man beside him put her dress on his face in a scene from the 2004 Marathi film, Navra Maza Navsacha

Bhakti gets to know from Vacky's aunt (Nirmiti Sawant) that Vacky was born by a vow taken by his father. Vacky's father had vowed to God that if his child is born healthy, he will bring his child to Ganapati Pule naked. This vow is left unfulfilled as Vacky's parents pass away.

A cartoon man hugging a woman on the cover of Navra Maza Navsacha a 2004 Marathi film

Bhakti tries to persuade Vacky to go to Ganpati Pule naked, but he does not agree to it. As suggested by a friend, Vacky confronts a sage, who advises them to take a mannequin dressed as Vacky secretly in a public transport to Ganapti Pule to fulfill the vow. Vacky and his friend Kishore manage to sneak the mannequin into a state transport bus the previous night of the travel to Ganapati Pule.However, they are unaware that after their departure from the bus at night, an international smuggler named Babu Kalia who has just escaped from prison and has stolen diamonds worth 80 crore entered the bus and hid the bag filled with diamonds in a hollow of the mannequin.

Hilarity ensues as the remaining story has the highs and the lows that the couple face while travelling in the bus to Ganpati Pule.But on reaching Ganpati Pule,they and the passengers are confronted by Police as they have an evidence that Babu Kalia is travelling in the bus to flee to Dubai from Ganpati Pule port.The whole time in the bus from Mumbai to Ganpati Pule, Vacky was drawing the portrait of Babu Kalia with the help of a fellow passenger who knew Babu Kalia. They show this portrait to the Police Chief and Babu Kalia springs up go his true identity and threatens Vacky and passengers for his diamonds or to kill them all. But Bhakti tells Vacky to take the mannequin to the temple. Vacky reveals that the sage she met was fake and he had planned this to avoid going naked to Ganpati Pule. Vacky takes away the mannequin to the temple while others run behind him tearing his clothes. By the time he reaches the temple he is completely naked.He completes the vow and the couple are rewarded with 8 crore for catching the gangster. And they live happily thereafter.


  • Sachin Pilgaonkar as Vakratund
  • Supriya Pilgaonkar as Bhakti
  • Ashok Saraf as Bus Conductor Lalu
  • Vijay Patkar as Undercover Cop
  • Ali Asghar as Film Director
  • Reema Lagoo as Politician (Guest Appearance)
  • Sonu Nigam as himself (Guest Appearance)
  • Johny Lever as Nepali (Guest Appearance)
  • Vijay Patwardhan
  • Kuldip Pawar as Police Inspector
  • Nirmiti Sawant as Vacky's Aunt
  • Kishori Shahane as Dancer (Guest Appearance)
  • Satish Tare as Dhongi Baba
  • Sunil Tawde as Bus Driver Prasad
  • Remakes

    The film was remade in Kannada as Ekadantha starring Vishnuvardhan, Prema and Ramesh Aravind in the lead roles.


    The film received good reviews. The Indian Express a prominent Indian daily named it as a part of a Remake Saga. gave a rating of 7.3 out of 10.


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