ESG presents Classic Marathi Films

 

 
The Entertainment Society of Goa in collaboration with Prabhat Film Company is organising “Film Festival of Prabhat Films”, in Goa from March 15 to March 19. The festival will screen a bouquet of award-winning Marathi films at Maquinez Palace, Panaji.
 
Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar will inaugurate the festival which will be held at Maquinez Palace, Auditorium I, Panaji on March 15 at 5 p.m. followed by the screening of the film Sant Tukaram. The chief guest of the evening will be film critic and cinema writer, Isak Mujawar. For five days the audience will see five renowned Marathi films, Shejari will be screened on March 16, followed by Kunku on March 17, Ramshastri on March18 and on March 19 will be Manoos. All the films will be screened at 5.30 p.m. in Audi I, Maquinez Palace. A number of film posters will also be displayed along the ESG corridors. 
 
On March 17 a seminar will be held on Challenges faced by the Regional Cinema at 11 a.m. with panellists like Isak Mujawar, Goan filmmaker, Rajendra Talak, Dnyanesh Moghe and film producer, Dr Mrs Pramod Salgaokar.
 
 
SANT TUKARAM (1936)
 
Director: V Damle and S Fatelal
 
Music: K Bhole 
 
Cast: V Pagnis,Gauri, Pandit Damle, Kusum Bhagwat and Bhagwat
 
The film is based on the life of the 17th century saint from Maharashtra, a poet whose work UNESCO had selected for translation. The film received plaudits at the Venice Film Festival in 1937 and was adjudged as one of the three best films of the world.
SHEJARI (Marathi) / PADOSI (Hindi) 1941
 
Director: V Shantaram
 
Music: Master Krishnrao
 
Cast: Gajanan Jagirdar, K Date, Chandrakant, Jayashree and Master Chotu. In Hindi: G Jagirdar, Mazhar Khan, Balwant Singh, Anis Khatoon and Radhakishan.
 
Another distinguished social film to be directed by internationally known genius V Shantaram. The film highlights the problem, crucial to Indian society that of Hindu-Muslim unity. Much of the film’s background related to a dam and the photographic exploitation of the subject ending in the tragic dam-burst is marked by unique technical skill. The romantic interludes in the film are made all the more colourful by a climatic torch dance.
KUNKU (Marathi) / DUNIYA NA MANE (Hindi) 1937
 
Director: V Shantaram
 
Music: K Bhole 
 
Cast: Shanta Apte, Keshavrao Date, Vasanti and Vimalabai Vashitha
 
One of the finest social films of India of all times, Kunku explores the tragic of a May-December marriage. In this case, the bridegroom is a widower and the bride an intrepid and aspiring young woman. Set in the typically middleclass family of the country. The film develops its psychological tensions boldly, equally revolutionary solutions for the couples marital impasse. It was screened in Venice International Film Festival.
 
 
RAMSHASTRI (Marathi and Hindi) 1944
 
Director: Gajanan Jagirdar 
 
Music: K Bhole and G Damle 
 
Cast: Gajanan Jagirdar, Baby Shakuntala, Anant Marathe, Lalita Pawar, Ganapatrao, Hansa Wadkar, ,Master Vitthal and Master Chotu
 
The biographical film traces the career of an intrepid judge, during the Peshwa regime of the Maratha Empire. The reconstruction of history is marked by dramatic thrills, the use of resplendent costumes, and breathtaking opulent decor and sets.
MANOOS (Marathi) / AADMI (Hindi) 1939 
 
Director: V Shantaram 
 
Music Master Krishnarao 
 
Cast: Shahu Modak,Shanta Hublikar, Bai Sundrabai, Ram Marathe, Master Chotu, Buasaheb and Gauri 
 
This film brings together a simple-minded policeman and an innocent prostitute. The former tries to restore to the later a life of decency by marrying her but the woman is still haunted by the moral legacy of her past. A chain of highly dramatic incidents ensues, culminating in the prostitute committing a murder, unwittingly. The final separation of the two protagonists is marked by both subtly and poignancy. The film is famous for a multi-lingual song “Kashala Udyachi Baat”. The event is open to all. Seating arrangement is on first- come- first- serve basis.
The Entertainment Society of Goa in collaboration with Prabhat Film is presenting a bouquet of classic Marathi films from March 15 to March 19