Marathi Cinema: News

09 Jun 2024


Aditya Sarpotdar provides an update on Riteish Deshmukh-Sonakshi Sinha's 'Kakuda'

Director Aditya Sarpotdar is set to release a new horror comedy, Kakuda, following closely on the heels of his recent film, Munjya.

Why Chinmay Madlekar won't play Shivaji Maharaj any more

Prominent Marathi actor, Chinmay Mandlekar, known for his portrayal of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in films such as Farzand, Fatteshikast, Pawankhind, Subhedar, and Sher Shivraj has announced his decision to step down from the role.

11 Mar 2024

Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle's granddaughter Zanai debuts with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj biopic

Indian cinema witnesses several debuts every year and the buzz surrounding celebrity kids' debuts are always at a high.

19 Feb 2024

Riteish Deshmukh

'Raja Shivaji': Riteish Deshmukh to helm Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj biopic

Jio Studios recently revealed plans for a grand cinematic experience, Raja Shivaji, a biopic based on the life and legacy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

19 Feb 2024

Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish Deshmukh to act-direct a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj biopic

After the humongous success of the 2022 Marathi film Ved, Riteish Deshmukh is set to direct and star in a biopic about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

10 Feb 2024

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day special: Romantic films with pan-India appeal

Valentine's Day is around the corner; one of the best ways to celebrate the occasion is to call in for a romantic movie night with your partner.

03 Jan 2024


'Sridevi Prasanna' teaser promises heartwarming chemistry between Siddharth Chandekar-Sai Tamhankar

The highly anticipated teaser for Vishal Modhave's debut film, Sridevi Prasanna, starring the charismatic duo of Sai Tamhankar and Siddharth Chandekar, has finally been dropped.

20 Dec 2023

Telugu Films

23 must-watch Indian films of 2023

The year 2023 has been touted as the comeback year for Indian cinema. Every industry saw a surge in quality content, commercial boosts, and a varied set of films.

29 Nov 2023

Happy Birthday

'Natsamrat' to 'June': Birthday girl Neha Pendse's popular Marathi works

Actor Neha Pendse has been active in the Indian television and film industries for several decades.

30 Oct 2023


Vikram Gokhale's birth anniversary: Actor's acclaimed Marathi performances

Late actor Vikram Gokhale was known for his acting brilliance in both Hindi and Marathi cinema.

11 Oct 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: Sarang Sathaye on what ails Marathi cinema

Marathi cinema is known for its rich content. Yet, when it comes to its popularity, it still seems to be lagging behind other regional languages, particularly Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada industries.

06 Oct 2023

Nitin Gadkari

'Gadkari': Nitin Gadkari's biopic release date out, new poster unveiled

Biopics have been a proven formula in Indian cinema and over the years we have had films made on several actors, politicians, and sportspersons. Now, a Marathi film titled Gadkari is set to release on October 27 based on the life and times of Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari.

29 Sep 2023

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar's Marathi debut feature 'Veer Daudale Saat' postponed

Akshay Kumar is set to make his Marathi debut with Veer Daudale Saat, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. Reports are rife that the makers have shifted its release date to avoid competing with Salman Khan's Tiger 3 during the Diwali 2023 weekend.

19 Sep 2023

Ramesh Taurani

Ramesh Taurani makes Marathi debut with Sai-Siddharth's 'Sridevi Prasanna'

Tips Industries Limited is one of the oldest film production companies in India. The Ramesh Taurani and Kumar Taurani-headlined company is known for bankrolling several cult films over the years.

18 Sep 2023


TIFF 2023: India wins big with 'Dear Jassi' and 'Sthal'

Indian films Sthal and Dear Jassi have emerged as winners at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2023.

25 Aug 2023


Marathi actor Milind Safai dies at 53 after battling cancer 

Milind Safai, the veteran Marathi film and television actor, reportedly succumbed to his battle with cancer on Friday (August 25) at around 10:45 in the morning. The 53-year-old was undergoing treatment for some time.

24 Aug 2023

Abhinay Deo

Veteran actor Seema Deo dies (83), confirms filmmaker son Abhinay

Veteran Marathi and Hindi actor Seema Deo, who was a part of films such as Anand, Koshish, Naseeb Apna Apna, and Kora Kagaz, breathed her last on Thursday (August 24).

24 Jul 2023

Bollywood Films

Marathi actor Jayant Savarkar dies at 87

Veteran Marathi actor Jayant Savarkar has passed away.

15 Jul 2023


Marathi-Hindi actor-director Ravindra Mahajani (77) found dead in Pune apartment

Marathi-Hindi actor and director Ravindra Mahajani (77), known for his work on projects such as Panipat (2019) and Mumbaicha Fauzdar (1984), has passed away.

11 Jul 2023

Box Office Collection

'Baipan Bhaari Deva' continues its box office rampage

In the era of good content, films are breaking the language barrier and are emerging as commercial successes. The recently released Marathi film Baipan Bhaari Deva is one such wonder. From being critically acclaimed to scoring big at the box office, the film is currently unstoppable.

09 Jul 2023


#BaipanBhaariDeva: All about female-centric Marathi film making waves in Maharashtra

Baipan Bhaari Deva might turn out to be the next Sairat!

21 Jun 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Ved' actor Jiya Shankar wants to focus on Bollywood

Actor Jiya Shankar rose to fame after the commercially successful Marathi film Ved. Directed by Riteish Deshmukh, Ved is one of the biggest Marathi blockbusters of 2023. It also starred Genelia Deshmukh in the lead.

06 Jun 2023

Maratha Empire

Akash Thosar's 'Bal Shivaji' first look out; filming starts soon

Biopics have been one of the most favorite subjects in Indian cinema. There are historical figures on whom several films have been made. One of them is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj of the Maratha Empire.

05 Jun 2023

Bollywood Films

Sulochana Latkar death: Funeral to take place today evening 

Veteran Hindi and Marathi film actor Sulochana Latkar—famous for playing the onscreen mother to several top-billed stars—passed away on Sunday night (June 4).

20 Apr 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: Marathi producer Sanjay Chhabria on changing dynamics of OTT

The pandemic changed the dynamics of the entertainment industry with several films being released on OTT platforms.

19 Apr 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: South industry must thank Hindi TV, says Sanjay Chhabria

The Indian film industry comprises several regional cinema industries including Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Marathi cinema, one of the most prominent ones, has given us some of the top talents and films.

13 Apr 2023


5 memorable films of late National Award-winning actor Uttara Baokar

Veteran film and television actor Uttara Baokar passed away on Tuesday (April 11), following which her last rites were performed on Wednesday (April 12).

31 Mar 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: Aditi Govitrikar on whether Marathi cinema needs Bollywood push

Ever since she won the title of Mrs. World in 2001, Aditi Govitrikar inspired many women to pursue their dreams and continues to do so. At 48, she's making a balance between her family, film shoots, and events, and giving tips for stronger mental health.

24 Mar 2023

Madhur Bhandarkar

Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Circuitt' trailer is out

Madhur Bhandarkar is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers in India and the director has entered the Marathi film industry as a producer. His upcoming venture titled Circuitt is releasing in theaters on April 7.

20 Mar 2023

Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty announces Marathi debut, shares trailer

Rohit Shetty has created a genre for himself over the years. The king of commercial cinema is doing great work and is now venturing into Marathi cinema for the first time.

28 Feb 2023


Journalists Nishant Bhuse-Anuja Karnik turn writers for Marathi film 'Kalaawati'

Journalists Nishant Bhuse and Anuja Karnik have penned the upcoming Marathi film titled Kalaawati. This is touted to be a horror comedy and will be directed by the adept Sanjay Jadhav.

21 Feb 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Hit Marathi film 'Vaalvi' to premiere on February 24

Paresh Mokashi's Marathi dark comedy Vaalvi will be released on OTT on February 24.

18 Feb 2023


Karan Johar to produce Hindi remake of Marathi film 'Jhimma'

Marathi film Sairat (2016) caught Karan Johar's attention which led him to back Dhadak, a Hindi remake of the former. The 2018 Shashank Khaitan also marked the debut of Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter in Bollywood.

15 Jan 2023

TV News

'TMKOC' actor Sunil Holkar passes away due to liver cirrhosis

In a massive loss to the Hindi TV industry, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah fame Sunil Holkar passed away on Friday at the age of 40.

14 Jan 2023


#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Marathi films needn't collaborate with others,' says Mahesh Kothare

Veteran actor-filmmaker Mahesh Kothare has completed 60 years in the industry.

13 Jan 2023

Box Office

'Varisu,' 'Thunivu': Check out box office collection of latest movies

The pressure of making big at the box office, post-COVID-19 has become a challenge.

12 Jan 2023


Marathi actor-director Mahesh Kothare's autobiography is about cinema and more

Veteran Marathi and Hindi actor Mahesh Kothare has penned an autobiography, titled, Damn It Aani Barach Kahi. After being an actor, director, and producer, he has now turned into a writer.

09 Aug 2022

Bigg Boss

Everything about Tejasswi Prakash's first Marathi movie 'Man Kasturi Re'

Popular television star and Bigg Boss Season 15's title winner Tejasswi Prakash's debut Marathi movie Man Kasturi Re finally received a release date on Monday.

15 Jul 2022


Watchlist: Top 5 movies you can stream on Voot

With the unprecedented boom in digital streaming, OTT platforms are now remarkably well-stocked with top-tier content.

18 Apr 2022

Upcoming Movies

'Sher Shivraj': First Marathi movie trailer gets launched in metaverse

Metaverse is slowly finding its place in the mainstream entertainment world.

09 Dec 2021

Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish Deshmukh's directorial debut, titled 'Ved,' to have wife Genelia

Riteish Deshmukh, who made his debut in 2003 with Tujhe Meri Kasam, is set to take a plunge.

20 Aug 2021


Chalachitram Film Festival: 'The Tainted Mirror' wins best film award

Director Romi Meitei's The Tainted Mirror from Manipur won the grand jury award for the best film at the fifth edition of the Chalachitram National Film Festival.

26 Jun 2021

Bollywood Life

People try to typecast actors by giving similar work: Girish

Every film is a journey into the unknown and that's what makes it special, says actor-filmmaker Girish Kulkarni, who was already an important name in the Marathi cinema before Anurag Kashyap's Ugly and Netflix series Sacred Games brought him to the attention of the Hindi audiences.

24 May 2021


Actors can shine only if content is good: Amruta Subhash

So far, actor Amruta Subhash has been able to do the unavoidable- to not get pigeonholed as an artist.

17 May 2021


Shreyas Talpade talks about being 'back-stabbed' by 'friends' in Bollywood

In Bollywood, you can't have real friends.

17 May 2021

Amazon Prime Video

Fortunate to get timeless roles: Neena Kulkarni

Veteran actor Neena Kulkarni says she feels blessed that her filmography comprises characters that have stood the test of time.

08 May 2021

Amazon Prime Video

'Photo-Prem' review: Light-hearted take on death, despair and fear

Neena Kulkarni-starrer Marathi comedy-drama Photo-Prem is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

03 May 2021

Amazon Prime Video

May 7 premiere for Marathi film 'Photo Prem' on Prime

Marathi drama Photo Prem will have a direct-to-digital release on May 7 on Amazon Prime Video, the streaming platform announced on Monday.

24 Apr 2021

Alfonso Cuaron

Cinema is my way of exploring insecurities: Chaitanya Tamhane

Cinema is a way of exploring insecurities, finding nuances and contradictions, and transforming it into a living, breathing story, says filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane who is making strides internationally with his second film The Disciple.

16 Feb 2021


Jaya Bachchan to make acting comeback after eight years?

Fans of veteran actor Jaya Bachchan have a reason to rejoice as she is set to return on the silver screen after nearly a decade.

18 Mar 2019


Madhuri Dixit-produced '15th August' to release on March-29 on Netflix

Madhuri Dixit's production debut, Marathi film 15th August, will release on Netflix on March 29, the streaming service announced today.

09 Nov 2018


Veteran Marathi actor Lalan Sarang dead at 79

Veteran Marathi actor and theatre personality Lalan Sarang died due to age-related ailments at a private hospital in Pune today.

30 Oct 2018


'Saaz' music composer Yeshwant Deo passes away at 91

Veteran Marathi musician Yeshwant Deo, who had composed music for many films including Shabana Azmi-starrer 'Saaz', passed away today. He was 91.

24 Aug 2018


Marathi actor Vijay Chavan, known for comic roles, passes away

Veteran Marathi actor Vijay Chavan, known for his comic roles, passed away this morning at Fortis Hospital in Mumbai's Mulund suburb after a prolonged illness, a hospital official said. He was 63.

06 Jul 2018

Akshay Kumar

Marathi cinema is better, bolder than Bollywood: Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar, who has turned presenter for 'Chumbak,' believes Marathi cinema is way ahead of Bollywood when it comes to exploring complex stories.