Top 10 Directors in Marathi Film Industries

It’s indeed upsetting that Marathi Films are underrated even though the content of the film is pure gold. Thank God! We are blessed with some outstanding film-makers and we absolutely love them for their creativity, vision and strive in bringing the golden era of Marathi Cinema back.

Gajendra Ahire –


Gajendra Ahire is one of the most promising filmmakers in the Marathi Film Industry. He is a creative film-maker, who has baggage of classic movies like Vasudev Balwant Phadke’, ‘Bioscope’, ‘Anumati’, to name a few. His new directorial play ‘Aabalal Adkitte Ani Mumtaz Mahal’ starring Shashank KetakrNeha Joshi is going strong in theatres.

Ravi Jadhav –


Ravi Jadhav’s romcom Time Pass’ was the first Marathi movie which made it to the 100-crore mark. ‘Natrang, directed by him won the National Award for Best Film in the year 2009. He went ahead to give us ‘Balgandharva’, ‘Balak Palak, and many more stellar films as a director/producer/actor. His recent directorial ‘Nude… Chitraa’ will hit the big screens soon.


Paresh Mokashi –

Paresh Mokashi made his directorial debut with ‘Harishchandrachi Factory’, which went on to become India’s official entry to the Oscars in 2009. Paresh’s directorial ‘Elizabeth Ekadashi’, won the National Award for the Best Children’s Film.

His creativity is always worth noticing. His way of picturing a story is beautiful.  

Mahesh Manjrekar –

Mahesh Majrekar is one of the most outstanding filmmakers in the Industry. His movies are often ahead of time and provoke you from within. ‘Natasamrat, ‘Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy, ‘Kaksparsha’,Astitva are some of his amazing contributions to the Industry that have gained him rave reviews. He is recently seen hosting Big Boss’s Marathi debut on Colors.

Sanjay Jadhav –


Dada, as fondly called in the Industry, rose to fame with blockbuster movie ‘Duniyadari’. He went on to produce youthful series on Zee Marathi ‘Dil Dosti Duniyadaari’. He is an entertainment lover and believes in seeing smiles on people’s faces as they leave the theatres. His recent flick ‘Ye Re Ye Re Paisa’ was widely accepted by the public.Nagraj Manjule –

Nagraj is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter who rose to fame with widely-acclaimed movie ‘Sairat’ and his first short film, ‘Pistulya earned him a National Award in the Non-Feature Film category.

He recently won an award as the Best director in the 65th year of National Awards Ceremony. Nagraj is more of a social message giver and his movies throw light on the life of people, in a realistic way.Umesh Kulkarni –

Umesh Kulkarni is an award-winning film-maker who directed spectacular movies such as ‘Valu’, Deool’, ‘Vihir’ and others. His movieshave had managed to grab some serious attention in many festivals as they have superior content and plight of rural humans, which is going unnoticed by the modern society.

Sachin Kundalkar –

Sachin Kundalkar’s  ‘Gandha’ which consisted of three different stories, became the first Marathi film to win the National Award for the Best Screenplay. He has given some really noteworthy movies including ‘Vazandaar’, ‘Happy Journey’ and his recent ‘Gulabjaam’ was loved by the audience.Satish Rajwade – 

Satish Rajwade is known for his ‘Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai’ Franchise. His way of portraying stories on screen is magical and you just can’t help but be in the dream world. His recent movie ‘Aapla Manoos’ was received very well by the public which starred Nana Patekar in the lead role. He is planning to release ‘Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai-3’ soon staring Swwapnil Joshi and Mukta Barve.

Kedar Shinde: 

Yet again one of the promising and versatile directors in the Industry, Kedar Shinde holds one of the most important positions as a writer and a producer too.He has been the director of publicly loved films like ‘Shrimant Damodar Pant’, ‘Aga Bai Areccha‘, ‘Galgale Nighale‘, ‘Kho Kho‘ and went on to direct a Bollywood Movie ‘Toh Baat Pakki‘ starring Tabu, Sharman Joshi, Vatsal Seth. His recent directorial play includes ‘Gela Udat‘ starring Siddharth Jadhav.  

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