Marathi Cinema, also known as Marathi Chitrapat, is the segment of Indian cinema, dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Marathi language widely spoken in the state of Maharashtra. It is based in Mumbai. It is the oldest film industry of India and one of the leaders in filmmaking in the Indian film industry.[4] The first Marathi talkie film was Ayodhyecha Raja,[5] released in 1932, one year after Alam Ara, the first Hindi talkie, was released, before releasing Aayodhyecha Raja. All Marathi films until then were silent films with intertitles.

Marathi Cinema
No. of screensApprox 610 in Maharashtra state of India.[1]
Main distributorsAatpat Production
Rasika Productions
Dreaming 24/7 Productions
Almonds Creations
Everest Entertainment
Pickle Entertainment and Media
AP Communications
Swarali Films Creation
Six Sense Film Production
Mulakshar Productions
Planet Marathi
Produced feature films (2022)[2]
Total120 (Theatrical)
Gross box office (2023)[3]
National filmsIndia: 201 crore (US$24 million)

Although the industry is much smaller than Bollywood (which is also based in Mumbai), Marathi cinema is tax free at the privilege of the state of Maharashtra, and is experiencing growth in recent years. Raja Harishchandra, directed by Dadasaheb Phalke and released in 1913, was the first Marathi-language film ever made, and was also India's first full-length feature film. Although the claim is disputed, few claim[by whom?] that Dadasaheb Torne's Shree Pundalik (1912) was the first film made in Maharashtra.[6][7][8]

Kolhapur was a centre for film production during 20th century, though currently, a majority of films are made in Mumbai.[4] During Marathi cinema's infancy between the 1910s and 1930s, which only had silent films, the majority of films were made on Hindu mythological subjects. Later during the 1970s, films were made on rural stories. Between the 1980s and 1990s, comedy and thriller films started to flourish. Since the turn of the millennium, there have been films based on social subjects and biographical dramas. Pinjara (1972), directed by V Shantaram, was first coloured film in Marathi cinema.[9]



Silent era

Advertisement in the Times of India of 25 May 1912 announcing the screening of the first feature film of India, Pundalik, by Dadasaheb Torne
Raja Harishchandra (1913)

Marathi cinema is the oldest film industry of India.[4] Dadasaheb Phalke widely considered as pioneer and founder of Marathi cinema and Cinema of India.[10] He brought the revolution of motion pictures to India with his first indigenously made film Raja Harishchandra, released in year 1913. Although the film had Marathi and English Intertitles, it is considered as a Marathi film, by IFFI and NIFD, [clarification needed] citing while filming director Phalke had employed full Marathi crew including actors.[11] Some claim that the first ever Marathi movie was Shree Pundalik of Dadasaheb Torne, it was released on 18 May 1912 at Coronation Cinematograph, Bombay.[7] But this claim is disputed, it is not considered as first Marathi or Indian movie, because it was not a movie in true sense, it was a recording of a then popular theatre play, the cameraman who filmed that movie, Jonson was a British national, it was processed in London and negative also remained in United Kingdom.[8]

Kolhapur was a centre of film production in the twentieth century. In 1919 Baburao Mistry popularly known as Baburao Painter, founded the Maharashtra Film Company with the blessings of the Maharaja of Kolhapur and released the first significant historical film, Sairandhari (1920) starring Balasheb Pawar, Kamala Devi and Zunzarrao Pawar. Because of his special interest in sets, costumes design and painting, he chose episodes from Maratha history for interpreting in the new medium and specialized in the historical genre.[12] Baburao Painter made many silent movies till 1930. However, after a few more silent films, the Maharashtra Film Company pulled down its shutters with the advent of sound. Baburao was not particularly keen on the talkies for he believed that they would destroy the visual culture so painfully evolved over the years.[13]

Sound era


Ayodhyecha Raja (1932) was the first talkie of Maharashtra, prior to it all the movies was Silent films with Marathi, English Intertitles. It was released one year after the first sound film of the nation, Alam Ara (1931) and five years after first Hollywood sound film The Jazz Singer (1927), which is first sound film made in the world.[14][15]

As cinema grew in Union of India, major production houses rose and one of them was again a company owned wholly by Maharashtrians, the Prabhat Film Company. Prabhat's Sant Tukaram (1936) was the first Indian work to win the Best Film Award at the Venice Film Festival in 1937.[16][dubiousdiscuss]In 1954 at the very first edition of the National Awards, Shyamchi Aai, won the first President's gold medal for Cinema. It was directed by Acharya P K Atre, and it was an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Sane Guruji.[17]Marathi cinema was in its full bloom by this time with the advent of greats like V. Shantaram, Master Vinayak, Bhalji Pendharkar, Acharya Atre, followed by Raja Paranjpe, Jyotiram, sonal and mumtaz, Dinkar D Patil, G. D. Madgulkar, Sudhir Phadke, Raja Thakur .

1960s and '70s

Nilu Phule, a legendary actor of 1970s–1980s, achieved fame for playing villain roles with natural acting

The 1960s saw the emergence of directors such as V Shantaram and Anant Mane who made Marathi films based on the folk art form Tamasha. Shantaram's Pinjara (1972) was a hit, it is the first movie of Marathi cinema that was made in colour.[18][9] Then came directors like Datta Dharmadhikari and Raj Dutt who made traditional family dramas. The early 70s saw the advent of Dada Kondke who captured the audiences with his sense of humour that included sexual innuendo. He went on to create satirical, pun-ridden films often including social and political commentary, many of which became cult classics. By this time Marathi cinema was caught in either the Tamasha genre or tragedies revolving around traditional family dramas on one side and the comedies of Dada Kondke.[19]


In 1980s directors Mahesh Kothare (left) and Sachin Pilgaonkar (right) emerged as successful directors by directing mainly comedy-thriller and comedy genre films respectively.

The 1980s saw two comedy heroes raised to stardom, Ashok Saraf and Laxmikant Berde became popular superstars. In mid '80s Mahesh Kothare and Sachin Pilgaonkar made many box-office hit films. Kothare used to make action-comedy-thrillers genre movies, while Sachin Pilgaonkar used to make maily comedy movies. Pilgaonkar made hit classics such as buddy film Gammat Jammat (1987), Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988), supernatural revange drama film Bhutacha Bhau (1989), feel good movie Aayatya Gharat Gharoba (1991), Aamchya Sarkhe Aamhich (1990),[20][21] and around the same time Kothare made hit filmz Dhoom Dhadaka, Dhadakebaaz (1990), De Danadan (1987), horror-thriller Zapatlela (1993) which was an unofficial remake of Hollywood cult classic Slasher film Child's Play (1988).[22] He introduced technological advancements, such as he was the first director who filmed his movie in CinemaScope, used Chroma key technique and did Wire-flying in Dhadakebaaz (1990), used Puppetry in Zapatlela (1993), he filmed Zapatlela's sequal in 3D format, probably this film was first ever sequal film made in Marathi cinema, he ventured in film genre such horror comedy, thriller, fantacy.[23] Both Kothare and Sachin acted and directed their respective films, latter even sang many song for his movies. Few other director also made entertaining movies during this time: fantacy and political satire genre's Ek Gadi Baki Anadi, Bin Kamacha Navra (1984) respectively.[24]



While the theatre of Maharashtra earned recognition at the national level, the cinema failed to make a mark. A major reason was the proximity to the production centre of Hindi cinema (Bollywood), which encroached on the identity of Marathi cinema. Other reasons include the shortage of cinema halls for distribution due to poor marketing, lack of money magnets, a vibrant theatre scene and the emergence of private television. It also lacked the powerful lobby at the national level unlike South Indian cinema because the state encouraged Hindi cinema for profit mainly; the regional film industrial advantage being soaked up by Bollywood.[17]

Revival after mid 2000s


In past few years, the Marathi cinema industry has produced many films that are not only critically acclaimed but commercially successful as well.

Acclaimed director Dr Jabbar Patel explains the reasons behind the change, "The kind of Marathi cinema that is being made today is very fresh and different. This is thanks to directors and writers getting exposed to world cinema via television, film festivals etc. They are coming up with new storylines and innovative concepts."

With outstanding contribution and efforts from different producers and directors of the Mumbai film industry, Marathi cinema relatively outshined other Indian film industries such as Bollywood in the first quarter of 2010 in box office collections and critical appreciation.[25]

Actor-director Mahesh Kothare brought a number of innovations in the technical quality of Marathi films and was the first to bring Dolby Digital sound to Marathi cinema with Chimni Pakhara in 2003. He made the first Marathi film with Digital Special Effects, Pachadlela, in 2004. He also made first Marathi movie in 3D Zapatlela 2, in 2013.

Marathi cinema received critical acclaim in 2004 with the film Shwaas winning the Golden Lotus National Award. It was India's official entry to the 77th Academy Awards. It won the President's medal for best film, beating Bollywood's prolific output with quality.[26] Shwaas was the second Marathi film to win the President's Medal after Shyamchi Aai (1950).

The Maharashtra state government has begun to issue grants to Marathi film (between 1.5 million and 3.0 million rupees). After the success of Shwaas, Indian media players like Shringar Films and Zee Telefilms are exhibiting a re-emerging interest in Marathi cinema. The growing popularity of Marathi television (notably Zee Marathi, ETV Marathi, Mi Marathi, Star Pravah, Saam TV) has helped to popularize older Marathi cinema and promote the genre. Zee Talkies and Shemaroo MarathiBana a 24-hour channel dedicated to Marathi movies, has been introduced.

Recent history


In 2009, Harishchandrachi Factory (with a budget of Rs. 6 crore), told the struggle of Dadasaheb Phalke in making Raja Harishchandra (1913), directed by theatre-veteran Paresh Mokashi, it was selected as India's official entry to Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category, making it the second Marathi film, after Shwaas, to receive this honour.[27][28][29]

Road movie De Dhakka (2008), Satire film Nishani Dava Anghatha (2009) based on failure of government of India's Adult education programme, political satire Gallit Gondhal Dillit Mujra (2009), period drama and musical hit Natarang (2009), film raising state's farmar's issue, rampant corruption in government officials, satire Jau Tithe Khau (2007), Kaydyach Bola (2005) were box-office hits and made everlasting impact on the audience's mind.[18]

Since the new decade beginning in 2010, several contemporary Marathi artistic films released including Vihir (2009) and Deool (2011), and Nagraj Manjule's Fandry (2013). They have given a new direction to Marathi films. Ritesh Deshmukh's Lai Bhaari (2014) achieved eyeballs.

Deool became the third movie after Shyaamchi Aai and Shwaas to win the National Film Award for Best Feature Film. Deool Band (2015) grabbed audience attention.

Sairat (2016) musical romantic drama starring Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar, directed by Nagraj Manjule emerged as the biggest weekend opener for a Marathi film breaking record previously held by Natsamrat. Sairat was the first Marathi film to cross ₹50 crore (US$7.8 million) mark. The film has become the first Marathi film to gross over ₹100 crore (US$16 million) worldwide.

In recent past Ritesh Deshmukh's Mauli (2018) earned audience's attention, his Ved (2022) became a hit.

Highest grossing movies

Rank Movie Year Studio(s) Worldwide Gross ref(s)
1 Sairat 2016 Aatpat Production, Essel Vision Productions 110 crore (US$13 million) [30]
2 Baipan Bhaari Deva 2023 EmVeeBee Media, Jio Studio 92 crore (US$11 million) [31]
3 Ved 2022 Mumbai Film Company 75 crore (US$9.0 million) [32]
4 Pawankhind 2022 Almond Creations 75 crore (US$9.0 million) [33]
5 Natsamrat 2016 Fincraft Media and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Gajanan Chitra, Great Maratha Entertainment 50 crore (US$6.0 million) [34]
6 Lai Bhaari 2014 Mumbai Film Company 40 crore (US$4.8 million) [35]
7 Katyar Kaljat Ghusali 2015 Zee Studios, Shree Ganesh Marketing & Films 40 crore (US$4.8 million) [36]
8 Daagdi Chaawl 2015 Manglmurti Films ₹37 crore (US$4.9 million) [37]
9 Timepass 2014 Zee Talkies 33 crore (US$4.0 million) [38]
10 Naal 2018 Zee Studios 31.3 crore (US$3.8 million) [37]
11 Duniyadari 2013 Dreaming 24/7 Productions 30 crore (US$3.6 million) [39]
12 Dharmaveer 2022 Zee Studios, Sahil Motion Arts 29 crore (US$3.5 million)
13 Timepass 2 2015 Essel Vision Productions 28 crore (US$3.4 million) [40]
14 Faster Fene 2017 Mumbai Film Company, Zee Studios 27 crore (US$3.2 million)
15 Mauli 2018 Mumbai Film Company, Hindustan Talkies 26 crore (US$3.1 million)
16 Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy 2009 Everest Entertainment 25.5 crore (US$3.1 million) [41]
17 Ventilator 2016 Purple Pebble Pictures 25.5 crore (US$3.1 million)
18 Har Har Mahadev 2022 Zee Studios, Shree Ganesh Marketing & Films 25 crore (US$3.0 million)
19 Chandramukhi 2022 Planet Marathi, Golden Ratio Films, Flying Dragon Entertainment, Creative Vibe 24 crore (US$2.9 million) [42]
20 Ti Saddhya Kay Karte 2017 Zee Studios 22.54 crore (US$2.7 million)
21 Naal 2018 22.15 crore (US$2.7 million)
22 Classmates 2015 Mahalasa Entertainment, Media Monks 21 crore (US$2.5 million)
23 Deool Band 2015 Vatavruksha Entertainment 20 crore (US$2.4 million)
24 Double Seat 2015 Essel Vision Productions, Pratisaad Production, A Huge Production 20 crore (US$2.4 million)
25 Aapla Manus 2018 Ajay Devgn FFilms, Watergate Production 20 crore (US$2.4 million) [43]
26 Sarsenapati Hambirrao 2022 Urvita Productions LLP 18.20 crore (US$2.2 million)
27 Mumbai Pune Mumbai 2 2015 Yashlita Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. 18 crore (US$2.2 million) [44]
28 Lochya Zala Re 2022 Ideas The Entertainment Company, Mumbai Movie Studios Pvt. Ltd. 17 crore (US$2.0 million)
29 Ani... Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar 2018 Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Shree Ganesh Marketing & Films 15.90 crore (US$1.9 million)
30 Jhimma 2021 Chalchitra Company, Crazy Few Films 14.07 crore (US$1.7 million) [45]
31 Hirkani 2019 Irada Entertainment 14 crore (US$1.7 million)
32 Kaksparsh 2012 Zee Talkies 14 crore (US$1.7 million) [46]
33 Subhedar 2023 Mulakshar Productions, Raajwarasa Productions, Prithviraj Productions, Rajau Productions, Parampara Productions 13.23 crore (US$1.6 million) [47]
34 Mitwaa 2015 Sagar Pictures Entertainment 13.5 crore (US$1.6 million)
35 Lokmanya: Ek Yugpurush 2015 Neena Raut Films 13 crore (US$1.6 million) [48]
36 Boyz 2 2018 Everest Entertainment, Supreme Motion Pictures, Ekvira Productions, L.V.Shinde Group 13 crore (US$1.6 million)
37 Bucket List 2018 Dharma Productions 12.1 crore (US$1.4 million)
38 Dr. Prakash Baba Amte - The Real Hero 2014 Essel Vision Productions 12 crore (US$1.4 million) [49]
39 Natarang 2010 Zee Talkies 12 crore (US$1.4 million) [50]
40 Balak-Palak 2013 Mumbai Film Company 12 crore (US$1.4 million) [51]


Production Year Film Director Actor Actress Music
1943 Chhattrapati Shivaji Suryakant Mandhare
1947 Ganimi Kawa Suryakant Mandhare
1951 Swarajyacha Shiledar Suryakant Mandhare
1956 Pavan Khind Suryakant Mandhare
1959 Sangte Aika Suryakant Mandhare
1965 Sadhi Mansa Suryakant Mandhare    
1966 Malhari Martand Suryakant Mandhare    
1963 Maza Hoshil Ka L.B.Thakur    
1964 Sant Nivrutti dnyandev Vinayak Sarasvate & Bal Chavan      
1965 Lakshmi Aali Ghara Madhav Shinde      
1966 Gurukilli Raja Paranjpe      
1967 Pawnakanthcha Dhondi Vinayak Thakur      
1968 Ekti G. Chaugule      
1969 Jiwhala Atmaram      
1970 Apradh Sharad Pilgaonkar   Ramesh Deo    
1971 Shantata! Court Chaloo Ahe Satyadev Dubey & Govind Nihalani      
1972 Kunku Mazhe Bhagyache Pradeep eknath nehete      
1973 Andhala Marto Dola Dada Kondke      
1974 Sugandhi Katta Not Awarded Shreeram Lagoo (Sugandhi Katta) Sarla Yevlekar (Sugandhi Katta)  
1975 Samna Jabbar Patel (Samna) Shreeram Lagoo (Samna) Sandhya (Chandanachi Choli Ang Ang Jali)  
1976 Aaram Haram Aahe Vasant Joglekar (Ha Khel Saavlyancha) Ravindra Mahajani (Zunj) Asha Kale (Ha Khel Saavlyancha)  
1977 Naon Mothan Lakshan Khotan Murlidhar Kapdi (Naon Mothan Lakshan Khotan) Shreeram Lagoo (Bhingree) Usha Chavan (Naon Mothan Lakshan Khotan)  
1978 Devki Nandan Gopala Jabbar Patel (Jait Re Jait) Yashwant Dutt (Bhairu Pahilwan Ki Jai) Smita Patil (Jait Re Jait)  
1979 Sinhasan Jabbar Patel (Sinhasan) Sachin (Ashtavinayak) Ranjana (Sushila)  
1980 22 June 1897 Jayu & Nachiket Patwardhan (22 June 1897) Nilu Phule (Sahkar Samrat) Usha Chavan (Ran Pakhre)  
1981 Umbartha Jabbar Patel (Umbartha) Girish Karnad (Akriet) Smita Patil (Umbartha)  
1982 Shapit Raj Dutt & Arvind Deshpande (Shapit) Ashok Saraf (Gondhalat Gondhal) Madhu Kambikar (Shapit)  
1983 Gupchup Gupchup V. K. Naik (Gupchup Gupchup) Ashok Saraf (Goshta Dhamal Namyachi) Ranjana (Savitri)  
1984 Lek Chalali Sasarla N. S. Vaidya (Lek Chalali Saasarla) Laxmikant Berde Supriya Sabnis (Navri Mile Navryala)  
1985 op Dhoom Dhadaka Mahesh Kothare (Dhoom Dhadaka) Laxmikant Berde ??  
1994 Vazir Sanjay Rawal (Vazir) Vikram Gokhale (Vazir) Sukanya Kulkarni (Varsa Laxmicha) Shridhar Phadke (Varsa Laxmicha)
1995 Aai Mahesh Manjrekar (Aai) Sayaji Shinde (Aboli) Renuka Shahane (Aboli) Anand Modak (Mukta)
1996 Putravati Nichiket & Jayoo Patwardhan (Limited Manuski) Ashok Saraf (Soona Yeti Ghara) Sonali Kulkarni (Doghi) Shridhar Phadke (Putravati)
1997 Bangarwadi Amol Palekar (Bangarwadi) Mohan Joshi (Rao Saheb) Sukanya Kulkarni (Sarkarnama) Anand Modak (Sarkarnama)
1998 Tu Tithe Mee Sanjay Surkar (Tu Tithe Mee) Mohan Joshi (Tu Tithe Mee) Suhas Joshi (Tu Tithe Mee) Anand Modak (Tu Tithe Mee)
1999 Bindhaast Chandrakant Kulkarni (Bindhaast) Dilip Prabhavalkar (Ratra Aarambh) Sharvari Jamenis (Bindhast) Shridhar Phadke (Lekru)

Maharashtra State Awards

Production Year Best Film 1 Best Film 2 Best Film 3
1962 Prapanch (Madhukar Pathak) Suvaasini (Raja Paranjpe) Shaahir Parshuraam (Anant Mane)
1963 Ranglyaa Raatri Ashyaa (Raja Thakur) Ha Maazaa Marg Ekla (Raja Paranjpe) Phakir (Chandrashekhar)
1964 Chhotaa Jawaan, Paathlaag (Ram Gabale, Raja Paranjpye) Pahu Re Kiti Vaat (Raja Thakur) Thoraataanchi Kamalaa (Madhu Shinde)
1965 Vaawtal (Shantaram Aathavale) Sawaal Majha Aika! (Anant Mane) Third award not given
1966 Saadhi Maanse (Bhalji Pendharkar) Kelaa Ishara Jaataa Jaataa (Anant Mane) Shewatchaa Maalusaraa (Vasant Joglekar)
1967 Santh Vaahate Krushnaamaai (Madhukar Pathak) Kaakaa Malaa Waachwaa (Raja Paranjpe) Swapna Tech Lochani (Chandrawadan)
1968 Gharchi Raani (Rajdatt) Aamhi Jaato Aamuchyaa Gaawaa (Kamalakar Torne) Ekti (Raja Thakur)
1969 Apraadh (Rajdatt) Mukkaam Post Dhebewaadi (Madhukar Paathak) Dharmkanyaa (Maadhav Shinde)
1970 Mumbaicha Jawai (Raja Thakur) Warnecha Wagh (Vasant Painter) Laxmanresha (Manshav Shinde)
1971 Gharkul (Raja Thakur) Shantata Court Chalu Aahe (Satyadev Dubey) Dohni Gharcha Pahuna, Songadya (Garjanan Jagirdar, Govind Kulkarni)
1972 Jawai Vikat Ghene Aahe (Raja Thakur) Bholibhabdi (Rajdutt) Aandla Marto Dola (Dinesh)
1973 Sugandhi Katha (Vasant Painter) Kartiki (Datta Mane) Ashi Hi Sataryadi (Murlidhar Kapadi)
1974 Pandu Hawaldar (Dada Kondke) Saamna (Dr. Jabbar Patel) Bayanno Naure Sambhala (Dattatry Kulkarni)
1975 Charicha Mamla (Babsaheb Phattelal) Tumch Aamch Jamle (Dada Kondke) Pahuni (Anant Mane)
1976 Phrari (V. Ravindra) Bala Gau Kashi Aangai (Kamlakar Torne) Naav Motha Lakshan Khota (Murlidhar Kapadi)
1977 Devkinandan Gopala (Rajdutt) Bhairu Phehelwan Ki Jai (Kamlakar Torne) Jait Re Jait (Dr. Jabbar Patel)
1978 Janki (Vasant Joglekar) Ashtavinayak (Rajdutt) Bot Lavin Tithe Gudgulaya (Dada Kondke)
1979 22 June 1897 (Nechiket and Jayu Patwardhan) Sinhasan (Dr. Jabbar Patel) Paij (Babasaheb Phattelal)
1980 Umbartha (Dr. Jabbar Patel) Gondhlat Gondhal (V.K. Naik) Aakrit (Amol Palekar)
1981 Shapit (Rajdutt and Arvind Deshpande) Ek Dav Bhootacha (Ravi Namade) Aali Angawar (Dada Kondke)
1982 Raghu-Maina (Rajdutt) Goopchoop Goopchoop (V.K. Naik) Thorli Jau (Kamlakar Torne)
1983 Hech Mazhe Maher (Rajdutt) Thkas Mahathak (Raja Bargir), Mumbaicha Phoujdar (Rajdutt) (Divided) Bahurupi (Satish Randive)
1984 Ardhangi (Rajadutt) Deva Shapath Kharan Sangen (Bhaskar Jadhav) Stridhan (Babasaheb Phattelal)
1985 Pudhcha Paul (Rajdutt) Tuzhyavdachun Karmena (Damu Kenkare) Aaj Zale Mukt Me (Rajdutt)
1986 Prem Karuyaa Khullam Khullaa (Girish Ghanekar) Gammat Jammat (Sachin) Khatyaal Saasoo Naathaal Soon (N.S. Vaidya)
1987 Ashi Hi Banwaa Banwi (Sachin) Nashibwaan (N.S. Vaidya) Rangat Sangat (Girish Ghanekar)
1988 Kalat Nakalat (Kanchan Nayak) Aatmavishwaas (Sachin) Hamaal De Dhamaal (Purushottam Berde)
1989 Aaghat (Ramakant Kavthekar) Ekaapekshaa Ek (Sachin) Kooldeepak (N.S. Vaidya)
1990 Chaukat Raja (Sanjay Surkar) Vedh (Pradip Berlekar) Anapekshit (Sanjiv Naik)
1991 Ek Hotaa Vidushak (Dr. Jabbar Patel) Aapli Maanasa (Sanjay Surkar) Wajwaa Re Wajwaa (Girish Ghanekar)
1992 Vajir (Sanjay Rawal) Sawat Maazi Laadki (Smita Talwalkar) Lapandaaw (Shravani Devdhar)
1993 Muktaa (Dr. Jabbar Patel) Waarsaa Lakshmichaa (Madhukar Pathak) Maazaa Chhakulaa (Mahesh Kothare)
1994 Doghi (Sumitra Bhave) Baangarwaadi (Amol Palekar) Abolee (Amol Shedge)
1995 Raosaaheb (Sanjay Surkar) Putrawati (Bhaskar Jadhav) Sunaa Yeti Gharaa (A. Radhaswani)
1999 Gaabhaaraa (N.F.D) Gharaabaaher (Suyog Chitra) Bindhaast (Devyani Movies--)
1999 Gaabhaaraa (N.F.D) Gharaabaaher (Suyog Chitra) Bindhaast (Devyani Movies--)

Nowadays, Marathi movies have been listed at many international film festivals, which provides a platform for such movies and the filmmakers to know big in the world film industry. All Lights Film Services[52] provided platform for Marathi films such as Pinky – Ek Sathyakatha, Kapus Kondyachi Goshta, Hou De Jarasa Ushir, Sopanchi Aye Bahina Bhai, Touring Talkies, Langar to almost all leading international festivals across the world.

Further reading

  • Marathi Cinema: In Retrospect, by Sanjit Narwekar. Maharashtra Film, Stage & Cultural Development Corp., 1995.

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