marathi cinema children

Marathi Cinema and its Children

Back in 2011 in my attempt to chronicle the new wave of marathi films I wasn’t able to find a common feature or attribute that these films can be identified with. But now if you look back over the marathi films that have been made since then it becomes apparent that many of these filmmakers…

The flying side kick

When Akshay Kumar Had Chest Hair

The 90s are also exactly the first 10 years of my life. Naturally, I associate the decade with a lot of innocence. When you are that young there is a kind of purity in your choices and intentions. You like or dislike certain things only because ‘you’ feel so. You can’t really explain why, but…

ugly Inspector Jadhav

Girish Kulkarni: The Actor

Girish Kulkarni’s dazzling performance as Inspector Jadhav in Ugly has caught the attention of many a movie buffs. Those who have been following the resurgence of marathi cinema would certainly recognise him as one of the torchbearers of the new wave of quality marathi films. He has consistently churned out superlative stuff as an actor-cum-screenwriter,…

Iruvar (Parakash Raj-Revathi)

Two Crafty “Suhaag Raat” Scenes

The wedding night or the suhaag raat still has a lot of significance in Indian culture. The conservative Indian society still banishes pre-marital sex and thus the wedding night is supposed to be the first time the bride and the groom make their relationship sexual, with the acceptance of the society. Indian cinema has used…