Mahesh Kothare

Mahesh Amber Kothare (Marathi pronunciation: [məɦeːʃ koʈʰaːɾe]; born 28 September 1953) is an Indian film actor, director and producer of Marathi and Hindi films. He started his acting career as child artist.[2] Kothare acted in well-known movies such as Raja Aur Runk, Chhota Bhai, Mere Laal, and Ghar Ghar ki Kahani. The well known Hindi song Tu Kitni Achhi Hain from the film Raja Aur Runk features Kothare as Master Mahesh.[3]

Mahesh Amber Kothare
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Born (1953-09-28) 28 September 1953 (age 68)
OccupationFilm producer, Film director, Actor
Years active1985 – present
Spouse
Nilima Kothare
(m. 1980)
[1]
ChildrenAdinath Kothare
Parent(s)Jenama Kothare, Ambar Kothare
RelativesUrmila Kothare (daughter-in-law)

Considered a revolutionary figure in the Marathi film industry, he began his directorial career with the groundbreaking Dhum Dhadaka (1985) and has since delivered many box office hits over a period of 20 years. Kothare's films are known for their technical nuances and fantasy concepts. He is one of the few Indian film makers who have made successful films in the fantasy genre. Kothare made the first Marathi film in true 3D, Zapatlela 2 (2013) which was the sequel to Zapatlela (1993).

In most of his hit films, he played the fictional character of inspector, Mahesh Jadhav, and his catchphrase, "Damn it!" is popular among Marathi audiences.[2]

CareerEdit

Kothare started his career in Hindi movies with roles in Raja aur Runk and Ghar Ghar ki Kahani. He later switched to Marathi cinema, where he worked with well known stars and directors while continuing to make Hindi films without any noteworthy success. Kothare became a top Marathi director with hits including Dhumdhadaka, Zapatlela, Zapatlela 2, Khatarnak and Khabardar.

In films Gharka bhedi and Lek Chalali Sasarla, he played negative character.[2]

Kothare, along with, Laxmikant Berde, Sachin Pilgaonkar and Ashok Saraf formed a successful quartet, giving hits after hits in the Marathi Cinema Industry in the 1980s and 1990s.

He also owns the Kothare Vision production house.[4]

In the mid-1980s, Kothare and another young actor, Sachin Pilgaonkar, helped to revolutionize the Marathi film industry with their directing. Pilgaonkar directed Navri Mile Navryala, while Kothare directed Dhoom Dhadaka. Both films became box office hits, but Dhoom Dhadaka became a trendsetter which brought young audiences to recognize the Marathi style of movie-making. Kothare then went on to make comedies which also became major hits. He also made Dhadakebaaz, the first Marathi film shot in CinemaScope and brought a number of innovations such as Dolby Digital sound to Marathi cinema with the film Chimni Pakhara. He made Pachhadlela in 2004, which was the first Marathi film with computer-generated effects. Kothare was also the first Marathi filmmaker to produce science-fiction films.[citations needed]

In the film Gupchup Gupchup and Thorali Jau he played supporting, character roles.[2]

In the Marathi movies, he played supporting characters in films such as Devata, Jabardast, Majah Chakula, De Dandan, Khatarnak, Tharthrat, Zapatlela, Zapatlela - 2, Shubha Mangal.[2]

In 2013, Kothare made the film Zapatlela 2 in 3D with his son Adinath Kothare in the lead. The film was the sequel to his 1993 box office hit Zapatlela, which has acquired a cult following amongst Marathi audiences and features a doll named Tatya Vinchu created by Ventriloquist and Puppeteer Ramdas Padhye and voiced by Dilip Prabhavalkar that comes to life. Kothare revived Tatya Vinchu with 3D, animatronics and state of the art CGI in the sequel Zapatlela 2, which was the first Marathi film shot in 3D using split beam technology produced by Spanish stereographer Enrique Criado.[5][6] The film was shot at ND Studios, Karjat and released on 7 June 2013, going on to become a big hit over its 100-day run.

Personal lifeEdit

Kothare's son Adinath played a leading role in Zapatlela 2. Adinath is married to Marathi actress Urmilla Kothare.[7] Kothare is studied B.Sc. and L.L.B., He worked as a criminal lawyer for some period.[2]

FilmographyEdit

As an actor, Kothare appeared primarily as a Police Inspector with his first name Mahesh.

Year Title Role
1964 Chota Jawan
1968 Raja Aur Runk Yuvraj Narendradev / Raja[8]
1970 Safar Feroz Khan's Younger Brother Montu
1971 Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani Ravi[9]
1975 Prit Tuzi Mazi Ravi
1983 Gupchup Gupchup Ashok
1984 Lek Chalali Sasarala Vilas Inamdar[10]
1985 Dhum Dhadaka Mahesh Javalkar[11]
1987 De Danadan Sub-Inspector Mahesh Danke
1989 Thartharat CID Inspector Mahesh Jadhav
1990 Dhadakebaaz Mahesh Nemade[12]
1992 Jeevlagaa
1993 Zapatlela CID Inspector Mahesh Jadhav[12]
1994 Maza Chakula Inspector Mahesh Jadhav
1996 Masoom [13]
1998 Dhangad Dhinga Advocate Mahesh Mithare
2000 Khatarnak CID Inspector Mahesh Choudhary
2004 Pachhadlela Inspector Mahesh Jadhav[12]
2005 Khabardar Mahesh Kothare (Himself)
2006 Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
2007 Zabardast Professor Bramhanand Bharadwaj
2008 Full 3 Dhamal Mahesh Kothare (Himself)
2010 Ved Laavi Jeeva
2010 Ideachi Kalpana Commissioner Mahesh Thakur
2011 Dubhang
2013 Zapatlela 2 Commissioner Mahesh Jadhav[14]
Directorial credits
Year Title Role
1985 Dhum Dhadaka Mahesh Javalkar
1987 De Danadan Sub-Inspector Mahesh Danke
1989 Thartharat CID Inspector Mahesh Jadhav
1990 Dhadakebaaz Mahesh Nemade
1991 Jeevalaga
1993 Zapatlela CID Inspector Mahesh Jadhav
1994 Maza Chakula Inspector Mahesh Jadhav
1996 Masoom
1999 Lo Main Aagaya
1998 Dhangad Dhinga Advocate Mahesh Mithare
2000 Khatarnaak
2001 Chimani Pakhar
2004 Pachadlela Mahesh
2005 Khabardar
2007 Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan
2008 Zabardast
2010 Ved Laavi Jeeva
2011 Dubhang
2013 Zapatlela 2 Commissioner Mahesh Jadhav

Awards and recognitionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c d e f "Mahesh Kothare : inspector Mahesh Jadhav is still in Marathi folk's hart". Pudhari.
  3. ^ "Mahesh Kothare: Interesting facts about the actor". The Times of India. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Kothare Vision". Archived from the original on 27 February 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ "The Third Dimension of Marathi Cinema". Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Terror in a new form". Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Adinath-kothare-and-abhinay-berde-childhood-picture-mahesh-kothare/".
  8. ^ "Raja Aur Runk (1968) Cast - Actor, Actress, Director, Producer, Music Director". Cinestaan. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1970) Cast - Actor, Actress, Director, Producer, Music Director". Cinestaan. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  10. ^ "Alka Kubal Recalls Fond Memories With Shashikala In Lek Chalali Sasarla; Has THIS To Say". Filmibeat. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  11. ^ "'Dhum Dhadaka' - Ashok Saraf's films that you must watch". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  12. ^ a b c "Happy-birthday-mahesh-kothare-zapatlela-to-pachhadlela-five-must-watch-comedy-movies-of-actor-director".
  13. ^ "I regret not listening to Aamir Khan - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  14. ^ "M-Town is ready to scare with 'Zapatlela 2' - Times Of India". 6 December 2013. Archived from the original on 6 December 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2022.

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