Top 60 Marathi Movies

by wankash17 | created - 03 Jan 2011 | updated - 16 Dec 2013 | Public

My list of must see "Top 60 Marathi Movies" (not in that Order) of all time. Your opinions might differ. Please comment if you want to recommend any movies to be added. Also, please check my "Other Lists" of movies too. I have other list of Movies as - "Top 120 Hindi Movies", "Top 100 English Movies", "Top 30 Classic English Movies" for movies before mid-60's, "Other" Very Good English Movies list for movies after mid-60's and 70's onwards and "Top 30 Animation Movies". Note: I could not add a few movies to my "Top 60 Marathi Movies" list, because they would not show up in the 'Search' on IMDB. The movies are as below: 1) Paandhar 2) Me Chairman Boltoy 3) Nivdung 4) Bedhund 5) Chakwa 6) Jinki Re Jinki 7) Dhag 8) Gajar 9) Ek Cup Chya 10) Naarabachi Waadi

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1. Shwaas (2004)

107 min | Drama

36 Metascore

This story is about how an old man tried to show his grandson the preciousness and beauty of life in a no win situation such as cancer. It is about keeping a positive attitude towards life.

Director: Sandeep Sawant | Stars: Arun Nalawade, Ashwin Chitale, Sandeep Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash

Votes: 1,423 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Kay Dyache Bola (2005)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy

Harshvardhan Ghodke (Akshay Pendse) and Abhijit Vaidya (Umesh Kamat), are engineering students, who lie to their parents and land up in Bombay to have fun for a couple of days. ... See full summary »

Director: Chandrakant Kulkarni | Stars: Makarand Anaspure, Akshay Pendse, Mohan Agashe, Sharvari Jamenis

Votes: 202

3. Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

In 1913 India's cinema industry is born from Dadasaheb Phalke's efforts to make Raja Harishchandra (1913), India's first feature-length B&W silent film.

Director: Paresh Mokashi | Stars: Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande, Atharva Karve, Mohit Gokhale

Votes: 2,141

4. Chaukat Raja (1991)

141 min | Family

A family takes a person with disabilities under their wing and encourages him to develop his skills while the family members deal with their own instabilities.

Director: Sanjay Soorkar | Stars: Nayana Apte, Rajasi Bhaire, Sulabha Deshpande, Dilip Kulkarni

Votes: 206

5. Gosht Choti Dongraevadhi (2009)

105 min | Drama

In a suicidal debt ridden farmer village.Rajaram returns to sell his land.But his mother advises him not to do.

Director: Nagesh Bhonsle | Stars: Makarand Anaspure, Nagesh Bhonsle, Madhavi Juvekar, Madhu Kambikar

Votes: 77

6. The Damned Rain (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

Farmers held hostage by the weather often despair, and yet there is resilience to be found in the communities that depend on the damned rain.

Director: Satish Manwar | Stars: Girish Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni, Jyoti Subhash, Aman Attar

Votes: 223

*Gabhricha Paus (Marathi)

7. Saatchya Aat Gharat (2004)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

A group of young boys and girls grapple with moral issues in a changing world.

Director: Sanjay Soorkar | Stars: Bharti Achrekar, Makarand Anaspure, Vibhawari Deshpande, Bharat Ganeshpure

Votes: 187

8. Bindhaast (1999)

Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

Mayu and Vaiju decide to play a prank on their aunt.

Director: Chandrakant Kulkarni | Stars: Gautami Kapoor, Sharvari Jamenis, Reema Lagoo, Mona Ambegaonkar

Votes: 138

9. Masala (2012)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of couple who move from town to town, city to city due to failure in business and afraid of facing people to whom they owe money they took for business. At certain a stage of this... See full summary »

Director: Sandesh Kulkarni | Stars: Girish Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash, Mohan Agashe, Hrishikesh Joshi

Votes: 153

10. Aga Bai Arecha (2004)

100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A man suddenly finds that he can hear what women are thinking.

Director: Kedar Shinde | Stars: Sanjay Narvekar, Priyanka Yadav, Bharti Achrekar, Sonali Bendre

Votes: 556

11. Valu (2008)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy

Swanand Gaddamwa comes to a small village Kusavde to get hold of a bull who was once considered holy by the villagers.

Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni | Stars: Atul Kulkarni, Bharti Achrekar, Mohan Agashe, Dipak Alegaokar

Votes: 421

*Walu (Marathi)

12. Samna (1975)

151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wealthy and influential Hindurao Dhonde Patil finds a homeless drunk, brings him home, looks after him, feeds him, finds a room for him, gets him employed, calls him Master, and even finds ... See full summary »

Director: Jabbar Patel | Stars: Mohan Agashe, Anant Audkar, Shivaji Bhosle, Sanjivani Bidkar

Votes: 110

13. Jhing Chik Jhing (2009)

116 min | Drama, Family

The story of a small boy living in rural India and his topsy-turvy adventures as he tries to save his family & the family farm from moneylenders.

Director: Nitin Nandan | Stars: Chinmay Kambli, Arti More, Pratik Dalvi, Bharat Jadhav

Votes: 49

14. The Village Had No Walls (1995)

124 min | Adventure, Drama

A young man takes a journey on a cart through jungles to reach the small hamlet of Bangarwadi, inhabited by a few shepherds, peasants and some members of a criminal tribe known as the ... See full summary »

Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Sushama Deshpande, Chandrakant Kulkarni, Upendra Limaye, Nandu Madhav

Votes: 53

*Bangarwadi (Marathi)

15. Dombivli Fast (2005)

108 min | Drama, Thriller

A common man fights against the corruption and injustice happening around him.

Director: Nishikant Kamat | Stars: Sandeep Kulkarni, Purnima Ahire, Audumber Aphale, Ashwini Apte

Votes: 912

16. Jau Tithe Khau (2007)

125 min | Comedy

A man who is fed up with corruption everywhere decides to teach everyone a lesson.

Director: Abhay Kirti | Stars: Makarand Anaspure, Kuldeep Pawar, Dipali Sayyad, Chetan Dalvi

Votes: 38

17. Jait Re Jait (1977)

Drama, Family

Jait Re Jait(win) is story revolving tribal caste called Thakkar. The plot depicts the aspirations, desires and relationship of Nagya and Chindi. Nagya is a honey gatherer who climbs tress ... See full summary »

Director: Jabbar Patel | Stars: Mohan Agashe, Smita Patil, Sulabha Deshpande, Nilu Phule

Votes: 121

18. Mukta (1994)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama

Mukta is the story of an upper caste girl and a lower caste boy who struggle against the contradictions of their caste, both in India as well as among a community of Indians who have settled abroad, in a supposedly liberated environment.

Director: Jabbar Patel | Stars: Sharad Bhutadiya, Avinash Deshmukh, Asavari Ghotikar, Vikram Gokhale

Votes: 62

19. Pak Pak Pakaak (2005)

138 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A mischievous boy, living with his grandmother in a village that people believe is haunted, meets the ghost "Bhutya". How the "Bhutya" transforms the boy's character and the whole village in the process, forms the rest of the story.

Director: Gautam Joglekar | Stars: Nana Patekar, Saksham Kulkarni, Narayani Shastri, Usha Nadkarni

Votes: 408

20. Sarkarnama (1998)

160 min | Drama

The residents of a village are being driven out of their homes for the sake of a new building by the politician-builder nexus, but one man tries to step in and stop them.

Director: Shrabani Deodhar | Stars: Anand Abhyankar, Kishori Ambiye, Makarand Anaspure, Ashwini Bhave

Votes: 95

21. Nital (2006)

92 min | Drama

Story revolves around a girl having Vitiligo and her relationship with her lover or would be life-partner and his family. Film highlights the social stigma around around Vitiligo. Film is ... See full summary »

Directors: Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar | Stars: Devika Daftardar, Shekhar Kulkarni, Uttara Baokar, Vikram Gokhale

Votes: 72

22. Vazir (1994)

Action, Crime, Drama

After taking over as the Personal Assistant of Chief Minister Babusaheb Mohile, ambitious Purshotam Kamble then starts forging a place for himself with an agenda to seek power. He then gets... See full summary »

Stars: Kamal Adeep, Kamal Adib, Pratibha Amrutey, Varda Baal

Votes: 52

23. Pinjra (1972)

175 min | Drama

A respected village schoolteacher falls for a travelling dancer and faces a moral dilemma.

Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Krishnakant Dalvi, Vatsala Deshmukh, Babasaheb Gawde, Maya Jadhav

Votes: 216

24. Natarang (2010)

127 min | Drama

A poor working man loses his job and decides to start a theater troupe.

Director: Ravi Jadhav | Stars: Atul Kulkarni, Kishore Kadam, Sonalee Kulkarni, Priya Arun Berde

Votes: 1,682

25. Shevri (2006)

106 min | Drama

A single woman adrift on the streets feels her own vulnerability as she reflects on past relationships; but as night turns into day, her confidence grows.

Director: Gajendra Ahire | Stars: Neena Kulkarni, Mohan Agashe, Uttara Baokar, Mukta Barve

Votes: 36

26. Ek Hota Vidushak (1992)

145 min | Comedy, Drama

Aburao is a famous clown in Tamasha world, but will be soon addicted to the world of fame.

Director: Jabbar Patel | Stars: Mohan Agashe, Satish Alekar, Laxmikant Berde, Priya Arun Berde

Votes: 100

27. Silence! The Court Is in Session (1971)

138 min | Drama

Shantata. Court Chalu Aahe is political and social satire on meddle-class society's hypocrisy.

Director: Satyadev Dubey | Stars: Arvind Deshpande, Sulabha Deshpande, Eknath Hattangadi, Amol Palekar

Votes: 46

*Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe (Marathi)

28. Shyamchi Aai (1953)

152 min | Drama

About the relationship between Shyam and his mother who teaches him how to stick to his ideals and beliefs in spite of them living in poverty.

Director: Pralhad Keshav Atre | Stars: Saraswati Bodas, Sumati Gupte, Damuanna Joshi, Baburao Pendharkar

Votes: 122

29. Sound of Heaven: The Story of Balgandharva (2011)

124 min | Drama

Stort tells Narayan shripad Rajhans aka Balgandharva struggle through poverty and riches.

Director: Ravi Jadhav | Stars: Subodh Bhave, Anand Abhyankar, Siddharth Chandekar, Nitin Chandrakant Desai

Votes: 407

*Balgandharva (Marathi)

30. Matichya Chuli (2006)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

The archetypal relationship between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is given humorous treatment here.

Directors: Atul Kale, Sudesh Manjrekar | Stars: Sudhir Joshi, Vandana Gupte, Anand Abhyankar, Ankush Chaudhari

Votes: 110

31. Uttarayan (2005)

91 min | Drama

Uttarayan is a highly captivating adaptation of Jaywant Dalvi's Marathi play, "Durgi" . Raghuveer , a widower in his 50s has come to live with his computer engineer son Sanjay . He meets ... See full summary »

Director: Bipin Nadkarni | Stars: Shivaaji Satam, Neena Kulkarni, Uttara Baokar, Viju Khote

Votes: 105

32. Taryanche Bait (2011)


Shreedhar works as a clerk, lives a happy, content life with his family in a beautiful Konkan village. His troubles begin when he takes his wife, son and daughter with him on an official ... See full summary »

Director: Kiran Yadnyopavit | Stars: Vinay Apte, Ashwini Giri, Ashmita Joglekar, Kishore Kadam

Votes: 111

33. Balak Palak (2013)

109 min | Family

Helps parents to realize how important it is to communicate transparently with your child.

Director: Ravi Jadhav | Stars: Shashwati Pimplikar, Madan Deodhar, Bhagyashree Milind, Rohit Phalke

Votes: 1,638

34. This Is the Husband I Want! (2009)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

Farmer's daughter Savitra rebels when her father consents to her marriage to foolish mill worker, Bopya. She wants the freedom to choose her own husband and has her heart set on fisherman, ... See full summary »

Directors: Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar | Stars: Radhika Apte, Neena Kulkarni, Reema Lagoo, Ravindra Mankani

Votes: 28

*Gho Mala Asala Hawa (Marathi)

35. The Well (2009)

120 min | Drama

Sameer and Nachiket are relatives and friends. Nachiket, who is the more mature of the two, wants to escape his stifling surroundings. Sameer does not understand this. Then one day, ... See full summary »

Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni | Stars: Mohan Agashe, Madan Deodhar, Girish Kulkarni, Parna Pethe

Votes: 250

*Vihir (Marathi)

36. Kaksparsh (2012)

140 min | Drama, Family, History

Uma loses her husband at a very young age and faces many hardships. The only support she gets is from her brother-in-law.

Director: Mahesh Manjrekar | Stars: Sachin Khedekar, Priya Bapat, Sanjay Kapre, Abhijit Kelkar

Votes: 749

37. Shala (2011)

108 min | Romance

Set in the 70's in rural India, four 9th grade kids were writing their destiny. Joshi (14) is madly in love with Shirodkar (14) a beautiful Indian looking girl. Both study in the same class. The age old question "What is love anyway?"

Director: Sujay Dahake | Stars: Anshuman Joshi, Ketaki Mategaonkar, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Nandu Madhav

Votes: 1,704

38. Simhasan (1979)

170 min | Crime, Drama

When Chief Minister of Maharashtra gets an anonymous call to warn him against possible rebellion in his party, all is not well. The current government is being questioned by opposition on a... See full summary »

Director: Jabbar Patel | Stars: Mohan Agashe, Suresh Bhagwat, Datta Bhatt, Satish Dubhashi

Votes: 160

39. Checkmate (I) (2008)

132 min | Thriller

This is a story of three guys who get duped of crores of rupees in an effort to double money. They somehow reach the suspect, use their smartness, intelligence and trickery to make multiple... See full summary »

Director: Sanjay Jadhav | Stars: Sanjay Narvekar, Ankush Chaudhari, Swwapnil Joshi, Sonali Khare

Votes: 220

40. Deool (2011)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama

Keshya, a simple villager believes that god has arrived in his village but everyone disbelieves him. Later when the politics plays its part things take a drastic change.

Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni | Stars: Nana Patekar, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Jyoti Subhash, Usha Nadkarni

Votes: 1,413

*Deool (Marathi)

41. Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy (2009)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama

Dinkar Maruti Bhosle, a common Marathi man with an identity crisis ends up being the Crusader against threats to his existance & identity as a 'Marathi Maanus'. In his battle against all odds & evils, he is assisted by Shivaji Maharaj.

Director: Santosh Manjrekhar | Stars: Mahesh Manjrekar, Sachin Khedekar, Makarand Anaspure, Siddarth Jadhav

Votes: 1,671

42. The Guardian Spirit of the House (2002)

154 min | Drama

Chronicles the life of famous doctor (fictional) through a series of flashbacks, as he is travelling to his native place after decades where it all began in extremely modest circumstances.

Directors: Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar | Stars: Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Uttara Baokar, Siddharth Daftardar, Mahesh Elkunchwar

Votes: 104

*Vaastupurush (Marathi)

43. Zenda (2009)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

Two young politicians cannot see eye to eye, resulting in the split of a political party into two factions.

Director: Avadhoot Gupte | Stars: Siddharth Chandekar, Shubhangi Gokhale, Ujwala Jog, Neha Joshi

Votes: 395

44. Dahavi pha (2002)

135 min | Drama

School kids who feel discriminated against must learn to channel their righteous indignation in a positive way.

Directors: Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar | Stars: Atul Kulkarni, Jyoti Subhash, Milind Gunaji, Nimish Kathale

Votes: 48

45. Bokya Satbande (2009)

120 min | Family

The adventures of a ten-year-old boy are chronicled in this movie, based on a series of books by Dilip Prabhavalkar.

Director: Raj Pendurkar | Stars: Aryan Narvekar, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Alok Rajwade

Votes: 40