Marathi

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

    Mumbai: The police action against Marathi-speaking 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 Award-winning 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 treasure-trove. The National Award-winning 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 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...
  • 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, co-producer 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: Actor-producer 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: Actor-producer Shreyas Talpade has said his upcoming Marathi movie 'Poshter Boyj' is inspired by a real-life 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: Actor-producer 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 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...
  • 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 co-produced by Riteish's banner Mumbai...
  • Show Marathi news channels in Mumbai's 5-star hotels, demands NCP August 13, 2013

    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, 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...
  • Modi's Twitter accounts now available in many regional languages including Urdu August 1, 2013

    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 April 27, 2013

    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'? April 25, 2013

    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 concrete...
  • Writer Laxman Mane facing rape charges surrenders April 9, 2013

    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. ...