The first ever Marathi 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 mullti-coloured embroidery.
Big winners of the night included Dr. Prakash Baba Amte- The Real Hero which took away ‘Best Actor (Male)’ for Nana Patekar and ‘Best Actor (Female) for Sonali Kulkarni.
Elizabeth Ekadashi which was up for 12 nominations wo ‘Best story’ and ‘Best Dialogue’. The ‘Best Director’ award went to Nagraj Manjule Fandry.
Riteish Deshmukh Who made his Marathi film debute with Lai Bhaari, won ‘Best Debute (Male)’.while the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ went to Ramesh Deo.
Marathi cinema has grown in popularity over the years, and the quality of films coming out of the industry are on par with rest of South India and Bollywood.
Editor of Filmfare magazine, Jitesh Pillaai says: “In the last few year, Marathi cinema has come of age and it was time we acknowledged that”.
Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, added that he hoped these awards would offer an even bigger boost to the industry.
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 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)
- Crtics’ Best Actor (Male)
Mohan Agashe –Astu
- Critics’ Best Actor (Female)
Usha Naik- Ek Hazarachi Note
- Best Child Actor
Somnath Avghade- Fandry
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- 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 Chandrkant Desai- Rama Madhav
- Best Cinematography
Vikram Amladi – Fandry
- Best Story
- Best Screenplay
Paresh Mokashi- Elizabeth Ekadashi
- Best Dialogue
Madhugandh 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 D Y Patil Filmfare Aards (Marathi) Proved that to be a spectacular event highlighting the brilliant and creative talents in the Marathi film industry.