Marathi cinema has come a long way from the last decade. Not only is there a rise in the quality of the films, a few of them have also managed to have a great run in the theatres. Here’s an attempt to look at the most successful Marathi films in terms of gross collections at the box office.
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We have referred to Wikipeda for the box office figures.
[tab title =”4 – Lai Bhaari”]Ritiesh Deshmukh debuted in the marathi film industry with a bang. Directed by Nishikant Kamat, Lai Bhaari was an instant hit. It used all the tropes of usual commercial Indian cinema and came up with a winner of a film. The music by Ajay-Atul was also popular. Lai Bhaari also earned close to Rs. 40 crores at the box office, but supposedly a little less than Katyar.[/tab]
[tab title =”3 – Katyar Kaljaat Ghusli”]Again an adaptation of a classic Sangeet Natak, this film that released in 2015 had enthralled one and all. The delectable classical music and the solid story was a winning combination. Great performances by Sachin Pilgaonkar and Subodh Bhave further lend the film the much needed push at the box office. Produced by Zee studios, this film also approximately earned close to Rs. 40 crores at the box office, but supposedly a little less than Natsamrat which also earned from shows in US and other countries.[/tab]
[tab title =”2 – Natsamrat”]The Nana Patekar starrer melodrama adapted from a seminal play by the created a furor at the box office at the beginning of the year. The story of a retired thespian being ill-treated by his own children touched the heart of Maharashtra. Nana Patekar gave one of his best ever performances and impressed one and all. Produced by Great Marathi Entertaiment, Fincraft Media and Gajanan Chitra and distributed by Zee, Natsamrat was till a few months back the highest grossing Marathi film with a collection of approx. Rs. 40 crores.[/tab]
[tab title =”1 – Sairat”]Even two weeks into its release, Sairat still has the whole of Maharashtra under its spell. People are still queuing up outside cinema halls in every nook and corner of the state. Within 2 weeks itself it has broken the all-time record of a marathi film’s collection at the box office. The epic love story with a tragic end has struck a chord with the classes as well as the masses of Maharashtra. Ajay-Atul’s music is superhit! sairat has the rare distinction of being the film that has won over the critics and the audiences alike. It has grossed Rs. 41 crore till now and the numbers are still pretty much steady. Most trade analysts are not counting off Sairat crossing the Rs. 60 crore mark, with the Rs. 50 crore mark well in sight. This is a massive jump from the second highest grosser of Rs. 40 crore. This shows that the film is working due to its content and not only due to the massive promotions by Zee.[/tab][/tabs]