All remix lovers love the song, “Var Dhagala Lagli Kala… Pani Themb Themb Gale”. The original song is from the film “Bot Lavin Tithe Gudgulya” by Dada Kondke.
Dada Kondake is a well known personality in the Marathi film industry. He is famous for his “double entendre” songs and dialogues.
Dada Kondake was born on 8th August 1932 in Naigaum (Mumbai) in a mill worker’s family. He started his career as a actor in folk song singing squad of Rashtra Seva Dal and then worked as a stage actor. He came into spotlight with the Marathi drama “Viccha Majhi Puri Kara”, with a thousand and five hundred successful shows. His prowess as an actor was noticed in the Marathi film “Thamadi Mati”, made by Bhalaji Pendarkar. But his biggest hit was “Songadya”.
Dada Kondake produced all his films under the banner, “Kamakshi” pictures. In most of the movies we see Dada utilize comical facial expressions, drawstrings hanging till below his knees. He set a trend for the Marathi male lead with his costume.
Dada Kondake and his friend Ram Nagarkar spent many a night on the streets of Naigum. A similar scene is repeated in most of his films.
His films are famous for heart touching stories.
Dada Kondake made a place for himself in the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest number of silver jubilees, for 9 consecutive films.
He is also famous for the controversies in personal life and his associations with political parties.
He also made one Gujrati and four Hindi films.
Dada died of heart attack on 14th March1998.
Dada is the path finder for the Marathi cinema world. He had a versatile personality apart from being a good writer, director and actor.
Films under the Prabhat banner had a monopoly on the popularity of Marathi films. Dada’s films belonged to the same period and were an exception to this rule. Soon, he became the ‘Dada’ of Marathi film industry.
Some Marathi movies of Dada
“Thambadi Mati”, “Ganimi Kava”,Songadya”’ “Ekata Jeev sadashiv”, “Andala Marto Dola” ,”Pandu Havaldar”, “Ram Ram Ganjaram” and many more
“Tere Mere Bech Mee” ,”Andheri Raat Me Diya Tere hath Mee” ,”Khol Dee Mere Juban”
“Chandu Jamadar” Gujrati version of Marathi movie “Pandu Havaldar”.