‘Trijya’ (Radius) debut feature of the talented Akshay Indikar has been selected for the prestigious ‘Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’ (PÖFF). The 23rd edition of the festival will be held from November 15th to December 1st. Produced by Chitrakathi Nirmitee and Bombay Berlin Film Productions, ‘Trijya’ will be the first Marathi-language film to be a part of PÖFF. This will be the second feature of Bombay Berlin to screen at PÖFF, a notable A-list festival, positioned with the likes of Berlinale, Cannes and Venice Film Festival. The festival screens over 250 films from across the world, with more than 80000 cinephiles religiously attending this film festival.Continue reading “Akshay Indikar’s directorial debut feature, ‘Trijya’, will be screened at the 23rd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019 (PÖFF)”
The Marathi movie Naal movie released a few days ago (16th November) and we managed to catch up with the Music Director of the film Advait Nemlekar . Sharing his experience on the film, he said, “Naal released yesterday, and the feedback is very good, people are giving amazing reviews. I am very humbled. The film is a beautiful piece of work, mostly because of an emotional story and performances, and I am lucky to be a part of this movie. Its an honor to have worked for the Marathi film industry, because this film has marked my debut as a Music Director in this space. I feel humbled and privileged that I got an opportunity of working with such a talented team, because they are probably the most humble and down to earth people I have worked with and it felt like working with a family.“Continue reading ““I am humbled by the feedback the music is receiving for Naal”: Advait Nemlekar”
‘Golden Period of Marathi Cinema’, ‘Marathi New Wave’ are some of the fancy labels that are attached to contemporary Marathi films by bloggers (including, yours truly) and other movie enthusiasts. But the reality couldn’t be farther from it. Yes, there have been few gems that have released every year, but that’s about it. The average quality of Marathi films that release in a year are as low as any other regional industry in the country. Alarmingly, nearly all of the Marathi movies that released in 2016 were declared as commercial duds.
Ringan (The Quest) is an award-winning Marathi film. The film is directed and written by debutant Makarand Mane and revolves around a father-son duo of a low-income family from Maharashtra. The film is set on the backdrop of farmers’ suicides in India and also deals with spirituality.The film was adjudged as the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi for the year 2015 at the 63rd National Film Awards. After a long wait finally the film is finding a theatrical release on 30th June. The film features Shashank Shende and Sahil Joshi in the lead roles of the father Arjun and the son Abhimanyu respectivelyContinue reading “Ringan: Trailer”
Paresh Mokashi is a name that Marathi audience is familiar with thanks to his films Harishchandrachi Factory and Elizabeth Ekadashi. He is now back with his latest film, Chi Va Chi Sau Ka. Appearing to be quite in contrast with his work in the past, the film is produced by Nikhil Sane and is written by Paresh Mokashi and Madhugandha Kulkarni. The music is by Narendra Bhide while Sudhir Palsane is the DOP and Abhijeet Deshpande is the editor. While Lalit Prabhakar and Mrinmayee Godbole play the leads, the rest of the cast includes Supriya Pathak, Jyoti Subhash, Sharmishtha Raut, Pournima & Bharat Ganeshpure among others.Continue reading “Chi Va Chi Sau Ka: Trailer”
We all must be aware that in terms of filmmaking, ‘Path-Breaking’ is an adjective used for films which in a way opens up a different genre/style/theme or redefines a previously known genre/style/theme. In case of Marathi cinema, ‘Path-Breaking’ could be a title used to honor films that broke the mould of conventional ‘Marathi’ genres/styles/themes & while doing so also succeeded in overall aspects, expected from a good film. Comedy & family drama have always been the most conventional genre in Marathi, not to forget ‘melodrama’! There are people who have recently recognized Marathi cinema & have also coined the term ‘The Marathi New Wave’ which includes any random popular Marathi film (like Natsamrat or Katyar..) of recent times. Is the ‘Wave’ really there? Even if it’s there, is it even averagely substantial? Well, let’s examine it!
Note: ‘This Decade (So Far)’ stands for 2010-2016.Continue reading “10 Path-Breaking Marathi Films of this Decade (So Far)!”
While ADHM and Shivaay are busy fighting their multi-crore battles at the box office, here comes a Marathi movie produced by a well known Hindi actress- Priyanka Chopra- with a well known Hindi movie director [and actor] Ashutosh Gowariker as the lead actor! True to its name- Ventilator- the movie infuses much need support and fresh oxygen to the listless rom-coms and action movies that have prevailed as blockbusters in recent times.Continue reading “Ventilator Marathi Movie: A Quick Review”
The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, in its 18th edition celebrates Marathi cinema with the launch of its new segment, Marathi Talkies. The programme will showcase Marathi films through the day at PVR, Lower Parel on October 25, 2016. The film line up has been curated by renowned Marathi film critic, Amol Parchure. The festival will launch Marathi Talkies with a bang as it gears up for the World Premiere of Ventilator, the first film produced by National Award winning actor Priyanka Chopra.Continue reading “Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star Launches Marathi Talkies with the Premiere of ‘Ventilator’ Produced by Priyanka Chopra”
Actor-writer Girish Kulkarni turns director with the Marathi film Jaundya Na Balasaheb that’s due for release this Friday (7th October). Produced by Ajay-Atul, Poonam Shende, Vinay Ganu, Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni and Girish Kulkarni, the film has music by Ajay-Atul. Featuring Girish Kulkarni, Sai Tamhankar, Vibhavari Deshpande, Reema Lagoo, Mohan Joshi, Bhau Kadam etc, the cinematography is by H.M.Ramachandra while Abhijeet Deshpande is the editor. Continue reading “Jaundya Na Balasaheb: Trailer”