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Jabbar Patel

Dr. Jabbar Patel (born 23 June 1942, Pandharpur) is a renowned theatre and film director of India. His production of the play Vijay Tendulkar's play Ghashiram Kotwal, in 1973 is considered a classic in Modern Indian Theatre .

He is the maker of classics films in Marathi cinema, like, Jait Re Jait (Mohan Agashe, Smita Patil), Umbartha (Smita Patil, Girish Karnad), Simhasan (Nana Patekar, Shreeram Lagoo, Reema Lagoo) [2] Some of his other films are, Mukta, Ek Hota Vidushak, and Musafir(Hindi). His most acclaimed film is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar released in 1999. He won the 1995 Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for his Marathi film, Mukta.


Born in 1942 in Pandharpur in Maharashtra he was earlier a paediatrician. He founded the noted Marathi experimental theatre group, 'Theatre Academy', which stage Vijay Tendulkar's Ghashiram Kotwal in 1973, followed by, 'Teen Paishacha Tamasha', an adaptation of Brecht's Threepenny Opera in 1974.

For eminent Marathi theatre personality and film director Jabbar Patel, tackling a political subject is not something new. Whether it was Umbartha, Jait Re Jait, or Simhasan for the silver screen, or Ghasiram Kotwal for the stage, this paediatrician-turned-director has created a ripple with his handling of political subjects. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, his celluloid biopic on the Dalit leader, which has been in the making for the past nine years, is now finally seeing the light of the day. The film which fetched Malayalam superstar Mammooty a National award in 1999, however took a while to reach the audience .

Talking to visibly relaxed Dr Patel at his Nehru Centre office in Worli, the first question that popped into one's head was regarding the delay in the release of the film. According to the director, after the English version received the award, "the decision was taken to go in for different dubbing versions. It was decided to dub the film in eight languages. So it needed time to write the script, go for script approval from prominent Sahitya Akademi winners," he said. That entailed going for different dubbing teams and a series of different voice trials. Mammooty is doing the Malayalam and Tamil dubbing but not the Hindi .

Besides these technical hitches, there was also the problem of distribution as the film needed the approval of both the governments of Maharashtra and India. (The National Film Development Corporation did not have the infrastructure to release the film). So the terms and conditions of both pairs of governments had to be worked out. Approval had to be sought from different government departments like finance and culture before the release happened. But Dr Patel is a relaxed man today and is grateful for the support and cooperation that he has received from the various governments which were in power at the state in centre .

Talking about how he got hooked on to the subject of Dr Ambedkar, Dr Patel said: "Dalit literature has created a lot of awareness in Maharashtra. It is extremely rich and powerful. So any sensitive Marathi knows what the Ambedkar movement is. In Maharashtra, you can't avoid the influence of Dalit literature," he explained .

In 1989, Dr Patel was approached by the Films Division to make a documentary on Ambedkar. His name had been suggested by many as the right man for the job. The director made it clear right from the beginning that it was not possible to make a film like that in 20 minutes. He told them that he would have to travel extensively, maybe even abroad, and get to know the man. He was given a carte blanche by the then Films Division head to shoot at Columbia University if he so wanted .

Describing his feelings on reaching the massive Columbia University campus, Dr Patel said that in those days no Black was allowed into the varsity and here was Dr Ambedkar, a man from a discriminated class studying at this prestigious university. To the right of the campus was the Black-infested locality of Harlem. "He must be walking through Harlem. So many dramatic things must have happened to him," he adds .

Deciding then to make a feature film on Babasaheb whenever he would be able to raise the money, Dr Patel found himself attending a meeting for the centenary celebrations of Dr Ambedkar. The director happened to be sitting next to Mrinal Gore and told her about his plans. When it was Ms Gore's turn to speak, she mooted the idea of a feature film on the Dalit messiah. The then Chief Minister Sharad Pawar sanctioned Rs 1 crore for the project and the Centre five crore. Incidentally, Richard Attenborough's Gandhi made in 1980 had a budget of 18 crores. Dr Patel was expected to give a similar touch to the life of Dr Ambedkar on a budget of six crore only !.

Commenting on the controversy raised over the manner in which Mahatma Gandhi was portrayed in the film, Dr Patel said: "See, the film is on Dr Ambedkar. Only those portions of Mahatma Gandhi will come which are related to Dr Ambedkar. This is what Mahatma Gandhi was in his life. Whatever Mahatma's views, they are there in the film. He wanted to remove untouchability but he had his own way of doing things which Dr Ambedkar didn't have. Let time decide. Ultimately, time will tell whether what Mahatmaji was saying was right or what Ambedkar was saying was right. People are watching today what happened in the 1930s, 40s. We should be healthy enough to debate on it. And after all, the same right of expression has been given by Dr Ambedkar in the Constitution," he argues .

Anyone who has seen the film will agree that Dr Ambedkar could not have been possible without Mammooty. How did the filmmaker settle on him? "I was making a film in English and I went all around the world, met and saw actors in Canada, United States and Britain. Physically, many actors in America came close but I was not sure about how they would portray the whole sensibility and inner turmoil. I was also not happy about the gestures. I had shortlisted 2-3 people and knew that it would be troublesome as I would have to get them here and train them. So I was not really happy. Then I decided to do something about Mammooty, who was hiding in my mind for a very long time." So started the entire exercise of doing computer graphics on Mammootry's face. The results showed that physically he came very close. When the director approached him initially through a third person, the southern superstar laughed off the idea.

But once Mammooty agreed to do the role he got into it wholeheartedly. He made several physical changes like shaving off his moustache and his hair to get the receding hairline. "He gave a terrific performance. He not only had to look like Ambedkar, but had to smile and get angry like Ambedkar. One can act emotional, show anger and all that. But how do you show that you are intelligent." And Mammooty achieved that so easily in the film

According to Dr Patel, the actor "listened to me very carefully, read the script very carefully. He also requested that we should not take too many rehearsals. So we were very particular to can the shot in one or two takes. Mammooty's journey was from inwards. He was trying to construct a role from within with a cerebral support. You will notice that he doesn't have many big speeches in the film. But he's still so expressive in silence," says Patel

One final question. Why was the film so long? Dr Patel is at pains to explain: "It's the life, not the film, the person which is so important. We have so many preconceived ideas of Ambedkar, as if he is responsible for many evils in this country. I'm not overexplaining. Just putting it in proper perspective. So it needs footage. I think each and every scene has a bearing on his life. I have tried to keep the relevant points. In seeing the film, you come to pay tributes to this great man. This is his life. You can't do injustice to this life," he says, defending the length of the film.

As a director

  • Samna (1974)
  • Jait Re Jait (1977)
  • Simhasan (1980)
  • Umbartha (1982)
  • Musafir (1986)
  • Maharashtra (1986)
  • Mi SM (1987)
  • Pathik (1988)
  • Laxman Joshi (1989)
  • Indian Theatre (1990)
  • Forts of Maharashtra (1990)
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (1991)
  • Ek Hota Vidushak (1992)
  • Mukta (1994)

Dilip Prabhavalkar

Dilip Prabhavalkar is an Indian Marathi film and television actor. Although he has established himself as a prominent Marathi stage and movie actor for a while now, he became particularly known on the national scene for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the 2006 film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai. He reprised the role of Gandhi in the Telugu language remake, Shankar Dada Zindabad. He has recently appeared in Sarkar Raj as Rao Saab.


Dilip Prabhavalkar gained a Master's degree in Biophysics and a diploma from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, before working for a pharmaceutical company and as a partner in a video production unit. During this period, he performed as an actor in several children's plays and experimental plays staged at Chhabildas.


His first major performance was in Lobh Nasava Hi Vinanti a play written by Vijay Tendulkar and directed by Arvind Deshpande. In 1991, however, he decided to choose acting as a career.

In children's and amateur theatre, Prabhavalkar was associated with Ratnakar Matkari's group and performed in all the plays staged by the troupe. His performances of a simpleton in Prem Kahani and Vidur in Aranyak - a play based on the Mahabharat - were awarded prizes at the Maharashtra State Drama Festival.

He gained huge popularity because of his role as Chimanrao in the television serial "Chimanrao Gundyabhau" based on a series of short stories by C.V. Joshi. His Chimanrao is still popular and he recreated this character in his play Hasva Phasvi.

Dilip Prabhavalkar also starred in a Bollywood movie Encounter: The Killing as an old gangster, Punappa Avade in 2002. However, he achieved nation-wide recognition when he portrayed the role of Mahatma Gandhi in 2006 film Lage Raho Munna Bhai. The film created a nation-wide awareness of Gandhian thoughts through the protagonist Munnabhai played by Sanjay Dutt. He reprised his role in Telugu remake of this movie called Shankar Dada Zindabad. His acting in a Marathi TV Serial " Shreeyut Gangadhar Tipare", as Mr. Gangadhar Tipare gained a huge polularity. In this serial he portrayed an elderly senior citizen in a joint family. The serial covered social issues faced by common man in his day to day life.


  • He was awarded the prestigious "Bal Gandharva Puraskar(Award)" in June 2006. This award is given to persons that excel in the field of Arts like Acting, Music etc.
  • In 1992, he received the Maharashtra State award for best actor for his portrayal of a disabled boy in the film Chaukat Raja.
  • In 2008, he won Two National Awards, both for best supporting actor in two films, namely the cult 2006 blockbuster 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' and 'Shevri', a Marathi film.

    Film and television

  • bokya satbande (2009)
  • Sankat City (2009) - Ganpat Gajanan Jagirdar
  • Sarkar Raj (2008) - Rao Saab
  • Shankar Dada Zindabad (2007) - Mahatma Gandhi
  • Shiva (2006) - Chief Minister
  • Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) - Mahatma Gandhi
  • Paheli (2005)
  • Aga Bai Arrecha (2004) - Shriranga Deshmukh's father
  • Chupke Se (2003) - Mega's father/Income Tax officer
  • Encounter The killing (2002) - Ponappa
  • Shriyut Gangadhar Tipre, ZeeTv Marathi (2001)
  • Ratra Aarambha (1999)
  • Sarkarnama (1997) - Cultural Minister
  • Zapatlela (1992)
  • Chaukat Raja (1991)
  • Ek Daav Bhutacha (1982)
  • Chimanrao, Doordarshan, 1977-79.


  • Double role as Anna and the mother-in-law in Pradeep Dalvi's farce Vasuchi Sasu.
  • The young as well as old Rajabhau in Chook Bhool Dyavi Ghyavi - a light comedy written by Prabhavalkar.
  • The caring but possessive father in Ratnakar Matkari's drama Jawai Maza Bhala.
  • The senile Nana in Jaywant Dalvi's Sandhyachhaya.
  • The double role of the debonair, flirtatious Raje and a local constable in Prof. Toradmal's Kalam 302 (adaptation of Sleuth).
  • The alcoholic barrister in Matkari's Ghar Tighancha Hava (a play on the life of Tarabai Modak).
  • The nondescript but determined common man in P. L. Deshpande's Ek Zunj Waryashi (an adaptation of The Last Appointment).
  • The father of a disabled son in Jaywant Dalvi's Natigoti.
  • Six different characterisations in Hasvaphasvi, a comedy written by Prabhavalkar.
  • A buck-toothed apparently harmless man who in reality is a twisted, evil man in Salsood.
  • A naive, innocent schoolteacher who is assisted by a ghost in Ek Dav Bhutacha.

Bharat Jadhav

Bharat Jadhav is a popular Marathi theatre and film actor. He is known as a comedian, particularly when working in commercial Marathi cinema and drama. His play Sahi re Sahi is one of the most successful Marathi plays ever[citation needed]. He has also starred in Shrimant Damodarpant, All the Best, and Aamchya Sarkhe Aamhich.

He began his acting career in 1985, when he joined Maharashtrachi Lokdhara dance troupe, under the guidance of Sahir Sable.


  • 2010 - Ringa Ringa
  • 2010 - Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho
  • 2009 - Lagnachi Varat Londonchya Gharat (Marathi)
  • 2008 - Galgale Nighale (Marathi)
  • 2008 - Saade Maade Teen (Marathi)
  • 2008 - Gondya Martay Tangda (Marathi)
  • 2007 - Mukkam post London (Marathi)
  • 2007 - Bakula Namdeo Ghotale (Marathi)
  • 2006 - Nana Mama (Marathi)
  • 2006 - Maza Navara Tuzi Bayako (Marathi)
  • 2006 - Namdaar Mukhyamantri Ganpya Gawde (Marathi)
  • 2006 - Jatra (Marathi)
  • 2006 - Chalu Navara Bholi Bayako(Marathi)
  • 2005 - Khabardar (Marathi)
  • 2005 - Pachadlela (Marathi)
  • 2005 - Sarivar Sari (Marathi)
  • 2004 - House Full (Marathi)
  • 2004 - Nawryachi Kamaal Baaykochi Dhamaal (Marathi)
  • 2003 - Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye (Hindi)
  • 2000 - Khatarnak (Marathi)
  • 1999 - Vaastav :The Reality (Hindi)
  • 1999 - Hassa Chakat Fu (Marathi)

Varsha Usgaonkar

Varsha Usgaonkar is an Indian film actress from Goa, who has worked in various Bollywood and Marathi movies as the leading lady. During the 1990s, she was the most popular actress in Marathi cinema.

Varsha has to her credit many Marathi hits such as Sawat Majhi Ladki, Navari Mile Navryala, Dhumakul, Lapandaav, Aflatoon, Gadbal Gotala and others. She has also starred as the lead actress in the Bollywood films Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi and Pathreela Raasta. In 2005 she appeared in the Bollywood films Mangal Pandey and Mr Ya Miss as a supporting actress. In the Faisal Saif-directed controversial Hindi feature Film, Jigyaasa, Varsha played Mother to Hrishitaa Bhatt. The role of Uttara, wife of Abhimanyu and mother of Parikshit, (the future of the Bharat Dynasty in Mahabharata) created a turning point in her career and she is indeed remembered for her short performance in the epic. Varsha started her television career in the late 1990s, after taking a hiatus from movies. She has appeared in the Marathi shows Aakash Zep and Eka Mekansathi, and she has also acted in the Hindi television serials Alvida Darling, Tanhaa and Anhonee. She has two sisters Tosha and Manisha. She is the daughter of Goas former speaker.


  • Gammat Jammat (in Marathi)(1987)
  • Mal Masala
  • Aflatoon
  • Shubh Magal Sawadhaan
  • Kuth Kuth Shodu Tila
  • Khatyal Sasu Natyal Sun
  • Pasand Aahe Mulagi
  • Sant Gyaneshwar (in Marathi)
  • Paij Lagnachi
  • Saglikade Bomba-Bomb
  • Doodh Ka Karz (in Hindi) (1990)
  • Hafta Band (1991)
  • Khalnayika
  • Saathi
  • Tiranga (1992)
  • Ghar Jamai
  • Beta Ho To Aisa
  • Style (2001)
  • Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)
  • Jigyaasa (2006)


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Suryakant Mandhare

Dhruv Bahirji Nike Sasurvas
Jai Bhavani Meeth Bhakar Shilanganache Sone
Ketakichya Banat Bala Jo Jo Re Swarajyacha Shiledar
Akher Jamla Stri Janma Tuzi Kahani Aqushwant Ho Bala
Muke Lekaru Mazi Jameen Kanchanganga
Maharani Yesubai Purushachi Jat Saser Maher
Shubh Mangal Bal Maza Navasacha Bahubeej
Kul Daiwat Punvechi Ratra Gath Padli Thaka Thaka
Jaga Wegli Ghoshat Pawan Khind Ran Pakhra
Ghruh Deveta Phile Prem Preeti Sangam
Sant Changdeo Akash Ganga Pativrata
Sangyate Aika Shikleli Baiko Antaricha Diva
Knaya Dan Lagnala Jato Me Panchaarti
Salami Sakhya Sawara Mala Bhav Tethe Dev
Kalank Shobha Manasala Pankh Astat Rang Panchmi
Garba Gahrchi Lek Gavchi Izzat Fakira
Mohitanchi Majula Subhadra Haran Thoratanchi Manjula
Thorattanchi Kamala Tu Sukhi Raha Sant Nivrutti - Gyanadeo
Malhari Martand Sadhi Manse Hi Nar Roopsundri
Patilachi Sun Pawankathcha Dhondi Tochi Sadhu Olkhawa
Bara Varshae Saha mahine Teen Diwas Pathcha Bhau Sangu Kashi Me
Amhi Jto Amachya Gava Angai Dhanya te Sambhaji Maharaj
Murli Malhari Raichi

Zunzarrao Agaryahun Sutka
Bebandshahi Sahyadricha Sona
Shantisangram Dilya Ghari tu Sukhi Raha
Nilwanti Lagnachi Bedi
Tuze Ahe Tuzpashi Katha Kunachi ani Vathaya Kunachi
Jeevan Maze Gangajal Akashachi Unchi Thengani
Maza Kuna Mhanu Me Hi Khant jalite Mana
Pathlag Vadalvel
Eka ho Eka Pavana Ala Re Ala
Aaj Eath Tar Udya Titha Atharava Varis Lagnacha
Dasara Uajadala Rat Rangleli Punveachi
Patilachya Pori Jara Japun Usala Lagal Kolha
Solav Varis Dhokyacha Jali Madhi Pikali Karvanda
Tumhavari Jiv Maza Jadala Eashkachi Engali Dasli
Lakhat Herla Dhani Hawaldar Bhola Baivar Dola
Baiko Bilandar Navara Kalandar Tumhavar Keli me Marji Bahal
Gela Sodun Maza Kanha Vilaspurchi Rambha
Galala Lagala Masa Tumhi Ho Maze Bajirao

Jayshree Gadkar

Jayshree Gadkar
(21 February 1942 - 29 August 2008) was a noted Marathi movie actress and a star of Marathi cinema in the 1960s.

Early life

Jayashree was born in a Konkani speaking family at Kanasgiri (Sadashivgad), Karwar, Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India, and began her career as a child dance artist.


She went on to have a film career spanning four decades, starting as a film tamasha dancer, to a lead actress, and then a director. Jayshree acted in about 250 films with a rich repertoire of mythologicals. Her first hit was Sangtye Aika. She also published an autobiography, Ashi Mi Jayshri.


Jayshree Gadkar's first role was that of a group dancer in V. Shantaram's Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje in 1955 which included Sandhya as the leading lady. Later well known Marathi film Director Dinkar D patil gave Jayshree Gadkar a break in a small role and dance in his Marathi Movie "Disat Tasa Nasat", with Raja Gosavi. This paved her way into mainstream Marathi cinema further Jayshree Gadkar became leading actress in Marathi Film Industry.
Her hits include Aaliya Bhogasi, Ghat Padli Thaka Thaka, Sangtye Aika, Avghachi Sansar, Mohityanchi Manjula, Saadhi Mansa, Gharkul, Chandoba Chandoba Bhaaglas Ka and Manini.
Gadkar turned to movie direction with the release of Saasar Maher and Ashi Asavi Saasu. She also acted in Ramanand Sagar's T.V.Series Ramayana as mother of Rama(Kaushalya) along with her husband who was father of Rama(Dasharath). Her home adores with the photo of both in Ramayana costume.
1958 PARDA (Marathi)
1967 LAV KUSH (New)
1980 SAWAT
1981 ALAKH NIRANJAN (1981)
1982 AAVAN


Jayshree Gadkar has received awards for her part in the films Manini, Vaijantha, Sawal Mazha Aika, and Saadhi Mansa.

Sachin Pilgaonkar

Sachin Pilgaonkar
(born 17 August 1957) often known by his first name as just Sachin, is an Indian movie and TV actor as well as producer. He has acted in a substantial number of Marathi, Bhojpuri and Hindi movies as well, and has produced and directed some successful comedy shows on Indian television.

Early life

Sachin Pilagaonkar was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra in a Konkani Gaud Saraswat Brahmin family. His ancestral roots are from Goa.


Sachin Pilgaonkar started his film career as a child artist in the Marathi film 'Ha maaza marg ekla' which means 'This is my own singular path'. He won the National Award for the same. His Excellency Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan handed him the award. As a child actor he appeared in prominent films such as Jewel Thief and Brahmachari and Mela. As a child artiste, his best buddy was Junior Mehmood, with whom he first did the Shammi Kapoor-starrer Brahmachari as nine-year old kids, and have done about 15 films together as child artistes.

He switched to playing lead roles for a brief time with Rajshri Productions' Geet Gaata Chal. In this he paired with Sarika and the films unexpected success made them a lead pair for other films. Some of his roles as the lead were Balika Badhu, College Girl, and Rajshri Productions Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se and Nadiya Ke Paar.

Character roles

With Trishul, he switched back to support roles and was part of successful movies such as Sholay and Satte Pe Satta but as roles dried up he took to direction, making Marathi movies and producing TV serials. He is one the most well-known Marathi film directors.


Sachin turned to Indian Television in the 90s, when he directed a superhit Hindicomedy show, Tu Tu Main Main on Hindi National channel Star Plus, which starred his wife Supriya and Reema Lagoo. He also directed a show "Rin 1 2 3" on Hindi National channel Star-Plus, which used to show parodies on Bollywood movies. He also directed the sitcom, Hudd Kar Di starring Dara Singh, which too initially did well, but later was pulled off. In the meantime, he also anchored Hindi music shows like Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari and various other events and Marathi film award ceremonies. In 2006, he, along with his wife, Supriya, won the Hindi dance Reality Show Nach Baliye, pocketing Rs. 40 lakh {Approx. $100,000}, beating nine other celebrity contestant pairs. In late 2007, he started a new programme on Zee Marathi, known as Eka Peksha Ek, which is based on dance contests, finding hidden talent in all the areas of the state of Maharashtra in India.

Sachin has also been directing Marathi films since the 80s. He started directing with Mai Baap which received critical acclaim, but started tasting commercial success only with 1984's Navri Mile Navryala, which also starred his future wife, Supriya. Further movies like Gammat Jammat and Maza Pati Karodpati cemented his place in the Marathi film industry. However, he tasted major success in 1988's Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi, which starred himself and the two reigning superstars of Marathi cinema, Ashok Saraf and Laxmikant Berde. The movie was a runaway hit, establishing Sachin as a hitmaker. He then changed track to experimental cinema with the next two films, but returned to comedy with Amchyasarkhe Aamhich which proved to be yet another hit.

All the marathi movies he produced or directed were inspired by old Hindi flop movies.



  1. Aamhi Saatpute (2008) - Inspired by Hindi Movie Satte Pe Satta
  2. Hee Porgi Kunachi (2006) (Guest)
  3. Navra Mazha Navsacha (2004)
  4. Aisi Bhi Kya Jaldi Hai (1996)
  5. Aayatya Gharat Gharoba (1991) - Inspired by Hindi Movie "Charan Das"
  6. Amchyasarkhe Aamich (1990) - Inspired by an old English movie "Double Trouble"
  7. Eka Peksha Ek (1990)
  8. Atmavishwas (1989)
  9. Bhutacha Bhau (1989) - Inspired by Hindi Movie - Gazab
  10. Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988)
  11. Mazha Pati Karodpati (1988)
  12. Gammat Jammat (1987)
  13. Navri Mile Navryala (1984)
  14. Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) - hugely successful Bhojpuri film
  15. Ashta Vinayak (1979)
  16. Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978)
  17. Balika Badhu (1976)
  18. Sholay (1975)


  1. Aamhi Saatpute (2008)
  2. Navra Mazha Navsacha (2004)
  3. Kunku (1994)
  4. Aayatya Gharat Gharoba (1991)
  5. Eka Peksha Ek (1990)
  6. Amchyasarkhe Aamich (1990)
  7. Atmavishwas (1989)
  8. Bhutacha Bhau (1989)
  9. Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988)
  10. Mazha Pati Karodpati (1988)
  11. Gammat Jammat (1987)
  12. Navri Mile Navryala (1984)
  13. Savvasher (1984)
  14. Mai Baap (1982)

Sachin has directed Subhash Ghai's film "Prem Deewane".

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Ganpat Patil

Ganpat Patil
(1920 - March 23, 2008), was a notable actor in Marathi movies and drama. He was nicknamed Nachya , an traditional character in Marathi Tamasha's and Lavani's, due to his portrayal of this character.

Early life

Ganpat Patil, born in 1920, had a rough childhood due to early demise of his father. After his father's demise he along with this mother had to take up menial jobs for supporting their family of seven. Even though their lively hood mostly came off selling garlands and bread, Ganpat desired to get into acting. As a child actor he got his first a role as an extra in the film Bal Dhruv.

Acting career

In an acting career spanning 62 films and 17 drama's Ganpat specialized in the acting Nachya role . Ganpat Patil started his Nachya role in dramas in ‘’Aika Ho Aika’’ and ‘’Jali Mandi Pikali Karavand’’. This got attention of director Krishna Patil who offered him similar role in the film ‘’Waghya Murali’’.

Even though Ganpat was acted in supported roles, he played a lead role in Bhalji Pendharkar’s movie ‘’Sakhya Sajana’’. The movie script was specifically writing with Ganpat in mind and about a nachya in films who is not happy about his sexuality and decides to get it treated after which he regains confidence and live a married happy life eventually. Apparently for this movie Ganpat Patil had to give up a Nachya role in V. Shantaram’s film Pinjara.


  • Chitrabhushan award (2006) for his contribution to Marathi movies

Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Chitrapat Mahamandal (ABMCM) honored Ganpat Patil with Chitrabhushan award in 2006 for his contribution and service to the Marathi film industry. He was also conferred with the Zee Marathi Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Shreeram Lagoo

Dr. Shreeram Lagoo is an Indian film and theatre actor, both in Hindi and Marathi, where he was most known for his character roles in films.

Dr. Shreeram Lagoo has acted in over 100 Hindi and Marathi films, over 40 Marathi, Hindi and Gujarathi plays, and has directed over 20 Marathi plays. He is considered one of the greatest actors of Marathi stage during the second half of twentieth century. He has also been very vocal and active in furthering progressive and rational social causes, for example in 1999, he and social activist G P Pradhan be undertook a fast in support of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare. He won the 1978 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Hindi film Gharaonda.

Early life and education

He was born on 16 November 1927 at Satara district, in Maharashtra state of India to Dr. Balakrishna Chintaman and Mrs. Satyabhama Lagoo, the eldest of four children. He attended Bhave High School, Fergusson College (University of Pune), and B.J. Medical College in Pune (Poona), India.


He started acting in plays while attending Medical School. Once bitten by the theater bug, he continued his dramatic activity through the anvant garde group "Progressive Dramatic Association" which he started with like-minded senior friends like Bhalaba Kelkar. Meanwhile he trained as an ENT surgeon in Mumbai in the early fifties and practiced in Pune for 6 years before going to Canada and England for additional training.

He practiced medicine in Pune, India and Tabora, Tanzania in the sixties but his theater activity through Progressive Dramatic Association in Pune and "Rangaayan" in Mumbai continued when he was in India. Finally, in 1969 he became a full time actor on Marathi stage, debuting in the play "Ithe Oshalala Mrityu" written by Vasant Kanetkar.

He was the first protagonist of the famous Marathi play Natasamrat written by Kusumagraj (Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar) and is best remembered for that role.

His wife, Deepa Lagoo is also a noted theatre, television and film actress.


  • Pinjra (1972)
  • Samna (1974)
  • Mere Saath Chal (1974)
  • Ponga Pandit (1975)
  • Chalte Chalte (1976)
  • Barood (1976)
  • Aaj Ka Ye Ghar (1976)
  • Hera Pheri (1976)
  • Aaj Ka Ye Ghar (1976)
  • Bullet (1976)
  • Shankar Hussain (1977)
  • Kinara (1977)
  • Inkaar (1977)
  • Gharaonda (The Nest) (1977)
  • Agar (1977)
  • Immaan Dharam (1977)
  • Kitaab (1977)
  • Shalimar (1978)
  • Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978)
  • Mera Rakshak (1978)
  • Devata (1978)
  • Des Pardes (1978)
  • Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan (1978)
  • Naya Daur (1978)
  • Damaad (1978)
  • College Girl (1978)
  • Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
  • Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978)
  • Muqabla (1979)
  • Magroor (1979)
  • Dooriyaan (1979)
  • Sargam (1979)
  • Jurmana (1979)
  • Manzil (1979)
  • Meera (1979)
  • Tarana (1979)
  • Hum Tere Ashiq Hain (1979)
  • Ladke Baap Se Badke (1979)
  • Swayamvar (1980)
  • Nishana (1980)
  • Kasturi (1980)
  • Bin Maa Ke Bachche (1980)
  • Do Aur Do Paanch (1980)
  • Lootmaar (1980)
  • Thodisi Bewafaii (1980)
  • Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980)
  • Zaakol (1980)
  • Neeyat (1980)
  • Gehrayee (1980)

    Awards and recognitions

  • In 1978, Lagoo won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his work in Gharaonda.
  • 1997: Kalidas Samman
  • In April 2006, he was awarded the Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratisthan for his contribution to cinema and theater.
  • 2007: ‘Punyabhushan’ Puraskar.

Nilu Phule

Nilu Phule
(died 13 July 2009) was an Indian actor known for his roles in the Marathi language movies and Marathi theatre. Nilu Phule had acted in around 250 Marathi and Hindi movies during his film career.Phule was also a social worker, and was associated with Rashtra Seva Dal.

Early life

Nilu Phule was born in either 1930 or 1931 (depending on the source) in Pune as Nilkanth Krushnaji Phule to the clan of the noted social worker Jyotiba Phule.
Phule's first job was that of a gardener at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, aged 17. He used to get a salary of Rs. 80 per month, out of which, he used to donate Rs. 10 to the Rashtriya Seva Dal, a social organization he was involved with. He wanted to pursue his gardening career forward, but due to lack of financial support, he could not start his own plant nursery. During this time, at the age of 20, Nilu was inspired by Rabindranath Tagore's writings and went on to write a drama, Udyan. His composing for the drama Yedya Gabalache Kam Nahi during the 1957 Lok Sabha elections garnered him fame.

Acting career

Nilu Phule began his theatrical career with the Marathi folk performances (loknatya).[3] His first professional drama was Katha Akalecha Kandyachi, which went on to have over 2000 shows. It was based on this success that he was offered his first movie Ek Gaav Baara Bhanagadi, by Anant Mane in 1968.
Nilu often played villains; most notably his portrayal of Sakharam Binder, an exploiter of women for sexual desires. Some of his notable film roles include: a power-drunk politician in Mahesh Bhatt's Saaransh, a political journalist in Jabbar Patel's Sinhasan, and a sugar tycoon in Jabbar Patel's Saamna.
One of Phule's most notable theatrical performances include his role as the eponymous hero of Vijay Tendulkar's Sakharam Binder (first staged in 1972). Kamlakar Sarang, who directed the first production of the play in 1972, was apprehensive of Phule's reticence. However, he was convinced that Phule would be fit for the role, when Vijay Tendulkar reminded him of Phule's aggressive performance as a minister in another play, Katha Aklechya Kandyachi.
According to Phule, his acting style was influenced by Hollywood films like Double Life, Gone With The Wind and Roman Holiday.


Nilu Phule died on 13 July 2009, aged 78, from esophageal cancer. He is survived by his wife, Rajani Phule, and their daughter, Gargi Phule Thatte.


  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1991), by the President of India
  • Maharastra State Award for Haat lavin tithe sone (1973)
  • Maharastra State Award for Saamna (1974)
  • Maharastra State Award for Choricha Mamla (1975)
  • Kala Gaurav Puraskar


Year Film Role Notes
1970 Ganane Ghungroo Haravale

1974 Samna Hindurao Dhonde Patil
1975 Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty


1977 Jait Re Jait

Naav Motha Lakshan Khota

1978 Sarvasakshi


1979 Do Ladke Dono Kadke Champa's husband
Aaitya Bilavar Nagoba Bhujangrao
Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi Fernandes
1980 Bhalu


Sau Din Saas Ke Khubchand (Lalla Ji)
Simhasan Digu Tipnis
1981 Shama Barrister
Naram Garam Guruji (Special appearance)
1982 Bhujang


1983 Coolie Nathu Mama
Woh 7 Din Maya's maternal grandfather
Baiko Asavi Ashi

Zara Si Zindagi Jaggu (Kusum's father)
1984 Saaransh Gajanan Chitre
Mashaal Vithal Rao
Zakhmi Sher Lala (Anandi's father)
1985 Haqeeqat Rickshaw driver
1986 Kaanch Ki Deewar Lakhsmi Singh
Bijli Niluba - Sonar
Insaaf Ki Awaaz Balwant Azaad
Maa Beti Raghunandan
1987 Hirasat

Jaago Hua Savera

Mohre Social Worker

1988 Kabzaa Mandar Bhagawat
Tamacha Jwala Pratap Singh
Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani Thakur
Mazha Pati Karodpati Laxmikant Kuber
1989 Oonch Neech Beech

Prem Pratigyaa Mohan 'Dadhu' Rao

1990 Disha Dashrath 'Dadji' Mandre
1992 Ek Hota Vidushak

Zunz Tujhi Majhi Bapujirao 'Nagoji' Nagvekar

1995 Limited Manuski Jyotshi Archarya
1998 Ghar Bazar Kishan Murari
2007 Kadachit

2009 Goshta Choti Dongraevadhi

more films
Disha (1990)
Oonch Neech Beech (1989)
Prem Pratigyaa (1989)
Maalmasala (1989)
Kabzaa (1988)
Tamacha (1988)
Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani (1988)
Mazha Pati Karodpati (1988)
Sutradhar (1987)
Maa Beti (1986)
Haqeeqat (1985)
Saaransh (1984)
Mashaal (1984)
Duniya (1984)
Zakhmi Sher (1984)
Coolie (1983/I)
Woh 7 Din (1983)
Zara Si Zindagi (1983)
Naram Garam (1981)
Bhalu (1980)
Sau Din Saas Ke (1980)
Simhasan (1980)
Do Ladke Dono Kadke (1979)
Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi (1979)
Jait Re Jait (1977)
Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty (1975)
Samna (1974)
Ganane Ghungroo Haravale (1970) 

Dinkar D. Patil

Dinkar D. Patil (1915-2005) was a prominent Marathi film director, scriptwriter, and dialogue writer during the Golden Era (1950-1990) of the Marathi Film Industry. He directed, wrote scripts and dialogue for more than 60 Marathi films. He also directed two Hindi Films-Mandir and Gharbar. He wrote his famous autobiography titled as Patlache Por (पाटलाचे पोर).

Early life

Dinkar Patil was born in a reputed Maratha Patil family on 6 November 1915. His Birthplace is a small but renowed village Benadi near Kolhapur. From his childhood he was interested in marathi stage shows, marathi plays and cinema. He studied in Kolhapur and completed his B.A. in Literature from Rajaram College in Kolhapur.

Career in Films

Dinkar Patil was a veteran script, dialogue writer and director of Marathi films. In an Golden era of Marathi cinema. His flims depicting rural life with rural themes, he was considered an authority in both script writing and also directing. The script and dialogue of Marathi film with rural theme Jay Malhar were written by Dinkar Patil who later continued in the industry for more than 40 years. He wrote script and dialogue for 62 films and directed 35 films including two Hindi films, Mandir and Gharbar. He received a number of film awards including the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award .

Patil had an illustrious career as a filmmaker for almost five decades from the 1950s to the 1990s. He started his film career doing small jobs in the Maharashtra Film Company owned by Baburao Painter at Kolhapur, and eventually became an assistant director to Master Vinayak and later transitioned into a film director. He directed and wrote scripts for films. He was one of the early filmmakers to realize the importance of the film medium as an instrument of social change and used it successfully to advocate socialism from his films.

Dinkar Patil introduced Marathi Lavani in his films, which made his films more popular. He was closely related to Jayaprabha and Shalini Studio in Kolhapur. Also, he made valuable efforts in establishing Marathi Film City - Chitranagari in Kolhapur.

UP's and Down's

Patil worked closely with leading film makers and artists such as V. Shantaram, Master Vinayak, Bhalji Pendharkar, Narayan Hari Apte, Lata Mangeshkar, Vekatesh Madgulukar, Chandrakant and Suryakant Mandhare etc. During his long span and career, Patil faced a number of difficulties. Under the burden of a huge loan, he once had to declare insolvency. However, he continued writing and directing films which later gave him both money and reputation. Being inspired by Master Vinayak, the pioneer actor and director in Marathi films and who was also teacher during Patil’s school days, later on Dinkar Patil dedicated himself to the career in Marathi films. He also respected Bhalji Pendharkar as his Guru, particularly in script writing.

Director Dinkar Patil gave Jayshree Gadkar a break in a small role and dance in his Marathi Movie "Disat Tasa Nasat", with Raja Gosavi. This paved her way into mainstream Marathi cinema.

He also directed documentary films for the Government of Maharashtra including Co-operative Parishad held in Pune under chairmanship of Cooperative leader of Maharshtra- Gulabrao Patil, who was his cousin brother.


List of films directed by Dinkar D. Patil from 1948-1993 in descending order:

  • Shivrayachi Soon Tararani 1993
  • Soona Ani Mona 1992
  • Bhatak Bhavani 1987
  • Bhamta 1982
  • Sulakshana 1982
  • Kunkwacha Tila 1981
  • Mantryachi Soon 1980
  • Savat 1980
  • Sulavarchi Poli 1980
  • Soonbai Ooti Bharun Jaa 1979
  • Kunku Maze Bhagyache 1972
  • Meehi Manoosach Aahe 1971
  • Kaali Baiko 1970
  • Courtachi Payri 1970
  • Dhanya Te Santaji Dhanaji 1968
  • Suranga Mhantyat Mala 1967
  • Malhari Martand 1965
  • Kamapurta Mama 1965
  • Te Mazhe Gar 1963
  • Prem Aandhale Aste 1962
  • Vardakshina 1962
  • Baap Majha Brahmachari 1962
  • Majhi Aai 1961
  • Vardakshina 1960
  • Bhairavi 1960
  • Umaj Padel Tar 1960
  • Dev Jaaga Aahe 1957
  • Navra Mhanu Naye Apula 1957
  • Diste Tasa Naste 1956
  • Muthbhar Chane 1955
  • Kuladaivat 1955
  • Tarka 1954
  • Gharbaar 1953
  • May Bahini 1952
  • Sharada 1951
  • Patlache Por 1951
  • Ram Ram Pahune 1950
  • Mandir 1948

Chandrakant Mandare

Despite language limitations, Marathi films have achieved a sort of excellence in both themes and characters, so much so that they are on par with any other language films. This is because, the Kolhapur-based Marathi film industry has high tradition of studios, character-actors, directors, cameramen as also other technicians. Chandrakant Mandare, who died recently at the age of 88, had developed a unique style in presenting varied characters in general and that of Patil in particular. A Patil in a rural rustic atmosphere is a hero and also a villain, as and when he is expected to play the role specific to a theme. Chandrakant was more of a hero and that too presenting all aspects of Patil’s character in a theme, whether it relates to social life in villages or in stories depicting life and characters in the Maharashtrian folk art, better known as tamasha.

He played the Patil in the first Marathi film with a rural theme, Jay Malhar. He played Ram in Bharat Bhet and Ravan in Swayanwar Zale Seeteche. It was Chandrakant’s dedication to his role and inherent traits of a character, which secured a certain high standard in roles he played in various films. In Earsha, produced by his brother Suryakant, Chandrakant played a typical Patil and Chandrakant Gokhale, veteran actor played the role of peculiar Kulkarni, better known as Pant in villages. The best theme depicting rivalry between the Patil and the Kulkarni in a village where both are highly respected and their struggle and confrontation is also appreciated. But despite rivalry, both the Patil and the Kulkarni are more friends than rivals in times of crisis. Although the film did not get box-office success, it has created history in Marathi films.

Two traits of Chandrakant’s personality are rare, in any film industry. The first is that everyday he was writing a diary, recording all events in his life as also his reactions and interpretations. His diary, which he wrote even on the morning of the day when he died, has been a treasure not only of personal aspects of an actor’s life, but authentic record of the Marathi film industry, particularly as Chandrakant could visualise and record in details.

His series of autobiographical articles entitled Deva Shapath Khare Lihin (On Oath before God, I write the truth) published in a local Marathi Daily Sakal proved to be quite interesting, and decently exposing events and personalities which characterised not only Chandrakant’s life, but also a considerable and prominent portion of development of the industry.

Another remarkable quality is Chandrakant’s inclination as also mastery in art of painting. Nature was his eternal subject for painting. Besides natural scenery in and around Kolhapur, other significant spots in the country and abroad, where he visited, have been a source of his inspiration which excited his artistic talents to shape them into a beautiful paintings. He traveled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and also America. The world famous Niagara Falls has also been his visual pleasure and his painting of the falls is as bewitching as the actual falls. He surrendered all treasures of his various pictures, mostly landscapes, to the State Government which is now managing the museum, an eternal monument of art of painting of a renowned actor in films.

Contented in his personal life, shared by his dedicated wife Shashikala,
Chandrakant was quite active upto the last moment. Only a few days before his death, he inaugurated an exhibition of a local photographer’s photos and attended a maifil of colour and musical notes arranged by Rangbahar, the institution which arranges maifils every year where prominent singers enthrall the atmosphere with specific emotional currents of raagas and prominent painters are inspired to display their impression of raagas. Late Baburao Painter was his Guru and inspiration.

Chandrakant wanted the Kolhapur Chitranagri to be named after his guru, Baburao Painter. He was most disturbed when attempts were strategically made to name it after Bhalji Pendharkar instead of Baburao Painter, who according to him, was the only and proper person to grace the Chiranagari by his name.

Master Vinayak

Master Vinayak
was an Indian actor and film director. Born Winayak Damodar Karnataki in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, on 19 January 1906, he was married to actress Meenaxi Shirodkar. He was the father of actress Nanda, born 8 January 1939, the brother of cinematographer Vasudev Karnataki, and the stepbrother of actor Baburao Pendharkar (1896-1967). Vinayak died on 19 August 1947, in Bombay.


  • Maya Machhindra (1951)
  • Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946)
  • Mazhe Bal (1943)
  • Amrit (1941)
  • Sangam (1941)
  • Ardhangi (1940
  • Ghar Ki Rani (1940)
  • Lapandav (1940)
  • Brandy Ki Botal (1939)
  • Brahmachari (1938)
  • Jwala (1938)
  • Dharmaveer (1937)
  • Chhaya (1936)
  • Bhikharan (1935)
  • Nigah-e-Nafrat (1935)
  • Vilasi Ishwar (1935)
  • Akashwani (1934)
  • Sairandhri (1933)
  • Sinhagad (1933)
  • Agnikankan: Branded Oath (1932)
  • Ayodhyecha Raja (1932)
  • Maya Machhindra (1932)


  • Mandir (1948)
  • Jeevan Yatra (1946)
  • Subhadra (1946)
  • Badi Maa (1945)
  • Mazhe Bal (1943)
  • Sarkari Pahune (1942)
  • Amrit (1941)
  • Ardhangi (1940)
  • Ghar Ki Rani (1940)
  • Lagna Pahave Karun (1940)
  • Brandichi Batli (1939)
  • Brandy Ki Botal (1939)
  • Devata (1939)
  • Brahmachari (1938)
  • Jwala (1938)
  • Dharmaveer (1937)
  • Chhaya (1936)
  • Nigah-e-Nafrat (1935)
  • Vilasi Ishwar (1935)

Bhalji Pendharkar

Bhalji Pendharkar (1898-1994(?)) was a famous film personality in India, and recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the most prestigious award in the field.

Bhalchandra Pendharkar (not to be confused with the drama actor with the same name) was the son of Dr Gopal Pendharkar and Radhabai.

His elder brother Baburao Pendharkar was also a famous film personality. Other famous names from his close family associated with Indian films include Master Vinayak, who was also Radhabai's son, albeit with a different man, and V Shantaram, whose mother Kamalabai was Radhabai's younger sister. Bhalji had a couple of wives, one of whom, Leela Chandragiri, acted and sang in Hindi and Marathi films in 1930s. Bhalji's son Prabhakar Pendharkar was associated with the making of the film Do Aankhe Baarah Haath in 1950s, and became a notable writer and maker of documentaries.

Bhalji started his career in the era of silent films. He was associated with some of Prabhat Studio's earliest talkie films, and also worked with some other studios from his base in Kolhapur. Later he founded his own studio and produced and directed several films. He also write lyrics for some film songs in Marathi. His more famous films are: Marathi: Netaji Palkar, Thoratanchi Kamala, Chhatrapati Shivaji, Mohityanchi Manjula, Maratha Tututka Melvava, Sadhi Manse, Tambdi Maati.

Hindi: Maharathi Karna, Valimi, Chhatrapati Shivaji.

A few years before his death, he was awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

  1. Ganimi Kawa (1981)

  2. Tambdi Maati (1969)
  3. Sadhi Manse (1965)
  4. Maratha Tituka Melvava (1964)
  5. Mohityanchi Manjula (1963)

  6. Akashganga (1959)
    ... aka Divine River (International: English title)
  7. Naikinicha Sazza (1957)
    ... aka Naikinichi Sajja (India: Marathi title)
    ... aka The Courtesan's Varandah (India: English title)
  8. Pavankhind (1956)
    ... aka The Fort of Pavakind (India: English title)
  9. Yere Majhya Maglya (1955)
  10. Maharani Yesubai (1954)
  11. Mazi Zameen (1953)
  12. Chhatrapati Shivaji (1952/I)
  13. Chhatrapati Shivaji (1952/II)
  14. Mee Daru Sodli (1950)
  15. Shilanganache Sone (1950)
    ... aka Shilanga's Gold (India: English title)

  16. Meeth Bhakar (1949)
  17. Sasurvaas (1946)
    ... aka At the In-Laws (India: English title)
    ... aka Sasurvas (India: Marathi title)
  18. Valmiki (1946/I)
  19. Maharathi Karna (1944)
  20. Swarna Bhoomi (1944)
  21. Bahirji Naik (1943)
  22. Bhakta Damaji (1942)
  23. Soonbai (1942)
    ... aka Daughter-in-Law (India: English title)
  24. Thoratanchi Kamla (1941)
  25. Alakh Niranjan (1940)
  26. Gorakhnath (1940)

  27. Netaji Palkar (1939)
  28. Raja Gopichand (1938/I)
  29. Raja Gopichand (1938/II)
  30. Kanhopatra (1937)
  31. Rukmani Kalyanam (1936)
  32. Savitri (1936)
  33. Kalia Mardan (1935)
  34. Muraliwala (1935)
  35. Akashwani (1934/I)
  36. Akashwani (1934/II)
  37. Partha Kumar (1934/I)
  38. Partha Kumar (1934/II)
  39. Shyam Sundar (1932/I)
  40. Shyam Sundar (1932/II)
  41. Rani Rupmati (1931)
    ... aka Love Immortal (India: English title)

  42. Vande Mataram Ashram (1927)
  43. Bajirao Mastani (1925)
  1. Netaji Palkar (1939) (writer)
  2. Kanhopatra (1937) (writer)
  3. Akashwani (1934/I) (screenplay) (story)
  4. Akashwani (1934/II) (screenplay) (story)
  5. Shyam Sundar (1932/I) (screenplay) (story)
  6. Shyam Sundar (1932/II) (screenplay) (story)

  7. Vande Mataram Ashram (1927) (writer)
  8. Bajirao Mastani (1925) (writer)
  1. Netaji Palkar (1939) (producer)

  2. Vande Mataram Ashram (1927) (producer)
  1. Prithvi Vallabh (1924)
    ... aka The Lord of Love and Power (India: English title: informal title)


Ashok Saraf (born 4 June) is an Indian actor and Comedian. He has appeared in many Hindi and Marathi movies.

Ashok Saraf has been well-known for his great comedies and is considered to be one of the best Marathi comedians. Apart from films, Ashok Saraf has also starred in television serials like "Yeh Choti Badi Baatein" and Hum Paanch.

Ashok Saraf is known as the Amitabh Bachchan of the Marathi Film Industry[citation needed] and has essayed a variety of roles. His acting prowess is well known and he plays serious, comedy and Villain roles with unbelievable ease. He is married to actress Nivedita Joshi-Saraf. He formed an almost unbeatable pair with Laxmikant Berde, another great comedian from Marathi cinema who has also acted in many Hindi films. Together they have graced many Marathi films and most films were superhits. They are known to be good friends of actor-director Sachin Pilgaonkar and actor-producer-director Mahesh Kothare.


  • Nishani Dava Aangtha(2009)
  • Ek Daav Dhobi Pachad (2008)
  • Amhi Satpute (2008) .... Mamanji
  • Adala Badli (2008) .... Chandu
  • Anolkhi Hey Ghar Maze (2008) .... Mr. Deshmukh
  • Ek unad divas (2007)
  • Sakhi (2007)
  • Saade Maade Teen (2007) .... Ratan
  • Mi Nahi Ho Tyatla (2007)
  • Devashappath Khote Sangen (2006)
  • Pahili Sher Dusri Savvasher Navara Pavsher (2006)
  • Shubhamangal Savadhan (2006)
  • Navra Mazha Navsacha (2005)
  • Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein (2002) .... Govind
  • Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa (2002) .... Mr. Patel
  • Jodi No.1 (2001) .... Ashok Rai
  • Aashiq (2001) .... Constaible
  • Afsana Dilwalon Ka (2001) .... Pyarebhai
  • Inteqam (2001) .... Mulri (Watchman)
  • Ittefaq (2001) .... Shambhu Shikari
  • Beti No. 1 (2000) .... Ram Bhatnagar
  • Joru Ka Ghulam (2000) .... P.K. Girpade
  • "Hum Paanch" (2000) TV series .... Anand Mathur

... aka We Five (International: English title: literal title)

  • Bhasma (1999) .... Masanjogi
  • Khoobsurat (1999) .... Mahesh Chaudhary (gambler)
  • Bandhan (1998) .... Chillu
  • Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) .... Tadkomal
  • Koi Kisi Se Kum Nahin (1997)
  • Yes Boss (1997) .... Johnny
  • Koyla (1997) .... Vedji
  • Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997) .... Havaldar Pandu
  • Judge Mujrim (1997) .... PA Natwar
  • Bal Bramhachari (1996) .... Pyare Mohan
  • Aisi Bhi Kya Jaldi Hai (1996) .... Dr. Avinash
  • Army (1996) .... Pascal
  • Gehra Raaz (1996)
  • Guddu (1995) .... Baliya
  • Aazmayish (1995) .... Roshanlal
  • Jamla Ho Jamla (1995)
  • Karan Arjun (1995) .... Munshiji

... aka Karan and Arjun (International: English title)

  • Nazar Ke Samne (1994) .... Mamu
  • Sangdil Sanam (1994) .... Bhalchander

... aka Sangdil Sanam: The Heartless Lover (USA: DVD box title)

  • Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1994) .... Dhaniram
  • Karan (1994)
  • Vazir (1994)
  • Dil Hai Betaab (1993) .... Vikram's employee
  • Aaplee Maanse (1993)
  • Jaagruti (1993) .... Sevalal
  • Lapandav (1993)
  • Wajva Re Wajva (1993)
  • Sarphira (1992)
  • Meera Ka Mohan (1992)
  • I Love You (1992)
  • Naseebwaala (1992) .... Gangaram Lalwani
  • Prem Deewane (1992) .... Shomu
  • Benaam Badsha (1991) .... Vinay Chandra Rathod aka VCR
  • Aayatya Gharat Gharoba (1991) .... Gopinath
  • Aflatoon (1991) .... Bajarang Rav
  • Chaukat Raja (1991)
  • Godi Gulabi (1991)
  • Jasa Baap Tashi Poore (1991) .... Raja
  • Mumbai Te Mauritius (1991) .... Prem Ladku

... aka Bombay to Mauritius (International: English title)

  • Yaara Dildara (1991)
  • Ina Mina Dika (1990) .... Mina
  • Shejari Shejari (1990) .... Keshav Kulkarni
  • Chor Pe Mor (1990)
  • Amchyasarkhe Aamich (1990)
  • Dhamal Bablya Ganpyachi (1990)
  • Tuzhi Mazhi Jamli Jodi (1990)

... aka We Are Life Partners

  • Bade Ghar Ki Beti (1989) .... Kasturi
  • Atmavishwas (1989) .... Vijay Jhende
  • Balache Baap Brahmachari (1989) .... Vilas
  • Bhutacha Bhau (1989)
  • Maalmasala (1989)
  • Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1988) .... Lallu Ram
  • Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988) .... Dhananjay Mane
  • Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani (1988) .... Bhagwan Singh
  • Changu Mangu (1988) .... Changu/Ayappa
  • Mazha Pati Karodpati (1988) .... Luktuke

... aka My Husband Is a Millionaire (International: English title)

  • Pratighaat (1987) .... Crooked Lawyer

... aka The Revenge

  • Anandi Anand (1987)
  • Chhakke Panje (1987) .... Ashok
  • Gammat Jammat (1987) .... Phalgun
  • Prem Karuya Khullam Khulla (1987) .... Bajarang
  • Muddat (1986) .... Narayan

... aka Ages

  • Gadbad Ghotala (1986) .... Hemant 'Hemu' Dhole

... aka Everything in Chaos

  • Maa Beti (1986)
  • Dhum Dhadaka (1985) .... Ashok
  • Ghar Dwaar (1985) .... Bahadur
  • Phulwari (1984) .... Rickshaw driver
  • Abodh (1984) .... Hanuman (Shankar's friend)
  • Ek Dav Bhutacha (1984) .... Mavala Bhut
  • Sasu varchadh Jawai (1984)
  • Bin Kamacha Navra (1984)
  • Gosht Dhamal Namyachi (1984)
  • Hech Mazha Maher (1984)
  • Navri Mile Navryala (1984) .... Baalasaheb

... aka The Boy Gets a Bride (International: English title)

  • Baiko Asavi Ashi (1983)
  • Gupchup Gupchup (1983)
  • Gondhalat Gondhal (1981) .... Madan
  • Choravar More (1980)
  • Duniya Kari Salaam (1979) .... Shivanand
  • Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi (1979) .... Advocate Venkat Vyas
  • Damaad (1978)
  • Jawal Ye Laju Nako (1976)
  • Pandu Hawaldar (1975)
  • Varaat (1975)
  • Donhi Gharcha Pahuna (1971)

Jogava (2009)

"Jogava" a film directed by Rajiv Patil....one of the good director!! This movie goes on to show the naked truth in our so called society in very effective manner...The truth about Jogtas and Jogtins children of goddess... The story mainly revolved around two main character "Suli"(Mukta barve) and "Tayappa"(Upendra limaye) Set on a backcloth of village in Karnataka...where goddess Yallama's influence leads to exploit the villagers in the name of superstitions. In fact how villagers are made to believe on old rituals to cure any ailment...

Well in case of Suli,her mother found a knot while combing her hair and believed that this is a serious issue, so suli is taken to the akkubai(interpreter of team of jogtas and jogtins). Akkubai forces Suli's family to offer her daughter to serve for goddess... similarly the young boy Tayyapa is brought by his father to this place just because he has been passing some blood through urinary track!! Suli and tayyapa forced to become jagti and jogta much against their wish!!!
Soon both gets adapted to this lifestyle and earns for their living. suli learns to dance to please the goddess. But some villagers are only interested in Jogtins just for having a intimate relationship. They gave inhuman treatment by branding them as Prostitute.. Tayappa loves suli from his heart,but he can not express his love....Finally both the victims come together..they scandalized against their society.

This film convey a message to fight against so called superstitions!!! So overall movie was awesome....some melodrama is in movie but without melodrama , movie can not be a "Movie"... music by ajay-atul as usual great!! Both mukta barve and upendra limaye come out with great performances... So go watch this movie at least once!!!!

Laxmikant Berde

Laxmikant Berde
(3 November 1954 – 16 December 2004; Mumbai) was an Indian comic actor who acted in many Marathi and Hindi movies.

Early life

From his early years Laxmikant was interested in acting as a career. His participation in stage drama during the cultural activities for Ganesh festival celebrations performed at Konkanast Vaishya Samaj, Girgaum got him interested in acting. He won awards for participation in inter school and inter college drama competitions. Following this Berde started his acting career with the Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh. In 1983 his first major hit play was Purshottam Berde's Turtur.

Film career

Laxmikant made his movie career debut with the Marathi movie Lek Chalali Sasarla . Following this Berde started getting offers to act in Marathi films and acted in popular films like Dhum Dhadaka, Hamal De Dhamal, Ashi Hi Banwa Banvi, Balache Baap Brahmachari and Thartharat. Berde's first Hindi film was Sooraj Barjatya's Maine Pyar Kiya with Salman Khan. Some of his other popular Hindi films include Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Arzoo, Saajan, Beta and 100 Days, and Anari.

In the last years of his life, Berde floated his own production house, Abhinay Arts, named after his son.


Laxmikant Berde died in Mumbai on 16 December 2004 due to a kidney ailment. He was survived by his wife Priya Arun and two children.

Marathi Films

  1. Pachadlela (2004)99
  2. Khatarnak (2000)
  3. Jamla Ho Jamla (1995)
  4. Bajrangachi Kamaal (1994)
  5. Chikat Navra (1994)
  6. Zapatlela (1993)
  7. Ek Hota Vidushak (1992)
  8. Jiwalagaa (1992)
  9. Aayatya Gharat Gharoba (1991)
  10. Aflatoon (1991)
  11. Mumbai Te Mauritius (1991)
  12. Hach Sunbai cha Bhau
  13. Porinchi Kamal Bapachi Dhamal
  1. Yeda Ki Khula (1991)
  2. Shejari Shejari (1990)
  3. Dhadakebaaz (1990)
  4. Dhamal Bablya Ganpyachi (1990)
  5. Lapwa Chhapwi (1990)
  6. Shubha Bol Narya (1990)
  7. Balache Baap Brahmachari (1989)
  8. Bhutacha Bhau (1989)
  9. Thartharat (1989)
  10. Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988)
  11. Kiss Bai Kiss (1988)
  12. Rangat Sangat (1988)
  13. Chal Re Laxya Mumbaila (1987)
  14. De Danadan (1987)
  15. Prem Karuya Khullam Khulla (1987)
  16. Gadbad Ghotala (1986)
  17. Aamhi Doghe Raja Rani (1986)
  18. Dhum Dhadaka (1985)
  19. Dokyala Taap Nahi
  20. Dhamal Jodi
  21. Chimani Pakhar
  22. Navra Mumbaicha
  23. Dhangad Dhinga
  24. Hamal de Dhamal
  25. Kamal Majhya Baykochi
  26. Gammat Jammat

Hindi Films

  1. Hatya: The Murder (2004)
  2. Tauba Tauba (2004)
  3. Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin (2004)
  4. Ghar Grihasti (2004)
  1. Patli Kamar Lambe Baal (2004)
  2. Khanjar: The Knife (2003)
  3. Baap Ka Baap (2003)
  4. Tu Bal Bramhachari Main Hoon Kanya Kunwari (2003)
  5. Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
  6. Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai (2002)
  7. Bharat Bhagya Vidhata (2002)
  8. Hello Girls (2001)
  9. Uljhan (2001)
  10. Chhupa Rustam: A Musical Thriller (2001)
  11. Beti No. 1 (2000)
  12. Papa the Great (2000)
  13. Shikaar (2000)
  14. Rajaji (1999)
  15. Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999)
  16. Aarzoo (1999)
  17. Lo Main Aa Gaya (1999)
  18. Aaag Hi Aag (1999)
  19. Dil Kya Kare (1999)
  20. Sar Utha Ke Jiyo (1998)
  21. Deewana Hoon Pagal Nahi (1998)
  22. Hafta Vasuli (1998)
  23. Mere Sapno Ki Rani (1997)
  24. Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul (1997)
  25. Zor (1997)
  26. Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law (1997)
  27. Hamesha (1997)
  28. Ajay (1996)
  29. Chaahat (1996)
  30. Masoom (1996)
  31. Saajan Ki Baahon Mein (1995)
  32. Criminal (1995)
  33. Khilona Bana Khalnayak (1995)
  34. Taqdeerwala (1995)
  35. Hathkadi (1995)
  36. Brahma (1994)
  37. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994)
  38. Dilbar (1994)
  39. The Gentleman (1994)
  40. Kranti Kshetra (1994)
  41. Santaan (1993)
  42. Sainik (1993)
  43. Gumrah (1993)
  44. Phool Aur Angaar (1993)
  45. Krishan Avtaar (1993)
  46. Anari (1993)
  47. Dil Ki Baazi (1993)
  48. Aadmi Khilona Hai (1993)
  49. Hasti (1993)
  50. Sangram (1993)
  51. Tahqiqaat (1993)
  52. Geet (1992)
  53. Anaam (1992)
  54. Deedar (1992)
  55. Dil Ka Kya Kasoor (1992)
  56. Beta (1992)
  57. I Love You (1992)
  58. Saajan (1991)
  59. Dancer (1991)
  60. Pratikar (1991)
  61. 100 Days (1991)
  62. Trinetra (1991)
  63. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

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