Over the years, we have seen many popular television artistes making their debut in Marathi films. But, they don’t achieve much success on big screen, especially when they play lead roles. What could be the reason ? MarathiMovieWorld did speak to few home viewers of their serials and their reply was very simple. Most of them don’t watch Marathi films in theatre. But, some of them do watch Marathi plays and therefore, when a popular Marathi TV artiste performs in a new or revived Marathi play, he is keenly watched by his fans.
Some actors like Nana Patekar, Ashok Saraf, Late Laxmikant Berde, Late Kashinath Ghanekar and few others, who found their entry into films directly from their stage experience, while few like Sachin Pilgaonkar and Mahesh Kothare already had their strong background as child artistes in Hindi and Marathi films.
But today, we find many TV artistes being preferred by Marathi film makers, perhaps to cash on their popularity. And, the best examples are, ‘Duheri‘ fame Sanket Pathak, who is making his debut in ‘Dostigiri‘, ‘Tujhyat Jeev Rangala‘ fame Hardik Joshi, who is making his debut in ‘Journey Premachi‘ and ‘Pudhcha Paul‘ fame Sangram Samel, who is all set to make his debut in the film ‘Braveheart‘.
In the past, we had seen popular young male TV artistes like Santosh Juvekar, Bhushan Pradhan, Vaibhav Tatwawdi and few others making their entry into Marathi films. But, in the roles of a solo hero, they couldn’t attain much success. Shashank Ketkar made his debut through the film ‘One way Ticket‘ playing a parallel hero, but the film flopped. There is an exception like Swwapnil Joshi; but he was already a popular star on Hindi television too. So, all eyes now, on the film debut of Hardik, Sanket and Sangram.