Every Marathi film award function, when telecast on television channel, try to capture more and more audience, with entertaining programme. On Sunday 28th February evening Colors Marathi TV channel focused more on these entertaining events. Instead wasting much time on boring parody and skits, more attention was paid on sizzling dances performed by well known artistes from Marathi film industry. The use of laser show, cleverly used in offering special effects, during the songs, made it something special.
The programme started off well, with good performances by Adinath Kothare, Neha Pendse and Manasi Naik. Top Dancing actress Amruta Khanvilkar presented a wonderful dance performance and so was the dance performance presented by Sonali Kulkarni. Prasad oak and Pushkar Shrotri who shared the dais as show anchors, did a very good job, with the help of well written script.
The awards announced for the year 2014, in different categories, were not at all surprising and those who deserved, found the prestigious ‘black lady’ in their hands. Veteran Ramesh Deo, who is still active at 90, was the most appropriate choice for the Lifetime Achievement award and the same was presented to him by his family members, which was also good thinking, by the hosts. The Grand Old man of Marathi film industry has also completed 68 years of his non stop acting career, which certainly needs a special mention. But, the veteran actor, did not speak much, instead he thanked all those right from his parents to family members and those who offered him suitable roles, during the initial period of his struggle.
There were many non Marathi Bollywood artistes noticed, while giving away the awards; but barring Vidya Balan and Tabbu, none of them tried to speak in Marathi. But, our own Marathi Mulgi from Bollywood Urmila matondkar, while giving away one of the awards, delivered a sensible speech in Marathi, as she wished not only all award winners, but also all those, who were nominated. And, this was a fine gesture, shown by her.
Overall, this film awards programme was really well presented and very entertaining.
By: Shweta Khot © MMW Network