16 January, 2021

Aamchi Pichchur

Marathi cinema’s recent resurgence harks back to its pioneers

Aamchi Pichchur
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5 Must-Watch Marathi Movies

  • Kunku (1937) V. Shantaram
  • Shyamchi Aai (1953) P.K. Atre
  • Jagachya Pathivar (1960) Raja Paranjape
  • Umbartha (1982) Jabbar Patel
  • Natrang (2010) Ravi Jadhav

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Till Paresh Mokashi made Harischandrachi Factory (2009), all we knew about Dadasaheb Phalke was that he directed India’s first feature film, Raja Harischandra (1913), and that there’s a film award named after him. Mokashi’s vision transformed Phalke’s pioneering effort into the adventures of a Chaplinesque hero obsessed with moving pictures and prepared to stake everything to fulfil his impossible dream. Interestingly, Harischandrachi Factory was bankrolled by none other than UTV, a sure sign of the dramatic turnaround in Marathi cinema after the remarkable success of a small film by...

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