These days, the beginning of South Indian films is speaking loudly among people. From North India to the eastern and western corners of India, people are loving the films from the south. ‘Drisham-2’, ‘Pushpa’, ‘Master’, ‘Vikram’, ‘RRR’ Many superhit films like Adi have entertained Indian cinema fans not only in India but across the world. Not only the celebs of South, now Bollywood stars are also starting to claim that these films are successful and better. Recently, famous Marathi and Bollywood actor Mahesh Manjrekar (Mahesh Manjrekar praises Kannada filmmakers) has also acknowledged this.
According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, Mahesh Manjrekar has praised KGF (KGF Makers) and Kannada cinema and also talked about taking Marathi films forward. On 14 September, Paritosh Painter’s Kaleidoscope Cinema and Rajesh Mohanty’s SR Enterprise announced 7 Marathi films under their banner at an event in Mumbai. Many Marathi artists also participated in this event, in which Mahesh Manjrekar was also present.
“Kannada industry will shut down…”
Mahesh praised Marathi films but also said that Marathi cinema also needs to breathe like Kannada cinema. According to the report, he said – Till a few years ago, the condition of the Kannada film industry was such that it could be shut down at any time. But there was one person who believed in making films and spending a lot of money on them. The same man created the KGF and his step created history. What pleases me the most is that they didn’t make both parts of KGF in Hindi, but made it in Kannada, dubbed it in Hindi and then dumped it on the audience!
Marathi cinema also asked to support
Mahesh Manjrekar further said that he envies the makers of KGF film and he wants to do the same in Marathi films. He said that we can shout that Marathi cinema is great. He has no shortage of talent. There is a dearth of people who can understand the vision of Marathi filmmakers. It is important that we also grow up budget Make movies. He said that nowadays only Marathi and Malayalam cinema is making good content. One has to trust the Marathi filmmakers and KGF producers will invest as much money as they invested in that film.
First Published: September 16, 2022, 14:14 IST