7 Best Marathi Films For A Cinema Lover

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Natsamrat (2016) - Prime Video

Nana Patekar gives his career-best performance in this Mahesh Manjrekar directorial that revolves around an ageing thespian who is neglected by his family. Watch out for that iconic monologue by Patekar in the goosebumps-inducing climax, which is a masterclass in acting.

Kachcha Limboo (2017) - ZEE5

This dark film, tackling mature themes, is about the struggles of a couple who have to deal with the growing sexual needs of their mentally challenged teenage son. The film, mostly shot in black-and-white, is also a National Award winner.

The Disciple (2020) - Netflix

In this film, Chaitanya Tamhane explores a classical singer's life-long quest for excellence while also dealing with crippling self-doubt and personal sacrifices. Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón was an executive producer in this film.

Jogwa (2009) - Sony LIV

Upendra Limaye won a National Award for his performance as a "Jogta" in this film that deals with the age-old devadasi system and has a brilliant soundtrack. Limaye's performance was also included in the Forbes list of 25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema.

Astitva (2000) - JioCinema

Starring Tabu, this is one of the earliest feminist films with a housewife as its protagonist who struggles to assert her identity. The film, shot simultaneously in Hindi and Marathi, earned a National Award along with several awards and appreciation for Tabu's performance.

Fandry (2013) - ZEE5

Nagraj Manjule's directorial debut film is a young and innocent love story marred by the evils of caste discrimination. The director received a National Award for Best Debut Film and went on to portray similar themes in his next, the 2016 blockbuster Sairat.

Kaksparsh (2012) - ZEE5

Set in the pre-Independence era, this tragic film has an intense but pure love story at its core and explores the struggles of a young widow in an orthodox society. Priya Bapat and Sachin Khedekar gave exceptional performances in this film.

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