Best Short Film In Marathi

Pradosh

1905, Maharashtra. Latika gets married into a family where her husband, an open minded person with a new wave of thoughts, passes away a few weeks after marriage. Widowed, Latika is asked to go bald and wear the widow’s garb for the rest of her life. Her brother-in-law, Shridhar essays roles of women in the local musical theatre. Latika, who is educated, feels disgusted seeing a ‘man’ dressed in an attire that is rightfully hers, creating tension in their relationship. However, they get to know each other better through the course of time, eventually falling in love. Full of questions, their relationship stands at a threshold, where there is no going back, and this happens on the auspicious night of Pradosh.

Director:

Arjun Mogre

Writers:

Arjun Mogre (story), Arjun Mogre

Stars:

Siddharth Chandekar, Mrinmayee Godbole, Ankita Joshi

Chaitra

Chaitra is a short film by Kranti Kanade based on author G.A. Kulkarni’s story of the same name. Kranti selected this story for his thesis short film towards completion of his degree in Direction from Film and Television Institute of India. The film went on to win three National Film Awards in 2002.

Initial release: 20 August 2002

Director: Kranti Kanade

Story by: G. A. Kulkarni

Produced by: Film and Television Institute of India

Cast: Sonali Kulkarni

Awards: National Film Award – Special Jury Award,

Pistulya

Pistulya belongs to a backward caste where there is no place for education.His late father wanted him to get educated and put him in school now he cant afford the school uniform and books hence he cant go to school.His mother forces him to beg along with her and is not concerned about educating him.Pistulya’s community are engaged into stealing business to make a living and also want him to do the same.He is beaten and forcefully trained into stealing.But feels guilty as he cant attend school.

Initial release: 2009

Director: Nagraj Manjule

Editor: Kutubuddin Inamdar

Awards: National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director, National Film Award – Special Jury Award

Cinematography: Gargee Kulkarni, Kutubuddin Inamdar

Paywat

After completing her routine chores, Maydi, the daughter of land laborers starts her school journey. A portrait of a day in her life.

Release date: January 2016 (India)

Directors: Mithunchandra Chaudhari, Nayana Dolas

Producer: Nayana Dolas

Cinematography: Kutub Inamdar

Editor: Vaibhav DabhadeCast: Mayur Upadhyay, Vainshavi Tangde

Awards: National Film Award for Best Educational/Motivational/Instructional Film.

Khidkee

A middle-aged housewife, Madhu, and a young screenplay writer, Ashween, live across the road from each other, and get glimpses of one another’s lives from their living-room windows. Little do they know that their minds have their own windows!

Directed by 

Rohan Kanawade

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Rohan Kanawade(writer)

Cast  

Lalit PrabhakarAshween
Kalyanee Mulay
Abhay KulkarniShirish
Sachin SureshRaj
Veena NairMadhu

Produced by 

Balachandran Ramiahproducer
Hareesh Reddypalliexecutive producer

Cinematography by 

Aparna Dharmadhikari

Film Editing by 

Rohan Kanawade

Art Direction by 

Parag Pradhan
Murali Raman

Makeup Department 

Praneeta Mhatrehair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management 

Yogendra Muleproduction manager

Sound Department 

Pranav KothiSync Sound Recordist
Kothi Pranavsound editor
Dharmendra Singh Rajputboom operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Yogendra Mulecostumer

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