Standing tall

Print edition : October 18, 2013

From Prabhat Films Co's first talkie bilingual "Ayodhya ka Raja/Ayodhyecha Raja" (Hindi/Marathi, 1932).

Hansa Wadkar in the 1950 film “Vanshacha Diva” . She went on to give a sterling performance in the 1959 tamasha hit “Sangtye Aika” . Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Girish Karnad and Smita Patil in Jabbar Patel ’s “Umbartha” (1981), which made a statement about women’s rights. Photo: courtesy: NFAI, Pune

Marathi cinema, as old as Indian cinema itself, has not only arrived but is thriving.
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