Could SAIRAT result in disrupting movie business?

Photo-006Nagraj Manjule and his team have achieved an enviable success through its latest Marathi movie Sairat. By now, this movie is known to many non-Marathi speaking viewers as well. The movie has broken all previous records and has become the highest grossing Marathi movie ever, by surpassing Natsamrat, released at the beginning of 2016.

Nagraj Manjule has changed the entire rule book of movie-making while achieving phenomenal success. The director did not have much capital to bank upon, if we consider his previous work: Pistulya (award winning short film) and the feature film Fandry (liked by viewers and critically acclaimed by experts as well) while starting the work of Sairat, apart from the unwavering support he received from his producers, Nitin Keni and Nikhil Sane.

In the entire team of actors and actresses of Sairat, there were two known faces that had previous `experience’ of working in the movie: Chaya Kadam, who has worked with Nagraj in Fandry and is known to Marathi viewers, and Suraj Pawar, who has worked with the same director in Pistulya and Fandry.
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Dr. Rajesh Walawalkar

Human touch!

Dr. Rajesh Walawalkar
Dr. Rajesh Walawalkar

In January 2011, I first participated in half marathon (21 KMS) of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) running event and post that I started managing my calendar in such a way that I do not miss this event. From the time I first participated in 2011 to 2015, the start point of this event has been from Bandra Reclamation and it ended just before Azad Maidan outside Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST). For January 17, 2016 event,  I did not find it necessary to check the start point and landed at Bandra reclamation at 5:19 AM. A cop standing over there told me to go on and find the start point “somewhere ahead”. As I moved on I started realizing that I goofed it up very badly and for this year the start point must shifted somewhere else.
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