Marathi Biopic Movies That Should Definitely Be On Your Watch List
Marathi cinema is the oldest form of Indian cinema and over the years has produced some of the greatest movies of all time. From storyline to dialogues and from direction to the music, they execute every element of filmmaking with perfection. Many Marathi actors and directors have showcased their talent across different Indian cinemascope.
Marathi cinema is known for its wide range of themes, which includes, historical, social, political, romance, drama, etc. Apart from these, Marathi cinema has several biopic movies under its belt that are top-notch and perfect in terms of storytelling.
Below-mentioned are some of the greatest Marathi biopic movies we recommend you must watch-
Lata Bhagwan Kare - 2020
Director: Naveen Deshaboina
An inspiring tale of a woman who doesn’t back down from a challenge, the movie Lata Bhagwan Kare is one of the most inspiring Marathi biopic movies. It is based on the true story of a woman who participated in a marathon for her husband’s treatment at the age of 65. The titular role of Lata Bhagwan Kare was played by the real-life inspiration of the movie. The movie received the National Film Award - Special Mention at the 67th National Film Awards. With real-life characters being a part of the movie, it was more impactful, emotional and perfect on screen.
Watch the trailer of the movie Lata Bhagwan Kare: https://youtu.be/Y-hnH1MuFjY
Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli - 2019
Director: Mahesh Manjrekar
The movie Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli is based on the life of the renowned writer Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, famously known as Pu La Deshpande. It is one of the most interesting Marathi biopic movies that will keep you hooked till the end. The story of his life is adapted from the book “Aahe Manohar Tari”, written by his wife Sunita Deshpande. Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli is created in two parts owing to the many great works of Pu La Deshpande. The movie has more than 80 important characters.
Watch the trailer of the movie Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli: https://youtu.be/FbcKVZ1IPDw
Thackeray - 2019
Director: Abhijit Panse
As the name suggests, Thackeray, directed by Abhijit Panse, narrates the life story of Balasaheb Thackeray from a controversial cartoonist to a powerful Mumbai politician. One of the best Marathi biopic movies, it stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Amrita Rao in the lead role. The movie Thackeray was released right after Balasaheb Thackeray’s 93rd birthday. Nawazuddin’s performance as Balasaheb Thackeray is applause-worthy in the movie. The movie Thackeray was simultaneously made in Marathi and Hindi.
Watch the trailer of the movie Thackeray: https://youtu.be/INOTrg-wQgE
Anandi Gopal - 2019
Director: Sameer Vidhwans
Motivating and inspiring, Anandi Gopal is one of the most gripping Marathi biopic movies to watch. This Lalit Prabhakar and Bhagyashree Milind starrer movie is a biopic of the first Indian female doctor Anandi Gopal Joshi and showcases the struggles she and her husband face on the path to success. It is a tale of grit and determination that will make your eyes shine with pride. Anandi Gopal was even awarded as the best film at the Pune International Film Festival 2020.
An inspiring tale from the earliest times, Anandi Gopal is one of the must-watch Marathi movies.
Watch the trailer of the movie Anandi Gopal: https://youtu.be/mAS_hUTOJdY
Ani...Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar - 2018
Director: Abhijeet Deshpande
Based on the life journey of Marathi movie actor Kashinath Ghanekar, Ani...Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar is one of the most engaging Marathi biopic movies. The movie traces his journey from a dental surgeon to the first superstar of Marathi cinema. The titular role is played by Subodh Bhave with perfection, brilliance and the required complexity of the character. The grasping storyline of the movie Ani...Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar is supported by great cast performances and music.
Watch the trailer of the movie Ani...Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar: https://youtu.be/jQ3HgG5eC9c
Ekk Albela - 2016
Director: Shekhar Sartandel
The movie Ekk Albela tells the story of one of the greatest actors in Hindi cinema Bhagwan Abaji Palav, popularly known as Bhagwan Dada. It is one of the best Marathi biopic movies starring Mangesh Desai in the titular role. The very renowned Indian actress Vidya Balan did a cameo role as Geeta Bali in the movie Ekk Albela. Ekk Albela is the first Marathi movie to receive a British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) rating in the UK.
Watch the trailer of the movie Ekk Albela: https://youtu.be/zK1pwAuzbwA
Lokmanya: Ek Yugpurush - 2015
Director: Om Raut
Based on the life of the social reformer and freedom fighter of the Indian independence movement, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lokmanya: Ek Yugpurush is one of the most riveting Marathi biopic movies ever made. Subodh Bhave plays the titular role in the movie, supported by an exceptional cast. Lokmanya: Ek Yugpurush marked the debut of director Om Raut. The movie was a big hit at the box office and also one of the highest grossers of Subodh Bhave’s career. Watch Lokmanya: Ek Yugpurush with friends and family and go back to the history of India.
Watch the trailer of the movie Lokmanya: Ek Yugpurush: https://youtu.be/lRSrvLOMJoQ
Harishchandrachi Factory - 2009
Director: Paresh Mokashi
Experience the making of the first full-length Indian movie in one of the best Marathi biopic movies, Harishchandrachi Factory. Get a glimpse of the early life of the “Father of Indian Cinema” Dadasaheb Phalke and the struggles he faced during the production of the movie. Harishchandrachi Factory was selected as India's official entry to Academy Award under the Best Foreign Language Film Category. Nandu Madhav stars as the lead character of the movie and does complete justice to it. Harishchandrachi Factory won several accolades and is considered one of the best movies made in the history of Indian cinema.
Watch the trailer of the movie Harishchandrachi Factory: https://youtu.be/LPvvMbXLfpA