All Time Best 10 Marathi Movies.

Marathi cinema is the oldest and one of the pioneer film industries of India. Marathi film industry has produced many films that are not only critically acclaimed but commercially successful as well.

Here are best 10 Marathi movies that you should not miss.

1.Domibiwali fast :

Domibiwali is a story of the common man Madhav apte (Sandeep kulkarni) who fights against the corruption and injustice happening around him. Madhav apte is a straightforward,cultured and educated man who decides to take matters into his own hands. Whether Madhav succeeds in his cause or not is worth watching.

2.Harishchandrachi Factory :

The film is about the creation of India’s first feature film in 1913. The movie takes the audience through an extraordinary  journey of Dadasaheb phalke to shoot Raja Harishchndra. Harishchandrachi Factory was selected as India’s official entry to Academy Award.



3. Shyamchi Aai :

Shaymchi Aai was released in 1953 and directed by writer Acharya Atre based on a book by Sane Guruji.The story of the movie is about Shyam and his relationship with his mother. Simplicity is the key of the movie. Movie teaches us the essential lessons of life.




4.Chaukat Raja : A story of a mentally challenged boy and his journey through life. Chaukat Raja was directed by Sanjay Surkar. Dilip Prabhavalkar plays the main character and he received the Maharashtra State award for best actor for his portrayal of a disabled boy in this movie.

5. Shwass :

Shwaas was India’s official entry to the 2004 Oscars and was the first Marathi film sent as the Indian entry to the Oscars.This is story of grandfather who has brought his grandson from their village to the pune city to seek the medical treatment and tried to show his grandson the beauty of life in a no win situation. It is about keeping a positive attitude towards life.

6. Pinjra

Pinjra movie was directed by director V.Shantaram in 1972.

The great actors Shriram Lagoo, Sandhya and Nilu Phule in lead roles.

Pinjra was the first coloured movie of Marathi industry and won the National Award for the best feature film in Marathi.


7. Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi

Ashi hi banwa banwi is a comedy film directed by Sachin Pilgaonkar and released in 1988 and considered as a cult classic comedy movie in Marathi cinema. it starred Sachin Pilgoankar,Ashok sharaf,sushant Ray,Laxmikant Berde,Priya Arun,Navedita Sharaf and Ashwini Bhave.

Four friends are searching for rented accommodation.Landlady allows only married couples as tenants, so two of the friends are forced to dress as women. They face issues while hiding their identities from the landlady.

8. Shala

Shala film is adapted from the a novel Shala by Milind Bokil and directed by Sujay Dahake .This is a very beautiful movie about the love between two schoolmates and the experience of falling in love for the very first time at a teenage age. This movie will make you want to go back in your childhood and relive beautiful memories.


9. Deool :

Deool is a political satire film based in little village umbra. Deool movie talks capitalization and business in religion.

You can find strong performances from Girish Kulkarni,Nana Patekar and Dilip Prabhawalkar. Must watch



10.Jogwa :

Jogwa is National film award winning 2009 Marathi film directed by Rajiv Patil. Jogwa is considered to be cult classic with respect to the sensitive topic it handled .This is the story about the devdasi tradition in Maharashtra and on their life how they face problem in their life. 


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