The founder of Indian Cinema was the Late Dadasaheb Phalke. Although a Maharashtrian by birth he had made a Hindi film named ‘Raja Hrishchandra’. And now of late the Marathi film industry is coming of age and growing in leaps & bounds. Thereby presenting a stiff competition to all the other Regional Cinemas. So Nasheman’s Entertainment Editor SHAHEEN RAAJ will also present the latest happenings in Marathi Cinema. Stay tuned in.
Shreyas Bags “Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation” Award
Actor-Producer-Director Shreyas Talpade recently bagged the “Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation” Award for the 2nd time for his performance in ‘Baji’. The film which released on 6th Feb, 2015, saw the talented actor essay the role of Marathi cinema’s 1st ever vigilante superhero. Shreyas had earlier won the “Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation” Award for his performance in his debut film ‘Iqbal’.
The talented actor who has been in the industry for more than a decade made a mark with his debut film ‘Iqbal’ and since then there has been no looking back for him. The talented actor has been part of many successful films like ‘Om Shanti Om’, “Golmaal” series to name a few. The actor had recently produced his 2nd Marathi film ‘Poshter Boyz’ which was a critically acclaimed as well as a blockbuster film and will also be directing the sequel. In the past he has won the Zee Cine Critics award for outstanding acting skills for his debut film ‘Iqbal’ in 2005. He also won the Best Comedian award for ‘Dor’ at the Star Screen Awards as well as Stardust Breakthrough Performance (Male) award in 2007 and the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor for ‘Om Shanti Om’ the same year.
‘Olakh – My Identity’ Releasing Soon
The 1st copy of Lehar Entertainment’s ‘Olakh – My Identity’ is out and it will be released shortly. The credits of the film are débutante director Jameel Khan, produced by Harshdeep Sason, co-produced by Sheetal Rajveer, story by Dinesh & Kumar, screenplay by Ahsan Baksh, dialogues by Swapnil Mahalinge, cinematography by Shanu Singh Rajput, music by Rajesh Pandey & Saurabh, lyrics by Saurabh-Rajesh, action by Prahsnat, editing by Awadh Narayan Singh & executive produced by Satyendra Kumar. It stars Alka Kubal, Bhushan Patil, Khushboo Tawde, Anjali Ujwane, Kaushal Diwan & Arun nalawade.
‘Journey Premachi’ 1st Copy Out
The 1st copy of of A. R. B. Films’ maiden venture ‘Journey Premachi’ is out and it will be shown to the censors shortly. The credits of the film are produced by Adil Baloch, directed by Amol Bhave, cinematography by Raaj Khilnani, lyrics by Aashay Parab, music by Nikhil Kamath, choreography by Vicky Khan, editing by Zaraf Sultaan & casting direction by Kareena Mankani.
It stars Abhishek Sethiya, Kashmira Kulkarni, Madhav Deochakke, Atul Abhyankar, Parag Barekar, Pradeep Patwardhan, Neelu Pathak, Deepjyoti Naik, Sunny Charles, Master Kiran et al.
Pravin Tarde & Pranit Kulkarni Join Hands To Co-Direct ‘Deool Banda’
It’s very rare that we see 2 directors co-directing a film especially in Marathi, the feat is common in Bollywood with Abbas – Mustan, Raj – D.K & Sajid-Farhad, all delivering some phenomenal hits. And now 2 talented friends Pravin Tarde & Pranit Kulkarni have joined hands and will be making their directorial debut with ‘Deool Banda’. The film is modern day thriller mystery inspired from the life & philosophies of Swami Samarth.
Having known each other and having been friends for years, both Pravin Tarde & Pranit Kulkarni have made their mark individually in the Marathi Film Industry. The talented Pravin Tarde has a come a long way from being a writer for plays to directing a film. He has written for successful TV shows like ‘Kunku’, ‘Pinjara’ et al and was also the script writer for the latest super hit film ‘Rege’. Apart from writing he has also mastered the art of direction & acting. Pranit Kulkarni, on the other hand is a prominent lyricist & album producer for leading Marathi films. Both Pravin & Pranit have written the script together. The film is produced by Jayshree Kailasvani & Julie Kailasvani. The shoot for the film has already begun and audiences soon will be able to catch the film on the celluloid silver screen.