Pataakha (transl. Firecracker; Hindi pronunciation: [pəʈaːkʰaː]) is a 2018 Indian Hindi comedy-drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj about two sisters who share a difficult relationship with each other. Based on Charan Singh Pathik’s short story titled Do Behnein, the film features debutant Radhika Madan, Sanya Malhotra, Sunil Grover, Saanand Verma, Lankesh Bhardwaj, and Vijay Raaz in lead roles and was scheduled to have its theatrical release on 28 September 2018. At the 64th Filmfare Awards, the film received seven nominations including Best Actress Critics and Best Female Debut for Madan and Best Film Critics for Bhardwaj.
Badki (Radhika Madan) and Chhutki (Sanya Malhotra) live in a small town in Rajasthan. They are sisters who quarrel about everything from stolen bidis to torn clothes. Dipper (Sunil Grover) is their nosy neighbour, who is always on the lookout for an opportunity to make the sisters go to war, while their father (Vijay Raaz), a single parent, is always trying to make peace between the warring sisters.
Radhika Madan as Champa ‘Badki’ Kumari
Sanya Malhotra as Genda ‘Chuttki’ Kumari
Sunil Grover as Dipper Naradmuni
Vijay Raaz as Shanti Bhushan
Saanand Verma as Tharki Patel
Lankesh Bhardwaj as Govt.Officer
Namit Das as Jagan
Abhishek Duhan as Vishnu
Sameer Khakkar as Sarpanch
Usha Nagar as Grandmother
Dev Rajora as dairy manager
Malaika Arora (special appearance in song “Hello Hello”)