Marathi

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Declare disputed Karnataka area centrally administered: Shiv Sena July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The police action against Marathispeaking people at Yellur in Karnataka has prompted protests by political parties in Maharashtra, with the Shiv Sena calling it as an act of "terror" and seeking Centre's intervention in the "disputed" region. "It is the reign of goondas. Even we can do this goondagiri but...
  • National Awardwinning 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 treasuretrove. The National Awardwinning 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 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...
  • 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, coproducer 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: Actorproducer 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...
  • Decision on 20 per cent Maratha reservation after June 20: Narayan Rane June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Having faced a deafening defeat in the Lok Sabha elections and with the Assembly elections just round the corner, Maharashtra government is taking steps to secure the Marathi vote bank. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane on Friday said that the State was committed to having 20 per cent reservation in...
  • Shreyas Talpade's Marathi film based on story of 3 coolies who find their pictures on a vasectomy ad June 7, 2014

    Panaji: Actorproducer Shreyas Talpade has said his upcoming Marathi movie 'Poshter Boyj' is inspired by a reallife 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...
  • 'Yellow' producer Riteish Deshmukh dedicates first National Award to his father Vilasrao Deshmukh May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Actorproducer Riteish Deshmukh is elated about receiving his first National Award for his second production venture 'Yellow' and he has dedicated it to his late father Vilasrao Deshmukh.Riteish's second Marathi venture 'Yellow' won the Special Jury and Special Mention awards at the 61st National Film Awards. He received...
  • 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...
  • Marathi votebank not any party's monopoly: MNS April 2, 2014

    Targeting the Shiv Sena, MNS candidate from Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency Bala Nandgaonkar has said that Marathi vote bank was not a monopoly of any party. The MNS MLA, during an interaction with journalists in Mumbai, also expressed confidence that his party would do well on at least five out...
  • Salman Khan wants to make Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi production 'Yellow' in Hindi March 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan, who watched actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi production 'Yellow' recently, is so touched with the film that he is now keen to remake it in Hindi. "We are speaking to Riteish (Deshmukh) to make this film in Hindi," Salman told reporters here at the screeing of 'Yellow'. Salman also...
  • Snapshot: Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza at the screening of Marathi film 'Yellow' March 30, 2014

    Salman Khan made an appearance at Riteish Deshmukh's second Marathi production, 'Yellow'. Directed by Mahesh Limaye, the film stars Uupendra Limaye, Aishwaraya Narkar, Usha Nadkarni and Mrunal Kulkarni, among others. ...
  • 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)...
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde calls Arvind Kejriwal a mad Chief Minister January 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde who is engaged in a slanging match with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has attacked him without naming him. Addressing a meeting at Hingoli in Maharshtra, Shinde said, "When I was in Kherwadi (as a policeman) my leave was cancelled right after my wedding...
  • Mumbai: Firebrand activist, writer Namdeo Dhasal dies at 64 January 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Renowned Marathi poet and firebrand activist Namdeo Dhasal passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 64. Dhasal, who was battling with colorectal cancer, died at the Bombay Hospital. His last rites would be performed on Thursday. Dhasal was one of the founders of the militant Dalit Panther...
  • Shiv Sena slams Devyani's father for criticising Marathi media January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has criticised the father of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, Uttam Khobragade, in its mouthpiece Saamna, for criticising the Marathi media. The Saamna editorial has slammed Khobragade for his outburst against the Marathi media branding it casteist. It has also questioned how the Khobragades managed to get a...
  • 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...
  • Actor Vinay Apte passes away following multiple organ failure December 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular Marathi actor Vinay Apte, known for his roles in movies like 'Jogwa', 'Satyagraha' and 'Aarakshan', died at a city hospital today at the age of 62. "Mr Vinay Apte was admitted to the hospital yesterday at 8.24 pm. He died today at 5.45 pm. The cause of his...
  • 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 coproduced by Riteish's banner Mumbai...
  • Show Marathi news channels in Mumbai's 5star hotels, demands NCP August 13, 2013

    The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded that fivestar hotels in Mumbai should compulsorily show Marathi news channels. State NCP working president Jitendra Awhad has written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar about the "secondary treatment" by these hotels to Marathi. "Be it Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad...
  • English translation of 'Cobalt Blue' comes as a huge treat for book lovers August 2, 2013

    Mumbai: There's a new colour on the literati bookshelves this season, and it's 'Cobalt Blue'. The book by Sachin Kundalkar was originally published in 2006 in Marathi, but it's Jerry Pinto's translation into English that has brought this sensitive book about a mysterious paying guest who sparks off both a...