Kshitij Patwardhan

Kshitij Patwardhan (born 11 January 1985) is an Indian screenwriter, theatre director, playwright, and lyricist.[2][3][4] He received Filmfare award for best screenplay in 2018, Filmfare award for best lyrics in 2020, along with the prestigious Tarun tejankit award 2019. He is also the recipient of multiple Maharashtra state awards, zee gaurav, MIFTA and Star pravah Ratna for his outstanding contribution to Marathi cinema.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Kshitij Patwardhan
PLANET MARATHI presents Filmfare Awards Marathi 2020
PLANET MARATHI presents Filmfare Awards Marathi 2020
Born (1985-01-11) 11 January 1985 (age 36)
OccupationScreenwriter, playwright, lyricist
LanguageMarathi
NationalityIndian
EducationBharat Marathi Vidyalaya
Abhinav Marathi Vidyalaya
Notable worksDouble Seat
Faster Fene
Don Special
Website
www.kshitijpatwardhan.in[1]

Early lifeEdit

Kshitij Patwardhan was born in Pune to a Maharashtrian family and completed his education at Bharat Marathi Vidyalaya and Abhinav Marathi Vidyalaya. He started writing during his school days and won many prizes in inter-school competitions.

After pursuing a Bachelor of Computer Science and Master's degree in communication and journalism, he developed an avid interest in writing. While working with Setu Advertising in Pune, he earned a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)–Laadli National Award for Creative Excellence for Social Change for copy writing a print advertisement about stopping sex selection[11][12][13]He won this award again for a Hindi song that he wrote.[14][15][16][17]

TheatreEdit

Kshitij Patwardhan's first Marathi commercial play, Nava Gadi Nava Rajya, became a hit among youth audience. It ran for 475 shows and earned more than 25 awards.[18][19][20][21][22][23]

In 2015, he adapted a short story by Hanumant Moreshwar Marathe into the play Don Special; the play became a modern classic of Marathi theatre.It had a successful run of 225 shows and was awarded more than 30 awards.[24][25][26]

FilmsEdit

Kshitij Patwardhan's first film was the 2010 Aaghat which he wrote with Sameer Vidwans.[citation needed] He then wrote the dialogue of the youth-centric film Satrangi Re with Hemant Dhome.[27]

He penned romantic comedies like Time Please, Lagna Pahave Karun and Timepass 2. He wrote the screenplay for Classmates released in 2015. The same year, the film Double Seat which he conceptualized and wrote was released. It went on to become one of the most successful Marathi films of 2015.[28]

In 2016 he wrote the coming of an age Marathi film called YZ, which was praised by critics.[29][30]In 2017 he, along with director Aditya Sarpotdar, created the first Marathi teenage detective film called Faster Fene.[31]In July 2018 it was announced that his latest project, Riteish Deshmukh's action drama Mauli, was to be released in December.

SongsEdit

Kshitij Patwardhan has written more than 80 songs for approximately 30 Marathi films including chart buster numbers like "Dhaga Dhaga" from Daagdi Chaawl,[32]"Awaz vadav DJ" from Poshter Girl,[33]"Mohini" from Double Seat,[34]"Mana shevantiche Phoo" from Baapjanma, "Chalu Chal" and "Rubab Pahije" from Half Ticket.[35]

AdvertisingEdit

He has written multiple campaigns for popular Marathi brands.His work includes the campaigns for Pro Kabaddi League 2015 and 2017.[36]

PublishingEdit

In 2017 he produced and published an illustrated novel in Marathi called Darya. It was written by his brother Vikram Patwardhan.[37][38][39]

FilmographyEdit

As screenwriterEdit

Year Name Ref.
2020 Dhurala [40][41]
2018 Mauli [42][43]
2017 Faster Fene [44][45]
2016 YZ [46][47]
2015 Classmates [48][49]
2015 Double Seat [50][51]
2015 Timepass 2 [52][53]
2013 Lagn Pahave Karun [54][55]
2013 Time Please [56][57]
2012 Satrangi Re [58][59]
2010 Aaghat [60][61]

As LyricistEdit

Year Film Song Ref.
TBA Haseen Dillruba TBA
TBA Rocket Gang TBA
TBA Dagdi Chaal 2 TBA
TBA Jhimma TBA
2020 Kesari (2020 film) Rujala [62]
2020 Dhurala Rada Dhurala ,

Jalmachi Vaari , Baari Baari

[63][64][65]
2020 Mann Fakiraa Ghari Gondhal [66][67]
2019 Khari Biscuit Khari , Tula Japnar Ahe [68]

[69][70]

2019 Girlfriend Love Story , Kode Sope Thode , Querida Querido [71][72][73]
2019 Ye Re Ye Re Paisa 2 Paisa Paisa , Un dos Tres [74][75]
2018 Ani Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar Katarweli
2018 Youngraad Vay Youngraad zhalay , Saye [76]
2018 Barayan Charger Laav [77]
2017 Deva (2017 Film) Roj Roj Navyane ,

Lamana , Deva Anthem

[78]
2017 Baapjanma Man Shevantiche Phool , Gandha Ajunahi [79]
2017 Fugay Party De [80]
2017 Baghtos Kay Mujra Kar Ti Talwar ,

Tu Disate , Majhya Raja Ra

[81]
2016 Poshter Girl Awaaj Vadhav DJ ,

Simple Dimple

[82]
2016 Half Ticket Chal Chal Chal Chal , Rubab Pahije , Bharle Re , Labbad Gabbad [83]
2016 YZ

Aare Krishna Aare Kanha , O Kaka , Priyakara , Michi Maja Vyalo

2015 Daagdi Chaawl Dhaga Dhaga [84]
2015 Classmates Saang Na ,

Aala Re Raja , Swapna Chalun Aale

2015 Double Seat Mohini
2015 Timepass 2 Dagadu Savdhan
2014 Bhatukali Tara Tara
2013 Time Please Nava Gadi Ana Rajya Nava , Aas Tu , Kadhi Na Kadhi , Butterfly Man

AwardsEdit

Year Awards Categories Ref.
2011 MIFTA Best PlayWright [85]
2015 Zee Award Best Theatre Director [86]
2018 Filmfare Best Screenplay [87][88]
2019 Sakal Premier Best Lyricist [89][90]
2021 Filmfare Best lyricist [91][92]

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