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  • Who won at the Marathi Filmfare Awards

    The first ever Ajeenkya DY Patil Filmfare Awards (Marathi) took place on November 20, 2015 in Thane, Maharashtra. Find out who the big winners were right here.

    Winners of the Marathi Filmfare Awards 2015

    "Marathi cinema has come of age and it was time we acknowledged that.”

    The first ever Marathi Filmfare Awards took place on November 20, 2015.

    Thane, Maharashtra welcomed stars of Marathi cinema and Bollywood royalty onto a glamourous red carpet.

    Star guests included the likes of Varun Dhawan, Riteish Deshmukh, Tabu, Urmila Matondkar and Vidya Balan grace the prestigious event to look back at some of the film highlights of 2014.

    British Asian model, Deana Uppal also attended, looking stunning in a detailed red and pink outfit with multi-coloured embroidery.

    Winners of the Marathi Filmfare Awards 2015

    Live dance and music performances came from Amruta Khanvilkar, Manasi Naik, and Vaishali Samant.

    Big winners of the night included Dr Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero, which took away ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Actor (Male)’ for Nana Patekar and ‘Best Actor (Female)’ for Sonali Kulkarni.

    Elizabeth Ekadashi which was up for 12 nominations won ‘Best Story’ and ‘Best Dialogue’. The ‘Best Director’ award went to Nagraj Manjule for Fandry.

    Riteish Deshmukh who made his Marathi film debut with Lal Bhaari, won ‘Best Debut (Male)’, while the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ went to Ramesh Deo.

    Winners of the Marathi Filmfare Awards 2015

    Marathi cinema has grown in popularity over the years, and the quality of films coming out of the industry are on par with the rest of South India and Bollywood.

    Editor of Filmfare magazine, Jitesh Pillaai says: “In the last few years, Marathi cinema has come of age and it was time we acknowledged that.”

    Ajeenkya D Y Patil, president of Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, added that he hoped these awards would offer an even bigger boost to the industry.

    Winners of the Marathi Filmfare Awards 2015

    Here is the full list of winners of the Ajeenkya DY Patil Filmfare Awards (Marathi):

    Best Film
    Dr Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero (2014)

    Best Director
    Nagraj Manjule – Fandry

    Best Actor (Male)
    Nana Patekar – Dr Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero

    Best Actor (Female)
    Sonali Kulkarni – Dr Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
    Kishore Kadam – Fandry

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
    Amruta Subhash – Astu

    Best Music Director
    Ajay-Atul – Lai Bhaari

    Best Lyrics
    Guru Thakur – Mauli Mauli (Lai Bhaari)

    Best Playback Singer (Male)
    Ajay Gogavale – Mauli Mauli (Lai Bhaari)

    Best Playback Singer (Female)
    Ketaki Mategaonkar – Mala Ved Lagale (Timepass)

    Critics’ Best Film
    Paresh Mokashi – Elizabeth Ekadashi and Gajendra Ahire (Postcard)

    Critics’ Best Actor (Male)
    Mohan Agashe – Astu

    Critics’ Best Actor (Female)
    Usha Naik – Ek Hazarachi Note

    Best Child Actor
    Somnath Avghade – Fandry

    Lifetime Achievement Award
    Ramesh Deo

    Best Debut (Male)
    Riteish Deshmukh – Lai Bhaari

    Best Debut (Female)
    Parna Pethe – Rama Madhav

    Best Debut Director
    Abhijit Panse – Rege and Mahesh Limaye (Yellow)

    Best Production Design
    Nitin Chandrakant Desai – Rama Madhav

    Best Cinematography
    Vikram Amladi – Fandry

    Best Story
    Madhugandha Kulkarni – Elizabeth Ekadashi

    Best Screenplay
    Paresh Mokashi – Elizabeth Ekadashi

    Best Dialogue
    Madhugandha Kulkarni and Paresh Mokashi – Elizabeth Ekadashi

    Best Editing
    Dinesh Gopal Poojari – Rege

    Best Background Score
    Monty Sharma – Rege

    Best Choreography
    Ganesh Acharya – Aala Holicha San (Lai Bhaari)

    Best Sound Design
    Rohit Pradhan – Rege

    The first ever Ajeenkya DY Patil Filmfare Awards (Marathi) proved to be a spectacular event highlighting the brilliant and creative talents in the Marathi film industry.

    Congratulations to all of the winners!

    Aisha an English literature graduate, is a keen editorial writer. She adores reading, theatre, and anything arts related. She is a creative soul and is always reinventing herself. Her motto is: “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

    Images courtesy of Filmfare and Deana Uppal Instagram


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