Marathi Movies Based on Books:
Literature has always been a source of inspiration for filmmakers all over. Many book adaptations have been made into movies for the pleasure of a larger audience. One of the oldest film industry in the country, Marathi cinema has seen some blockbuster movies that were adapted from books.
Here is a list of Marathi movies based on books:
Shyamchi Aai – 1953
Based on the autobiography written by social activist and author, Sane Guruji. The movie was directed by P Atre. It is a heartening account of a young child’s relationship with his mother. Unfortunately, it has a tragic ending.
Pinjra – 1972
The movie was based on the German sound film “Der Blaue Engel”. Directed by V Shantaram, the movie starred Shriram Lagoo and Sandhyaa in the lead. It is a tragic story of a teacher and a dancer in the backdrop of the famous Marathi Tamasha theater.
based on the popular novel of the same name by Dr. Anand Yadav. The movie is about the Tamasha culture in Maharashtra. The movie was directed by Ravi Jadhav and had Atul Kulkarni deliver a stellar performance.
is based on the book written by Milind Bokil.
is based on the book of the same name by Suhas Shirvalkar.
Prakash Baba Amte
(डॉ प्रकाश बाबा आमटे) the movie was based on the book ‘Prakashwata’ written by Dr. Prakash Amte
the movie was based on the book “Durgi” written by Jaywant Dalvi.
Sinhaasan(सिंहासन) by Arun Sadhu
Bangarwadi(बनगरवाडी) by Vyankatesh Madgulkar
Kachha Limbu (कच्चा लिंबू)
the movie is based on the novel Runanubandh by Jaywant Dalvi.
the movie is based on the novels – Chaundak and Bhandar Bhog by Dr. Rajan Gavas
Lalbaug Parel (लालबाग परळ)
the movie is based on a book by by Jayant Pawar
Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi – 1988
The movie is based on the Hindi movie Biwi Aur Makaan. It was one of the best comedy movies to have been made in Marathi cinema.
Literature has always brought people together by presenting the common man, while cinema has brought this commoner ever more closely with book adaptations that have been made into movies. Marathi movies based on books prove that books can be made into blockbuster movies liked by all.