It’s Woman Power in Marathi Entertainment

Ashwini Bhave and Mukta Barve

Actress Ashwini Bhave and Actress Mukta Barve

On the occasion of International Women’s day, we at Marathi Movie World thought of reviewing the role of Woman in different departments of Marathi Entertainment. And, we observed that it’s woman power everywhere, be it Marathi stage, TV serials or films. They are in the forefront not only to entertain the audience but also prove their ability in different fields, such as acting, production, direction, costume designing, lyrics, music and so on.

If we start with the theatre section, today we find the female actresses inviting all the attention, while displaying their acting potential through various ongoing Marathi plays. To name a few, Mukta Barve in Code Mantra, Spruha Joshi in ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy‘, Leena Bhagwat in ‘Ke Dil Abhi Bhara Nahin‘ Reshma Ramchandra in ‘Chhada’ and so on.

Spruha Joshi and Mrinal Kulkarni

Spruha Joshi and Mrinal Kulkarni

On the small screen we find Mrunal Dusanis (Assa Sasar Surekh Bai), Akshaya Deodhar ( Tujhyat Jeev Rangala) , Mayuri Deshmukh ( Khulta Kali Khulena) have set some ideals before the audience, through their respective characters. Every serial has a negative character. Today, we see some of the women playing negative roles. So, it is a woman v/s Woman. But finally, it is always the win of pleasant over the evil. Title songs of almost all the serials have domination of female singers. Moreover, when we visit the sets, we find many women associated with production and technical work, which is highly appreciated.

Akshaya Deodhar and Mayuri Deshmukh

Akshaya Deodhar and Mayuri Deshmukh

Now, coming to the big screen, we have observed the importance given to many women oriented films in Marathi, with more and more women coming forward to making of films. So, after Sai Paranjape , Aruna Raje, we find women film makers like Shravani Deodhar, Sumitra Bhave, Kaanchan Adhikari, Samruddhi Porey, Mrinal Kulkarni, Kranti Redkar and so on, also coming forward to offer their creativity. Some of the actresses who have already proved their mettle through their respective characters in women oriented films and winning the awards and appreciation are, Ashwini Bhave, Urmila Kanitkar Kothare, Sai Tamhankar, Tejaswini Pandit, Mrunmayee Deshpande in the recent past. There are many others associated with production and post production work.

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