MARATHI FILM

  • Artistes analyse Marathi film 'Saamna' as it completes 40 years 5 days ago

    Pune: A landmark Marathi movie, which broached the topic of political corruption with a penetrating insight by playwright Vijay Tendulkar and made an acclaimed entry at Berlin film festival, is being analysed again by artistes and critics on completion of its 40 years. The black and white movie 'Saamna' (1974), the...
  • No problem with people eating fishes, goats but won't allow cow slaughter: Nitin Gadkari April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as there is a massive public outrage over the beef ban in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said ban on cow slaughter is necessary to save the ecology. He also lent support to the Maharashtra government's diktat to show Marathi films during primetime slots. He said, "Today...
  • Regional cinema needs to be encouraged; Indian cinema is not just Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Endorsing the Maharashtra government's diktat to multiplexes to screen Marathi films on any one screen between 12 PM and 9 PM, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said it is a "wonderful" move which would encourage regional films. The government had earlier issued a directive making it mandatory for multiplexes...
  • Marathi film row: AAP backs Shobhaa De, says she can speak her mind April 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Amid a row over Maharashtra government's move to reserve prime time slots in multiplexes for screening of Marathi movies, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday came out in support of noted columnist Shobhaa De who has raised hackles of Shiv Sena by criticising the proposal. "Marathi culture needs encouragement....
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre freezes Greenpeace India's all 7 bank accounts April 9, 2015

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. ...
  • Maharashtra relaxes norm, now multiplexes can show Marathi films from 12 noon to 9 pm April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Two days after making the screening of Marathi films during the prime time slot of 6pm to 9pm in multiplexes mandatory, the Maharashtra government on Thursday relaxed the norm for showing the films. According to the new norm, Marathi films can be shown from 12 noon to 9 pm in...
  • Had Bal Thackeray not tried to preserve Marathi culture, Shobhaa De's forefathers would 'have been born in Pakistan': Shiv Sena April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: In a vitriolic attack against Shobha De for opposing mandatory screening of Marathi films, Shiv Sena on Thursday said had Bal Thackeray not done "dadagiri" to preserve Marathi culture, her forefathers would "have been born in Pakistan" and she would have "attended Page-3 parties in a burqa". De, reacting to...
  • Shiv Sena targets Shobhaa De, says she has insulted Maharashtrian food culture April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' on Thursday hit out at the writer Shobhaa De saying she has insulted Maharashtrian food culture by mocking Vadapav and Misal. The write-up comes a day after a Sena MLA moved a privilege motion against her in the Assembly. In her tweet about the government's order...
  • Marathi film row: This move is not dictatorial, I want to protect minorities, says Culture Minister April 8, 2015

    The Maharashtra government defended its latest diktat on screening marathi films on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6 PM to 9 PM. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde on Wednesday said that marathi cinema is a marathi culture. ...
  • e Lounge: Maharashtra makes screening of Marathi films at multiplexes mandatory April 8, 2015

    The Maharashtra government has made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm. Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde made the announcement in the Assembly on Tuesday. He said the state government is working on a policy in coordination with the revenue and...
  • Believe in promoting regional cinema but not sure if putting restrictions on multiplexes will help: Karan Johar April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Director-producer Karan Johar today said that though he believes in promoting regional cinema, putting restrictions on multiplexes may not be the best way. Maharashtra government is planning to make screening of Marathi movies in the state's multiplexes mandatory during prime time slots. "I do believe in promoting regional cinema be...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories April 7, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Riteish Deshmukh welcomes Maharashtra government's decision on screening of marathi films April 7, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh said, "I welcome this decision as it gives the marathi movie industry a chance to survive." The Maharashtra government on Tuesday made it mandatory the screening of marathi films on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm. ...
  • Marathi film row: Single screen owners will be affected, says Fun Cinemas April 7, 2015

    Reacting on the Maharashtra government's decision over marathi film's screening on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm, Fun Cinemas' Anand Vishal said that this will affect single screen owners. ...
  • Maharashtra government makes marathi films mandatory in prime time slots April 7, 2015

    The slew of diktats from the Maharashtra government continues as after banning beef the state government has now made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen marathi films during prime time slots of 6 pm to 9 pm. Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde made the announcement in the state Assembly on...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 7, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Maharashtra government makes mandatory screening of marathi films in multiplexes April 7, 2015

    Screening of Marathi films during the prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm in multiplexes has been made mandatory by Maharashtra government. ...
  • Mandatory marathi films & beef ban: Can government decide our tastes? April 7, 2015

    After banning beef in Maharashtra, the state government has now made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether government can decided our tastes. ...
  • Maharashtra makes screening of Marathi films between 6PM to 9PM at multiplexes mandatory April 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Screening of Marathi films during the prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm in multiplexes has been made mandatory by Maharashtra government. "We are in the process of enacting a law to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during prime time," Culture Minister Vinod Tawde said...
  • e Lounge: Chaitanya Tamhane's debut Marathi film ‘Court’ is an outstanding film February 10, 2015

    Meenkashi Shedde in her new section 'India Indie Club' talks about outstanding films by standards of world cinema. Chaitanya Tamhane's debut Marathi film 'Court' is one such film. We also take a look at Sonam Kapoor's journey to stardom along with a look at the much controversial AIB Knockout. ...
  • National Awardwinning filmmaker Rajendra Talak wants people to discuss corruption openly, on public platforms September 9, 2014

    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 topiwearing '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 allwhite 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 boxoffice 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 lighthearted 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 coproduced 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 actorproducer 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 34yearold made his Bollywood debut with 'Tujhe Meri Kasam', which also helped him find his soulmate in his costar Genelia D'Souza, with whom...