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Why Marathi Movies Should Evolve

By on Jan 3, 2011 | 6 comments

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I no longer watch Marathi movies. That’s because they have lost their charm long ago. I’d go ahead and say, they never had ‘charm’. Think about any Marathi Cinema and you’ll immediately pan your mind in a village where an idiot protagonist tries hard to make you laugh throughout the movie. I guess I’m talking about Marathi movies produced 10 years ago. But has the situation improved? I doubt.

I’m aware that it’s very easy to comment and criticize on anything from the comfort of your home. I guess that’s my job all about on Superblog. Movie making is hard and I know what kind of efforts are involved. I couldn’t get our short movie to the first OK take, forget completing the whole movie. Anyway, but those who are in that business should do their job well.

I’m also aware that Marathi movies are low on budget. But does that mean we should get directly to the villages to make Marathi movies? What about the audience that goes to Multiplex? Why can’t Marathi movies cater to its varied audience? In my opinion, “A Wednesday” is a great example of movie that keeps you glued to the seat, no matter what your choice of movies is. I think it wasn’t a ‘high-budget’ movie.

It’s sad that Marathi movies have to stick to the old guns Sachin Pilgaonkar, Ashok Saraf and the ever-Inspector Mr. Mahesh Kothare. All we want it just a great story and great actors. We don’t want foreign locations. We want nice songs which is must for any movie to attract audience. I guess Marathi Music Industry is much better than the Marathi Film Industry.

There’s been huge uproar about why Marathi audience don’t go to multiplexes to watch Marathi movies. Come on! Give us a break! Give us a good movie and we’ll line up for the tickets anywhere. We seriously don’t like the idea of spending 200 rupees to enjoy the jokes we’ve already enjoyed 1000 times.

I am not doubting the talent of senior Marathi movie actors. They’re great. But it’s really sad that they have to stick to the same, old, boring comedy.

We want something new. Something like ‘Rang De Basanti’ – Could have been a low budget Marathi Movie. We want something like ‘Ghajini’ – if they could make it in south, why can’t you? We want something like ‘Cast-Away’ or “Forrest Gump”. We need great stories, great plots.

Marathi Movies SHOULD Evolve.



6 Comments

  1. Amy

    January 4, 2011

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    very true.. we don’t want no bharat jadhav type ‘panchat’ comedy movies. Have some STORY first then we’ll come n watch!

  2. nikhimenon

    January 4, 2011

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    in kerala,we do make good stuff within the financial constrains.i guess marathi movies can take a few lessons from here…

    Pranchiyettan and the saint,td dasan 6 b,athmakadha(malayalam),myna/angaditheru(tamil) being the good examples….!

  3. anil ingle

    January 16, 2011

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    absolutly correct and we need to grow up becoz .after 3 months movie show on tv and thats not good and we dont like to spent even 50 rupees for third class movies of bharat jadhav .he is really paanchat .we need to grow up films like mnik,dhoom even lke mee shivaji raje bhosale boltoy very good film that was bt aaichagho was not good

  4. Viraj Voditel

    February 7, 2011

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    Marathi movies are quite far behind in comparison to movies in other Indian languages like Tamil, Telegu or any other South Indian Industry. Even Bhojpuri film industry for that matter. When I watched Rajnikant in Robot, I couldn’t believe it was an Indian movie, let alone Tollywood. Even one recent Telegu film has been sponsored by Warner Bros. I hear. In comparison, Marathi films are far behind, due to the reason that they do not appeal to any particular audience, but are aimed to be of just commercial use to the directors and producers and actors, who have no jobs in the Hindi film industry.

  5. Anand

    March 7, 2011

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    Do not agree completely. Times are changing. We are having some good quality movies these days. Forget Bharat Jadhav and co. You are not gonna get all the movies nice. That happens nowhere.
    Try movies like:
    Dombivali fast
    Natarang
    Harishchandrachi Factory
    Nital
    Me Shivajiraje Bhosale boltoy etc etc
    Movies starring Sandeep kulkarni, Atul kulkarni etc etc are awesome! The situation you are talking about is an old one, about 7-8 years old. Its gone now! Times have changed. Watch out for the awesome marathi movies \m/

  6. Nitin

    February 1, 2012

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    i do have 3 stories like apart from the daily routing ….. but m not from any kind of support to go and show my story…any one can get my story???????????// to do something wild, outstanding in marathi film industry…

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