Magazine article Screen International

Marathi Films Make Waves at Film Bazaar

Magazine article Screen International

Marathi Films Make Waves at Film Bazaar

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"It's the first time the Maharashtra government is promoting Marathi films at Film Bazaar, as a first step towards creating international exposure for Marathi films," said Sanjay Bhokare, managing director of Film City, who is also the deputy secretary of the Directorate of Cultural Affairs.

The company's joint managing director Sanjay Patil has brought a delegation of nine directors to Film Bazaar and their nine producers for the Producers' Lab. The company has arranged industry screenings for all the films, which are also available in the Viewing Room.

The films are mostly first features such as Mrunalini Bhosale's Kapus Kondyachi Goshta, Jayprad Desai's Nagrik, Bhaurao N. Karhade's Khwada, Shrihari Sathe's 1000 Rupee Note, Abhijit Panse's Rege and Atul Jagdale's Ganvesh.

The package also includes Atul Kale's third film Sandook, Nagesh Bhosle's second film Panhala [pictured] and Sandeep Sawant's second film Nadi Wahate.

Shrihari Sathe was pleased to have the opportunity to present his film 1000 Rupee Note, which has received more than 30 awards within India, at Film Bazaar. "I hope to get more international exposure for my film here. It's helpful with the industry screenings and the Viewing Room," he said. …

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