Marathi Film

  • National Award-winning filmmaker Rajendra Talak wants people to discuss corruption openly, on public platforms 1 week ago

    Panaji: Rajendra Talak, whose Marathi film 'A Rainy Day' was screened at the ongoing 'Jagran Film Festival', says he wants people to talk about the issue of corruption. "The movie is about the universal topic of corruption. I am happy that the festival will help people discuss the issue (with the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 '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'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...
  • '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,...
  • Riteish Deshmukh turns producer with 'Balak Palak' January 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Riteish Deshmukh completed 10 years in Bollywood Thursday and says that the day marks another new beginning for him as he debuts as a producer. The 34-year-old made his Bollywood debut with 'Tujhe Meri Kasam', which also helped him find his soulmate in his co-star Genelia D'Souza, with whom...
  • MNS wing asks multiplexes to screen Marathi films August 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena (MNCKS), a group affiliated to MNS, on Monday warned the PVR and other multiplex associations to screen Marathi films at prime-time or face the wrath of the Raj Thackeray-led outfit. "We gave a representation to PVR manager and have sent the same to other multiplexes...
  • 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,"...
  • Choreographer Subal Sarkar dead November 13, 2011

    Mumbai: Renowned dancer and choreographer of Marathi film industry Subal Sarkar died here Saturday following a prolonged illness, a family friend said. He was 76. Sarkar breathed his last at his Dadar residence in the morning. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Sarkar, hailing from West Bengal,...
  • Ace music director Shrinivas Khale no more September 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Renowned Marathi music director Shrinivas Khale passed away at his residence in neighbouring Thane early today following brief illness. He was 85 and is survived by wife and three daughters. Sources said 'Khale Kaka' as he was fondly called was not keeping well for the last few days and breathed...
  • Cinema is Thackerays' latest political weapon August 24, 2010

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) are at it again. The parties have found a new cause to champion in the name of Marathi pride. Shiv Sena activists on Monday demanded that multiplexes in Mumbai reduce the price of Marathi film tickets. The agitation comes just a week...
  • Two Marathi films to be screened at Cannes April 28, 2010

    Two Marathi short films - Kedar Jape's Baangdya (Bangles) and Reema Amrapurkar's Janani - will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, beginning on May 15. While Janani would be screened in the short film corner and Indian pavilion sections, Baangdya would be screened in the short film corner only. Kedar decided...
  • 'Marathi films are richer than Hindi ones' October 12, 2011

    Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh feels the richer content of Marathi films enables them score over Hindi movies. "Just watched two Marathi movies back to back - both of them were very good. Jogwa is simply outstanding, Rajeev Patil (director) is simply superb. Upendra Limaye and Mukta Barve, the lead actors are...
  • India's Oscar entry is tale of India's first filmmaker September 21, 2009

    Mumbai: India's official entry at the Osacrs is a little known Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory. It is a film about India's first full length film Raja Harishchandra made by Dadasaheb Phalke. Harishchandrachi Factory is a Marathi film depicting the trials and tribulations faced by the father of Indian cinema Dadasaheb Phalke,...
  • Harishchandrachi Factory is India's Oscar entry September 20, 2009

    Mumbai: Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory, Mumbai-based theatre actor-director Paresh Mokashi's debut movie, will be India's official entry for the Oscars. Mokashi told IANS on Sunday that his film has been nominated by the Film Federation of India as the country's official entry in the Foreign Language Film category. The movie is on...
  • Marathi actor Nilu Phule dead July 13, 2009

    Pune: Noted Marathi film and stage actor Nilu Phule today died in a city hospital. He was 80. Phule was suffering from cancer of the oesophagus and was admitted to the hospital on July 5. ...
  • Small budget Marathi film pips Akshay at the BO April 9, 2009

    Mumbai: It's David versus Goliath all over again. A small Marathi film, Me Shivaji Raje Bhosle Boltoy's collections is fast leaving Akshay Kumar starrer 8 by 10 Tasveer behind. Made with a budget of over Rs 30 crore, 8 by 10 Tasveer released with 1,000 prints worldwide but opened to...
  • Marathi film industry gets a push with De Dhakka June 7, 2008

    Mumbai: Marathi films are usually not considered to be crowd pullers by theater and multiplex owners. However, with the recent astounding success of Marathi film De Dhakka, many corporates are now stepping in to produce Marathi films. And theater owners are more than eager to screen them. It's the film that...
  • Farah embraces Marathi for good friend Shreyas Talpade June 6, 2008

    Mumbai: The audio launch of Sanai Chaughade saw filmmaker Farah Khan reciting lines in Marathi, all for good friend Shreyas Talpade's debut venture in the vernacular language. The Om Shanti Om director showed up at the glitzy audio launch of Sanai Chaughade at a suburban multiplex in Mumbai. Co-produced by Mukta...
  • No Marathi films? Mah govt shuts down 34 cinemas May 2, 2008

    Mumbai: As many as 34 cinema halls in Mumbai have been temporarily shut down for not screening Marathi films. But even as Mumbai's cinema and multiplex owners debate the issue, the Marathi film Industry has a reason to celebrate. Despite the government's latest notice to protect it, the Marathi film industry...
  • Halls won't screen Marathi films, cops suspend license April 29, 2008

    Mumbai: Police have suspended licenses of 34 cinema halls for not screening the stipulated number of Marathi films. This, after the state government issued show cause notices to 79 of the 138 movie theatres in Maharashtra. Cinema theatres in the state are bound to screen Marathi movies for minimum of...
  • Mumbai cops to issue fresh show cause notice to Raj March 4, 2008

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police is likely to issue a fresh show cause notice to MNS chief Raj Thackarey on Tuesday morning seeking an explanation as to why the gag order issued against him should not be extended. Raj Thackarey was first served a gag order on the 11th February...
  • Sex for favour: Actor gets bail, producer assaulted December 26, 2007

    Pune: Noted Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar secured bail on Wednesday hours after an aspiring actress accused him and film producer Ravi Naidu of attempted rape in a complaint filed with the Pune Police. Bhatkar's co-accused Naidu was manhandled by activists of the Republican Party of India (RPI) when he reached the...
  • Bollywood villain's daughter makes directorial debut July 26, 2007

    Mumbai: Bollywood villain, Sadashiv Amrapurkar's daughter Reema Amrapurkar is all set with her Marathi directorial debut titled Arara Ara Aaba Atta Tari Thamba. Literally translated, this means, 'Oh brother hold on for a bit!' In the film Sadashiv Amrapurkar's character has shades of Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister -- R R Patil....
  • Shiv Sena has recipe to revive Marathi film industry July 14, 2007

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena is writing a new script for the multiplex owners of Mumbai, and if they have their way, cinema halls across the city may soon be forced to show Marathi movies across the city. The Sena has said screening Marathi films is mandatory in all multiplexes and...