Marathi

  • National Award-winning actress Rajeshwari Sachdev says she's 'maturing like old wine' July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Rajeshwari Sachdev's stint in theatre, TV and films has been like a treasure-trove. The National Award-winning actress too admits that her acting journey has been rewarding and she gained something at each stage. "I am maturing like an old wine," said the actress when asked about her her career growth,...
  • Watch: Salman Khan speaks Marathi as the topi-wearing 'bhau', in the new teaser for Riteish Deshmukh's 'Lai Bhari' July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Salman Khan, who is fondly referred to as 'bhai', by all his fans, has donned the avatar of a Marathi 'bhau' (which literally means brother) for Riteish Deshmukh's first Marathi film 'Lai Bhari'. Dressed in an all-white outfit and wearing a white Gandhi topi, Khan looks like he...
  • Riteish Deshmukh: Salman Khan graciously offered to be a part of 'Lai Bhaari' July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Salman Khan plays a cameo in the upcoming Marathi film 'Lai Bhaari' and Riteish Deshmukh, co-producer of the film, thanks the superstar for his "gracious offer". Salman will be seen in a special appearance in Riteish's third Marathi production venture 'Lai Bhaari', which also marks the latter's debut in Marathi...
  • Riteish Deshmukh: Youngsters who watched only Hindi films earlier are now watching Marathi films as well June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh, who feels that Marathi films have worked purely because of their good content, says he too focuses on this and also ensures that "all my films comes with subtitles". "The Marathi film industry has worked only because of the content and I think that shouldn't change. It's...
  • Shreyas Talpade's Marathi film based on story of 3 coolies who find their pictures on a vasectomy ad June 7, 2014

    Panaji: Actor-producer Shreyas Talpade has said his upcoming Marathi movie 'Poshter Boyj' is inspired by a real-life story of three coolies who accidentally found their pictures on a poster promoting vasectomy. "It is inspired by a news story that my director (Sameer Patil) saw on a television channel some years back...
  • Not getting good roles in Bollywood: Sachin Khedekar May 23, 2014

    Panaji: Actor Sachin Khedekar, noted for his performances in movies like 'Astitva', 'Bose-The Forgotten Hero' and 'Singham', has admitted that there is dearth of good roles for him in Bollywood. Khedekar said the lack of meaty roles and good scripts have forced him to take a break from Hindi film industry. "It...
  • 'Yellow' bags 3 National Awards, B-Town cheers for producer Riteish Deshmukh April 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh's second Marathi venture 'Yellow' won the Special Jury and Special Mention awards at the 61st National Film Awards, and the Hindi film fraternity is proud of the 'Grand Masti' star. Here's what the celebrities posted on Twitter: Karan Johar: Congratulations Riteish! Proud of you for everything you...
  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life April 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Movie director Shashank Udapurkar said here today, that he has received a formal consent from Anna Hazare for making a biopic on the anti-corruption activist. "It took me long to complete the script on Anna. I had drafted seven scripts before finalising it, since it is a mammoth task to...
  • Marathi audience accepts films with unique concepts: Riteish Deshmukh April 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh, whose upcoming Marathi production 'Yellow' deals with children with special needs, says films with unique concepts gain wider acceptance among Marathi audiences compared to Hindi. "I had not seen any film on such subject and I felt that I must make the film, so we made...
  • National Award winnning Marathi film 'Dhag' to be released on March 7 March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: National Award winning Marathi feature film 'Dhag', directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, will hit theatres March 7, DAR Film Distributors (DFD) announced Friday. Produced by Vishal Pandit Gaware, 'Dhag' stars Hansraj Jagtap, Usha Jadhav, Upendra Limaye, Nagesh Bhosala, Suhani Deshpande and Neha Dakhinkar in leading roles. The movie is credited...
  • 'Fandry' review: It is an angry and perceptive film February 23, 2014

    Director: Nagraj Manjule Fandry is an angry and perceptive film. Its anger, though, is never recognized as a reality by the society we live in which says caste doesn't exist anymore. Directed by Nagraj Manjule, the Marathi film is in dialogue with this misconception. In a small village in Maharashtra,...
  • Why Bollywood actors are keen on producing regional films February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Madhuri Dixit is impressed by the content of Marathi films. But she isn't sure if she will ever follow in the footsteps of some Hindi movie stars and produce a film in the regional language. "I have not seen recent Marathi films, but yes I have seen 'Natrang' (2010)...
  • Marathi film 'Killa' wins Crystal Bear at Berlin Film Festival February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Marathi film 'Killa', directed by Avinash Arun, has bagged the Crystal Bear for the Best Film awarded by the Children's Jury in Generation Kplus section at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Helmed by debutante director Avinash Arun, 'Killa' deals with the universal conflict of migration and...
  • Marathi film 'Timepass' takes the box-office by storm January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Director Ravi Jadhav's latest offering 'Timepass' has proved to be a game changer for the Marathi film industry. The light-hearted love story has collected over Rs 6.5 crore in its opening weekend after releasing in 250 screens. Lately, Marathi films have started to earn good money and it's a...
  • Salman Khan speaks great Marathi: Riteish Deshmukh September 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Praising Salman Khan for his command over Marathi language, actor-turned-producer Riteish Deshmukh says the superstar was keen on being a part of his Marathi venture 'Lai Bhaari'. Salman will be seen in a special appearance in Riteish's second Marathi production 'Lai Bhaari', which also marks the latter's debut in...
  • Salman's special appearance in Riteish's Marathi film August 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Salman Khan will be seen in a special appearance in Riteish Deshmukh's second Marathi production venture 'Lai Bhaari', which also marks the latter's debut in Marathi films as an actor. Titled 'Lai Bhaari', the film is being directed by Nishikant Kamat and it is being co-produced by Riteish's banner Mumbai...
  • Tanisha's Marathi debut is her gift to mom Tanuja August 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Tanisha Mukherjee, daughter of noted actress Tanuja, would be soon seen in a Marathi film, which, she says is a gift to her mother. Tanisha made her acting debut in 2003 film 'Sssshhh' but it failed to garner much attention. The later releases such as 'Popcorn Khao Mast...
  • Nervous about my Marathi debut: Riteish Deshmukh March 19, 2013

    Mumbai: After producing a Marathi film titled 'Balak Palak', Riteish Deshmukh is now all set to act in a Marathi project titled 'Lai Bhaari'. He is excited, yet nervous. "First day - script reading of my Marathi film 'Lai Bhaari', directed by Nishikant Kamat. Going on floor in a week -...
  • 'Balak Palak': A Hindi remake of the film? January 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Riteish Deshmukh's first production venture - Marathi film 'Balak Palak' - has been in the news for its subject and now the actor-producer has plans to make it in Hindi. The film that talks about curiosity about sex among adolescents hit theatres Friday. "The kind of feedback we have got,...
  • Marathi actors Abhyankar, Pendse die in accident December 24, 2012

    Pune: Well-known Marathi actors Anand Abhyankar and Akshay Pendse were among three people killed in an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway early Monday, police said. According to the State Highway Police, the accident occurred shortly after midnight when a rashly driven tempo on the Mumbai-Pune lane climbed on the road divider...
  • Noted Marathi director Sanjay Surkar passes away September 27, 2012

    Pune: Noted Marathi film director Sanjay Surkar died today after suffering a heart attack during a shoot in the city, hospital sources said. Surkar, 53, was shooting with his unit when he collapsed. He was declared dead on admission to the hospital, sources said. The director, known for his experimental handling of...
  • Riteish's 'Balak Palak' to be premiered at SAIFF September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Actor Riteish Deshmukh's debut production venture, Marathi film 'Balak Palak' (BP) about sex education, will have its world premeire at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF), to be held in New York Oct 24-Oct 30. "I'm very proud to be associated with the film. I've always believed that...
  • Trailer: Riteish turns producer with 'Balak Palak' September 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Riteish Deshmukh has turned producer with Marathi movie 'Balak Palak', which deals with curiosity about sex among adolescents. The actor says it is high time people should talk about it openly. " 'BP' ('Balak Palak') as a subject deals with such curiosity that leads them (children) to seeking answers in...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Girish Kulkarni May 3, 2012

    Girish Kulkarni won the best actor award for his performance in Marathi film 'Deool'. ...
  • National Award: Who's Best Actor Girish Kulkarni? March 12, 2012

    Mumbai: While the whole world is celebrating Vidya Balan's National Award for the best actress for her role in 'The Dirty Picture', the response to Marathi artist Girish Kulkarni winning the prestigious award for the best actor for 'Deool' has drawn a blank. "Yeh Girish kaun hai, Atul Kulkarni ka bhai,"...
  • National Award: Girish Kulkarni wins Best Actor March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Girish Kulkarni was named the best actor for his performance in the Marathi film 'Deool' at the 59th National Awards announced here Wednesday. Directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni, 'Deool' focuses on the dilemma of educated youth in villages. With a star cast like Nana Patekar, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Sonali Kulkarni and...
  • Helen's Marathi film to be released on Dec 16 December 4, 2011

    Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actress Helen's debut Marathi film, 'One Room Kitchen', where she plays a Catholic woman waiting for the return of her son who is missing since the Kargil war, is being released on December 16. Directed by Mahesh Tilekar, Helen readily accepted the film offer since she knew him...
  • Marathi film 'Deool' is minting money November 7, 2011

    Mumbai: Marathi film Deool which released a week after Ra.one is attracting huge crowds in theaters prompting the filmmakers to increase the number of daily shows by 50. Directed by Umesh Kulkarni and with a star cast like Nana Patekar, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Sonali Kulkarni and a cameo by Naseeruddin Shah, was...
  • I don't define my audience: Umesh Kulkarni October 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque served as the perfect backdrop for the grand screening of Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni's third feature film 'Deool' (The Temple). The sea breeze from the Persian Gulf greeted an enthusiastic crowd at the Swiss Open Air theatre of Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel....
  • Coming soon, a Marathi movie inspired by Hazare October 12, 2011

    Pune: In a celluloid tribute to Anna Hazare's resolve to fight corruption with non-violent methods, a Marathi film will capture the inspirational and magnetic pull of the anti-graft crusader's personality that has caught the imagination of the country. The film wants to convey that the Gandhian philosophy of 'ahimsa' (non-violence)...