MARATHI CINEMA

  • Salman Khan: I love Marathi cinema; would love to do a lead role in a Marathi film September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who played a small part in Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi film "Lai Bhaari", says he would like to do a lead role in a film of the genre. He launched the music of Marathi film "Sanngto Aika...!" Monday and shared his desire to feature in such movies. When...
  • Marathi film 'Manoos' turns 75, revives the golden era of director V Shantaram September 10, 2014

    Pune: Exactly 75 years ago on this day, Indian cinema had its watershed moment with release of Marathi movie 'Manoos' (man), that perhaps for the first time made a bold attempt to explore realities of the life of a sex worker. It was legendary producerdirector V Shantaram, who conceived the...
  • Marathi films will enter the 100 crore club in the next three years, says 'Duniyadari' director Sanjay Jadhav September 8, 2014

    Panaji: Noted Marathi filmmaker Sanjay Jadhav said Marathi films will enter the elite '100 crore club' in next two to three years. "Riding high on increasing popularity, it will not take much time to hit Rs 100crore benchmark for Marathi film industry. It will happen within two to three years. Entire...
  • 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...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: Homosexuality in films February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: When sexual revolution swept through the West in the 1960s after the advent of the birth control pill, some of the effects of the change found slanted reflections in popular culture. But for the ripples to hit the Indian shores, where cinema was still bound by Victorian...
  • Gossip: Shah Rukh in a Marathi film? March 6, 2009

    Juicy Mausi seems to be back in action with the latest from SRK's stable. According to the buzz, Shah Rukh Khan will star in a Marathi film or two in the future. A certain political party wants Marathi cinema to be raised to a much higher level. It is believed...
  • Tingya nominated at the 81st Academy Awards September 22, 2008

    Mumbai: It is the movie Taare Zameen Par that is India's official entry for the foreignfilm category. But critically acclaimed Tingya will still make the trip as an independent entry at the 81st Academy Awards. The makers of the Marathi filmTingya aren't giving up hope Tingya is being entered...
  • Next Big Thing: Meet the new face of Marathi cinema July 11, 2008

    Mumbai: When everyone thought that Marathi films were almost dead, he decided to make his debut with one. And he proved everyone wrong. Because he's one filmmaker who believes in telling unconventional stories without bothering about the budget and he tells them well, we think filmmaker Umesh Kulkarni is the...
  • Payback time: Big B to produce Marathi film June 23, 2008

    Mumbai: After playing the silent and mysterious Subhash Nagre loosely based on Bal Thackrey in Sarkar and Sarkar Raj Amitabh Bachchan will now be producing a Marathi film under the Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) banner. "Every regional cinema has its own importance. We should encourage the Marathi film industry as...
  • Awardwinning Tingya revives Marathi cinema April 9, 2008

    Mumbai: The story of a boy's love for his bull has revived Marathi cinema. Tingya bagged the award for the best feature beating films like Chak De India and Taare Zameen Par recently at Mumbai's MAMI film festival. And this is not the first award in its kitty. Made on...
  • The changing face of the Marathi film industry March 10, 2008

    Mumbai: If you believe in quality films then it might be a good idea to catch a few Marathi films that have released in the last five years and have infused fresh blood in a sagging industry. Several Bollywood stars took time out on Saturday to celebrate the success of...
  • Not just Madhuri, another actress returns with a bang December 2, 2007

    Mumbai: Friday was a big night for Marathi cinema as many leading lights of the Marathi and Hindi film industry came for the premiere of Kadachit. The thriller, directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni stars noted actress Ashwini Bhave, who has also turned producer for this film. For Ashwini, whose Bollywood debut...
  • 2 screen goddesses, one Phalke Award September 2, 2006

    Mumbai: The Dada Saheb Phalke Award has two strong contenders this year. But even before it has been officially announced, there is already a lot of speculation and controversy surrounding it. Dev Anand was the first one to start a controversy when he refused to be part of the jury but...
  • Suchitra's loss may be Sulochana's gain August 30, 2006

    Mumbai: Media reports on Wednesday speculated that the Dadasaheb Phalke award may be conferred upon 78yearold Marathi thespian, Sulochana. This despite the fact that Bengali legend Suchitra Sen was said to be the favourite this year. However, Suchitra's refusal to come to Delhi may have swung the verdict in Sulochana's...