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20 Best Marathi Movies of All Time You Must Watch

Since the beginning of the 21st Century, Marathi movies saw itself broken by hurriedly written scripts and almost as carelessly directed final prints. It has been miserable in terms of finances, and the arrival of cheap, almost obscene kind of rural comedy that entered into mainstream Marathi film.

But things haven’t been always that bad. In previous years, Marathi cinema presented some of the classics of world cinema. The following is a list of 20 Marathi movies you should watch, again and again, until you get my point:

Best Marathi Movies of All Time

Best Marathi Movies to Watch on Netflix

Sairat (2016)

IMDB Ratings- 8.3/10

Cast- Rinku Rajguru, Akash Thosar

Awards- National Film Awards- Special Jury Award
Two college friends Archi and Parshya, who come from different castes, fall in love with each other. But their relationship faces conflict due to the harsh practice of casteism.

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Thackeray (2019)

IMDB Ratings- 5.2/10

Cast- Nawazuddin Siddique, Amrita Rao

Awards- None

The movie is based on the life of Balasaheb Thackeray, a cartoonist with a dynamic personality, who played a key role in the birth of Shiv Sena, before becoming the most powerful political leader in Maharashtra.

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Bucket List (2018)

IMDB Ratings- 5.9/10

Cast- Madhuri Dixit Nene

Awards- None

When Madhura Sane, a middle-aged woman, gets a heart transplant from Sai, a 20-year-old girl, she determines to fulfill her donor’s unfulfilled wishes.

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Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)

IMDB Ratings- 8.4/10

Cast- Nandu Madhav, Atharv Karve

Awards- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi

Dadasaheb Phalke accidentally discovers a tent screening a silent movie and is surprised by the idea of storytelling. He brings together a team of technicians to make India’s first feature film.

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Killa (2014)

IMDB Ratings- 8/10

Cast- Parth Bhalerao, Archit Deodhar

Awards- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi

An 11-year-old boy strives to cope with the death of his father while attempting to make new friends in an unknown place after his mother receives a job transfer.

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Natsamrat (2016)

IMDB Ratings- 9.1/10

Cast- Nana Patekar

Awards- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor

After retirement, Ganpat Belwalkar, a Shakespearean actor, distributes his property amongst his two children. Nevertheless, their ungratefulness forsakes Ganpat and his wife homeless during their old age.

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Firebrand (2019)

IMDB Ratings- 5/10

Cast- Usha Jadhav, Rajeshwari Sachdeva

Awards- None

A successful lawyer represents female clients in complex divorce cases, but her injuries after sexual assault cause difficulties in her own marriage.

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Saavat (2019)

IMDB Ratings- 7.4/10

Cast- Smita Tambe

Awards- None

In rural India, a detective’s investigation of seven confounding suicides reveals prophecies about the stories and mindsets of the rest of the village.

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Muramba (2017)

IMDB Ratings- 8.1/10

Cast- Mithila Palkar, Amey Wagh

Awards- Filmfare Awards for Best Actor

Alok and Indu, who have been in a relationship for three years, choose to part ways. Yet, things take a turn when Alok’s parents get to know that they have broken up.

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15 August (2019)

IMDB Ratings- 5.8/10

Cast- Mrinmayee Deshpande

Awards- None

On India’s Independence Day, a catastrophe in a Mumbai building obstructs a young couple’s love story as residents struggle to help a little boy.

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Marathi Movies To Watch On Amazon Prime

Shwaas (2004)

IMDB Ratings- 8.3/10

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Cast- Ashwin Chitale, Arun Nalawade

Awards- National Film Award for Best Feature Film

A young boy is suffering from retinoblastoma, retinal cancer, and can only survive after losing his eyesight. So, his grandfather tries to show him that life is wonderful in every form.

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Half ticket (2016)

IMDB Ratings- 7.9/10

Cast- Shubham More, Bhalcha Kadam

Awards- Many international awards like Carrousel International du Film, Dytiatko International Children TV Festival, Molodist International Film Festival, and Zanzibar International Film Festival Awards

Influenced by the appearance of a new pizza shop in their locality, two young brothers from a slum make every effort to eat a slice of pizza.

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YZ (2016)

IMDB Ratings- 7.3/10

Cast- Parna Pethe, Akshay Tanksale

Awards- None

Gajanan, a 33-year-old school teacher, experiences a life-changing event after he comes across Battees, his student, and three women, Parnarekha, Antara, and Sayali.

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Aga Bai Arechha (2004)

IMDB Ratings- 7.3/10

Cast- Sanjay Narvekar

Awards- None

Shriranga Deshmukh is disappointed with all the women in his life. Still, when he gets back from his native place, he realizes he has psychic powers enabling him to hear any woman’s thought.

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Kaul- A Calling (2016)

IMDB Ratings- 7.9/10

Cast- Rohit Kokate, Saudamini Tikle

Awards- Mumbai Film Festival for Young Critics Choice Award

A school teacher in a village experiences a supernatural event and is allocated a duty of universal importance, but is unsure whether to do his task or get himself sent to a mental institution.

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Duniyadari (2013)

IMDB Ratings- 7.4/10

Cast- Swapnil Joshi, Sai Tamhankar

Awards- None

Shreyas, a young man with a bitter relationship with his parents, permeates the void in his life with loyal friends from his college. Nonetheless, he strives to fix his love life by trying to woo Shirin.

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Ye Re Ye Re Paisa 2 (2019)

IMDB Ratings- 5.3/10

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Cast- Mrinmayee Godbole

Awards- None

Jaggu, a recovery agent who is troubled with family responsibilities, makes a team and travels to London to locate Neeraj Shah, a businessman who is fleeing after fooling a bank in India.

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Awesome Marathi Movies On Hotstar

Nirop (2007)

IMDB Ratings- 6/10

Cast- Sameer Dharmadhikari

Awards- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi

Shekhar is a musician who desires to visit his hometown with his wife before he goes to France for work. Their trip to the hometown changes them, providing them a new perspective on life.

Shala (2011)

IMDB Ratings- 8.2/10

Cast- Anshuman Joshi, Ketki Mategaonkar

Awards- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi

Fourteen-year-old Joshi falls in love with Shirodkar, a girl in his class. While he attempts to display his affection, his three other friends face a similar situation.

Guru (2016)

IMDB Ratings- 5.4/10

Cast- Ankush Choudhary

Awards- None

Guru, a fraudster, becomes a witness to a murder, which is a part of a larger conspiracy. When his family and loved ones are endangered, he struggles to protect them at all costs.

Go ahead and binge-watch these movies to absorb brilliantly craft productions and to learn a thing or two about Maharashtra or Indian cinema’s history. Once done, you can also check out these Punjabi flicks.

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