16 January, 2021

Aamchi Pichchur

Marathi cinema’s recent resurgence harks back to its pioneers

Aamchi Pichchur

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


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...



To read this piece, and more such stories in India's most exciting and exacting magazine, plus get access to our 25-year archives goldmine, please subscribe.

More from Deepa Deosthalee

Latest Magazine

January 25, 2021

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section