The movies are the important section of the entertainment industry. It is an essential part of revenue. Indian Bollywood industry has great impact on the society and they are becoming main part of the audience but if we check the Marathi Cinema, various movies are famous for their stories and business. The Marathi movies have the potential to bind the audience, one of the examples is Sairat who is a simple story but grabs most of the audiences of Indian film industry.
Counting about the talents which Marathi Industry has given is not really easy but most famous celebrities from Marathi Film Industry are Anurag Kashyap and Nana Patekar etc. It’s really shameful and regretting that Marathi cinema has given so much business but not getting enough screens across the country. Everyone must admit and agree that Marathi movies are also touching and fascinating. The simple dramatic stories make everyone enjoy in this hectic life. Let’s checkout top 20 Best Marathi Movies of All Time.
20. Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy
This is totally dramatic and pure cinematic story. In this the story was reflecting an anger of an individual named Dinkar Maruti Bhosale, who was fed from the outsiders in Mumbai. He was facing Identity crisis, thinking no Maharashtra left. The person was inspired by the spirit of Shivaji Maharaja.
19. Katyar Kaljat Ghusali
The story is a musical duel which depicts two families who have musical background. The word means “A dagger through the heart”. The daily life Greed, politics and human imperfections made their way but the melodious and ear soothing music stops the audience. It has made to achieve great business in the Marathi Film Industry
The leading actor Nana Patekar has been in the main role and no doubted delivered the unbelievable performance, being a theatre actor has done the picturesque description of Shakespeare work on stage. He was left by his children and then he went on a self an-nihilistic journey.
17. Pune 52
Other than from the same boring loving stories, Pune 52 is a non-thriller story which revolves around a private detective who had faced those conditions that no one would like to be in because who was hired by a seductive woman to spy on her husband. It is the best entertainment movie of 90’s which was featuring national award winning actors.
16. Ti Ani Itar
The Ti Ani Itar is a lukewarm drama based on the Manjula Padnabhan’s 1984 play, Light Out. The movie revolves around a party of a middle class family and show how educated and cultured people turn a blind eye to the social crimes fearing the consequences and result in the apathy. Directed by Govind Nihalani; the movie stars Sonali Kulkarni, Subodh Bhave, Amruta Subhash among others. The movie was released in 2017.
Partu is one of the movies that uplifted the standard of the Marathi movies. The 2015 release was a story of a boy who embarked on the journey with a farmer. The life long journey helps two families unit again. The ground breaking performance make the Partu a standout movie. The movie stars Kishore Kadam, Smita Tambe, Saurav Gokhale and others and is directed by Nitin Adsul.
Manjha is a 2017 Marathi movie based on the parent child relationship directed by Jatin Wagle. This is a movie that talks about modern day parenting and at the same time it is a saga of modern day troubles. Ashwini Bhave gave a thrilling performance and ensures that Manjha reaches out to the audience. The movie shows a how a mother fights and guides her son from an abusive marriage to independent single parent.
The Rajiv Patil directed movie of 2009 depicts the horrible Devdasi culture and the agony of the social curse that the women had to face. The movie received great response and won at least five awards in the National Film Awards. The movie took Marathi Movies to a new high starring Mukta Barve, Upendra Limaye among others.
12. Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi
The 1988 cult comedy movie is based on the social comedy where two brothers forced their friends to act as their wives as the landlady allowed only married couples. The stories revolves around the hide and seek game they play thereafter. The movie was directed by Sachin Pilgaonkar.
This is a commercial movie based on a love story. The unnamed characters in the movie played by Swapnil Joshi and Mukta Barve pinned the performance. The story revolves around the competitive spirits of the couple that bring them together. The 2010 movie was remade in Hindi, Telegu and Kannada movies as well. There was a sequel to the movie also. The movie was directed by Satish Rajwade.
This is one of the astonishing Marathi movies that share the values of the life. The story revolves around two cousin brothers. They try to change the outlook of the family but one of them dies unfortunately. The story begins with the cousin try to find the meaning of life and try to find his brother even though he was physically separated from the mortal world. The movie stars Madan Deodhar and Alok Rajwade in the lead roles among others. It was directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni in 2010 and the movie was screened at the Berlin Film Festival and Rotterdam Film Festival.
9. Dombivali Fast
The award winning Marathi film revolves around the middle class man who goes on rampage against the system because he finds himself in the corruption and injustice. He speaks against them and suffers. This is a National Award winning Marathi Film which was directed by the famous talented Nishikant Kamat, the movie has the captivating power which can easily attracts and binds the audience. The business done by the movie was appreciable.
One can’t stop himself telling about Killa, if talking about the Marathi movies. This is the story highlighting the brilliance of Killa. This an epic story of an 11 year old guy Chinmay, who resides with his mother and moved to a small town when her mother gets transfer. The story depicts the adjustment of the guy and inability to describe the condition to his mother. Then Chinmay enjoys his personal as well as enjoyable journey.
You must hear about Fandry, if not then you must be living on the hills. The story has Jabaya who is 13 years old and his father beaten up for his low caste. ON the other side, Jabaya was in love with a girl of forward cast at a school. His loved was not accepted and faced the brutalities of the caste system. The love story was interesting and eye catching.
6. Harishchandrachi Factory
I know you haven’t seen any Marathi movie, and then this can be the first one. This is the story of Dada Sahab Phalke that how he came and how he created India’s first moving picture. This movie is the epic and must be seen by Indian Film Industry. He has established the Indian film Industry.
Lord told him there will negativity in building a temple in the village. The second role is of social activist who was standing against the using of funds in construction of temple, he wants to do something for the society. The construction took place in the village but God was really forgotten in the materialistic things. The lesson is that everyone of us needs Deool, than it needs us. The value of God was shown and the teaching was given that every human needs God. Materialistic things cannot compensate the value of Almighty in anyone’s life.
The 2016 released movie Sairat is based on the concept of the love and honour killing. The movie raised one of the concerns that India is suffering now. The honour killing and horror of the apathy that the society is witnessing has been very well depicted. The movie is directed by Nagraj Manjule and stars Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar. The movie is being remade in five different languages.
3. Shyamchi Aai
This was the first Marathi movie that won the National Award and was released in 1954. The movie was directed by Achraya Atre and Vanamala Pawar played the lead role in the movie. The story is about a son and his mother. The story shows the difficulty that the mother son due faced in their lives. The movie is based on the novel by Sane Guruji by the same name.
It is a well- known film that has made every Indian proud by taking official entry to the Oscars 2016. This movie has bagged many International Film Awards, and Court has the magical effect on the audience and jury.
The 2004 movie is based on the social cause where a doctor explains an old grandfather about the difficulty of treatment. The movie shows that a dilemma of the doctors and grandfather to accept the fact that a child can be treated only on the cost of the eye sight. The movie won the National Award and was ranked 6th in the Academy Awards under the Best Foreign Film Category. The movie was directed by the debutant director Sandeep Sawant. The movie stars Arun Nalawade, Ashwin Chitale, Sandeep Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash among others.