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Marathi Movies That Ruled the Box Office

Marathi cinema has earned acclaim both nationally and internationally for its diverse range of films spanning social dramas, romantic comedies, historical epics, and experimental art-house projects. Over the years, several Marathi films have not only garnered critical acclaim but also achieved significant success at the box office, setting new benchmarks for the industry.

Sairat (2016)  


Directed by Nagraj Manjule, "Sairat" stands as the highest grossing Marathi film of all time. This romantic drama broke barriers with its narrative of forbidden love between a low-caste boy and a high-caste girl. The movie crossed over ₹100 Crore worldwide,  &"Sairat" earned praise for its compelling storyline and memorable music, launching newcomers Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar to stardom.


Natsamrat (2016) 


Based on a renowned Marathi play, "Natsamrat" starred Nana Patekar in a poignant portrayal of a retired actor navigating personal turmoil and family dynamics. Ranked second on the list of highest grossing marathi movies, the film successfully exceeded the box office collection of ₹45 Crore, solidifying its place as one of Marathi cinema's finest offerings.


Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (2015) 

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Directed by Subodh Bhave, "Katyar Kaljat Ghusali" depicted the intense rivalry between two musical families, captivating audiences with its melodious soundtrack and gripping narrative. With a stellar cast including Sachin Pilgaonkar and Shankar Mahadevan, the film grossed over 40 Crores, blending artistic merit with commercial success.


Lai Bhaari (2014)  

 Lai Bhaari

Directed by Nishikant Kamat, "Lai Bhaari" marked Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi film debut, featuring him in an action-packed role that resonated with audiences. The film's box office earnings crossed ₹35 Crore, bolstered by Deshmukh's performance and a special appearance by Bollywood star Salman Khan.

Timepass 2 (2015) and Timepass (2014) 

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Directed by Ravi Jadhav, "Timepass 2" and its predecessor "Timepass" explored romantic relationships across social barriers, showcasing a blend of humor and emotion. These films, starring Priya Bapat, Priyadarshan Jadhav, Prathamesh Parab, and Ketaki Mategaonkar, collectively grossed over ₹65 Crore, highlighting Jadhav's adeptness at capturing youthful romance.


Duniyadari (2013) 


Sanjay Jadhav's "Duniyadari" captivated audiences with its narrative of friendship and love, earning over ₹28 Crore at the box office. Featuring a talented ensemble including Swwapnil Joshi and Ankush Chaudhari, the film resonated with viewers for its engaging storyline and relatable characters.


Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy (2009)

 Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy

Directed by Santosh Ramdas Manjrekar, "Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy" portrayed the journey of an ordinary Marathi man reclaiming his cultural identity with inspiration from Shivaji Maharaj. This socially relevant film, starred Mahesh Manjrekar and Sachin Khedekar, resonating deeply with audiences. Being in the list of highest grossing marathi movies the film earned approximately ₹24 Crore.

Ventilator (2016)  VentilatorDirected by Rajesh Mapuskar, "Ventilator" offered a heartfelt exploration of family dynamics in a hospital setting. Grossing over ₹23 Crore, the film was praised for its ensemble cast and sensitive storytelling, reflecting on human emotions with sincerity and depth.

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