Marathi

  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life 17-04-2014 07:46 AM

    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...
  • Marathi audience accepts films with unique concepts: Riteish Deshmukh 02-04-2014 06:13 PM

    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 02-04-2014 01:39 PM

    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...
  • Salman Khan wants to make Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi production 'Yellow' in Hindi 31-03-2014 11:33 AM

    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'....
  • Snapshot: Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza at the screening of Marathi film 'Yellow' 30-03-2014 06:25 PM

    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 01-03-2014 01:08 PM

    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...
  • 'Fandry' review: It is an angry and perceptive film 23-02-2014 03:30 PM

    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 23-02-2014 11:16 AM

    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'...
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde calls Arvind Kejriwal a mad Chief Minister 22-01-2014 04:30 PM

    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...
  • Mumbai: Firebrand activist, writer Namdeo Dhasal dies at 64 15-01-2014 09:48 AM

    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...
  • Shiv Sena slams Devyani's father for criticising Marathi media 13-01-2014 09:14 AM

    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...
  • Marathi film 'Timepass' takes the box-office by storm 09-01-2014 03:44 PM

    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...
  • Actor Vinay Apte passes away following multiple organ failure 08-12-2013 10:01 AM

    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 02-09-2013 03:10 PM

    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 18-08-2013 02:05 PM

    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...
  • Show Marathi news channels in Mumbai's 5-star hotels, demands NCP 13-08-2013 04:04 PM

    The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded that five-star 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,...
  • English translation of 'Cobalt Blue' comes as a huge treat for book lovers 02-08-2013 10:36 AM

    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...
  • Modi's Twitter accounts now available in many regional languages including Urdu 01-08-2013 11:15 PM

    Ahmedabad: Aiming for a nationwide connect, BJP's election campaign committee chairman Narendra Modi now has Twitter accounts in almost all major regional languages including Urdu. Modi now has accounts in languages like Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil and Bangla apart from English. His nine tweets in Urdu have...
  • Karnataka polls: Marathi vs Kannada: The political and social theme in Belgaum 27-04-2013 10:45 PM

    There are just 8 days to go for the Assembly elections as CNN-IBN's Karnataka Yatra reaches battlefield. ...
  • Riteish to produce and host Marathi 'Bigg Boss'? 25-04-2013 12:53 PM

    Mumbai: After his successful maiden production venture in Marathi film 'Balak Palak' (BP), buzz is that actor Riteish Deshmukh is going to produce and host Marathi version of popular reality show 'Bigg Boss'. "It is too premature to talk about Marathi 'Bigg Boss'. We will talk about it when anything...
  • Writer Laxman Mane facing rape charges surrenders 09-04-2013 10:29 AM

    Noted Marathi writer and Padma Shri awardee Laxman Mane, who had been absconding, has surrendered after being accused of sexually exploiting 6 women. 63-year-old Mane allegedly raped and molested the women employees at a charity home where he was the working president. ...
  • 99 years later, Raja Harishchandra (1913) goes 3D

    Pixelated |  Soumyadip Choudhury
    In India, cinema isn't just a passion. It is frenzical. We have perhaps inherited this acute addiction from the man who started it all, 99...

  • Marathi actress arrested for running sex racket 30-11-2011 12:47 PM

    Pune: The social security cell (SSC) of Pune police have arrested 52-year-Marathi actress of yesteryears for her involvement in a prostitution racket run at a row house in Orchid Palace society on NIBM road, Kondhwa. The actress was identified as Padmaja Vishwanath Bapat has been booked under several sections of...