Happy Gudi Padwa 2019: Marathi films you could watch as a family on this auspicious festival

From drama to comedy to some heartwarming films, the Marathi film industry has generated excellent content and beautiful films over the years.

The festival of Gudi Padwa is just around the corner and Maharashtrians have begun gearing up to celebrate the festival which marks the beginning of the new. The festival this year will be celebrated on April 6 and streets with majority of Maharashtrian population will see all of them step out in their traditional best and celebrate it with full gusto. The food is a delightful affair and families often come together to prepare the delicacies together as one. It is a day spent with closed ones and on this occasion we bring you the best Marathi films you could enjoy with your family. From drama to comedy to some heartwarming films, the Marathi film industry has generated excellent content and beautiful films over the years.

1. Balak Palak 

This 2013 comedy drama film revolves around four adolescents and how sex education has a huge part to play in their growing up years. The film was actor Riteish Deshmukh's debut Marathi production and the actor does plan to remake this film in Hindi as well.

2. Tarayanche Bait 

A heartwarming story of a young boy who dreams of coming to Mumbai only to stay in a five-star hotel. A wish which his father simply cannot write off. The film, starring actor Sachin Khedekar in the lead, is a slice of life story about dreams and living in the present. Ekta Kapoor marked her foray into Marathi films with this production.

3. Kaksparsh 

This period drama set in the 1930-50's was a critically acclaimed film. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, the film revolves around a Brahmin family based in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The film was a success at the box office as well as won awards for its screenplay and the best film award. Released in 2012, it is a film worth re-visiting. 

4. Balgandharva 

This historical biopic was based on the life of famous singer and actor Narayan Shripad Rajhans who was rechristened Balgandharva by Lokmanya Tilak. Released in 2011, this film was reportedly declared a 'superhit' at the box office and was also instrumental in getting corporate houses interested in producing Marathi films. It has also won three National Awards.

5. Shwaas

Shwaas was India's official entry to the Oscars in 2004 and turned things around for Marathi cinema in a big way. The heartwarming film tells the story of a young boy who is detected with retinal cancer and his grandfather who cannot come to terms with the fact that he may never be able to see again. The film also won the national award, nearly 50 years since a Marathi film last earned this title.

6. Harishchandrachi Factory 

The official entry of India to the Oscars in 2009, Harishchandrachi Factory touched hearts worldwide. Based on Dadasaheb Phalke's accidental discovery of tent screening to his struggle of making India's first fearture film, this movie explores the life of The Father of Indian cinema. In September 2009, it was selected as India's official entry to Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film Category, making it the second film, after Shwaas (2004), in Marathi cinema to receive this honour.

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