At least nine Marathi films will be hitting the screens across Maharashtra during December 2013, as per announcements made by producers and filmmakers so far. The releases of almost half of the films releasing during this month had been postponed earlier on one or more occasions.
The last month of this year begins with one of the much-awaited films, titled Pitruroon, which releases on December 6. Directed by Nitish Bharadwaj, it is a production of Indian Magic Eye (IME) Motion Pictures.
Pitruroon is based on well-known writer Sudha Murthy’s novel, which has been adapted for the screen by Nitish Bharadwaj and Pravin Tarde. Bollywood actress Tanuja is returning to Marathi cinema with Pitruroon. Actor Sachin Khedekar will be seen in double role for first time. The film also features actors Suhas Joshi, Mrunal Deshpande, Poorvi Bhave, Ketaki Vilas, Omkar Kulkarni, Madhura Jugade, Rupesh Bane and Om Bhutkar.
Also releasing on December 6 is Anil Kakade’s Thoda Tujh Thoda Majha, a film on three generations and their changing values and culture. The film features Vikram Gokhale, Ajinkya Deo, Varsha Usgaonkar, Ashok Samarth and Nikhil Kakade among others.
The second Friday, December 13, will see releases of three films. Dhamak, directed by Rajendra Bandivadekar, is an action film, starring Aniket Vishwasrao in the lead role. The release of this film has been postponed at least twice earlier. It also stars Girija Joshi, Mohan Joshi and Vidyadhar Joshi.
Director Nitin Kamble is coming up with a new-age love-story titled Mee Aani U, which is about today’s youth, whose relationships are made and maintained on social networking sites. The film features Bhushan Pradhan, Sai Lokur, Sayaji Shinde, Mohan Joshi, Pradeep Welankar, Mangesh Desai and Vijay Patkar.
Chandrakant Dudhgaonkar-directed Angarki will also release of December 13. The film stars Makrand Anaspure, Tejaswini Pandit, Avtar Gill, Sharad Ponkshe and Dr Vilas Ujawane.
The third Friday, December 20, will see release of only one Marathi film titled Khara Sangu Khota Khota. Directed by Sanjeev Naik, it’s a presentation of Abhiruchi Films. The film stars Ashok Saraf, Sayaji Shinde, Nirmitee Sawant, Trishala Shah and Analesh Desai. It is a humorous love-story of a couple, whose parents are arch-rivals of the village.
The last Friday of the year, December 27, will see three Marathi film hitting the screens. Maat is the debut Marathi film of Bollywood actor Isha Koppikar, who has been paired with actor Sameer Dharmadhikari for the first time. The film, directed by Manohar Sarvankar, has been produced by Manali Mangesh Sawant and presented by Sailee Dream Ventures. Maat is based on Tejaswini Dinesh Pandit’s novel titled Setu, and its screenplay and dialogues have been written by Sambhaji Sawant.
Small-screen actress Tejashree Walawalkar is also making her film debut with Maat. The film’s star-cast also includes Suhas Palshikar, Meghna Vaidya, Manjusha Godse, Rajendra Shisatkar, Rajan Joshi, Suruchi Adarkar and others. Late Anand Abhyankar will also be seen in the guest appearance.
Marathi film Rangkarmi shows the journey of a struggling theatre actor. Directed by Sanjeev Kolte, the film has been produced by Sumeet H Mittal and Shashi Mittal. The film stars Dr Amol Kolhe, Mohan Joshi and Sharmishtha Raut.
While Marathi film Laxmi Tujhyavina, written by Satish Telang and directed by Deepak Kadam, is a small-town love-triangle that also comments on women empowerment. The film stars Sanjay Shejwal, Saee Ranade and Priyanka Dhanlaxmi in the lead roles.