We doubt there’s a stronger medium to carry social change to the nooks of civilization than cinema. Movies have always supported social causes through inspiring and heartbreaking stories. In the spirit of social responsibility and change, here are five strong Marathi movies that spoke on behalf of the common man and his problems.
Madhav Apte (Sandeep Kulkarni) is a working-class man who works hard to make a decent living for his family. However, the corruption and a heavily flawed system that’s never on his side push him off the edge. A mild-mannered Madhav becomes untethered with frustration and the film culminates on a gut-wrenching note.
Streaming Amazon Prime
Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy
Marathi manus Dinkar Bhosale (Sachin Khedekar) is facing an identity crisis and wants to do something about it but doesn’t know where to begin. But things start to change when he is assisted by none other than the visions of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to set things right.
Streaming on Amazon Prime
Me Shivaji Park
Five retired friends are regulars at the Shivaji Park promenade. They are all old friends who take walks around the park and discuss their lives and current affair. One of the friends loses their granddaughter to a freak accident but the friends think there’s something fishy about it and that she was murdered by a powerful businessman. The friends launch a rebellion to bring the perp to their own brand of justice.
Streaming on Zee5
Shikshanachya Aayacha Gho
Madhukar Rane (Bharat Jadhav) is a single father who works hard to give his son a good education. When his son expresses interest in sports, the father is horrified at the prospect of him dropping out of school and forces him to study. Unfortunately, the son cannot take the pressure, which triggers the father to take his complaints up with the school system.
Streaming on YouTube
A young student Rege is forced into studying medicine by his father, who’s a doctor. However, Rege is attracted to the world of crime when his paths cross with a small-time local gangster M Bhai. This intense non-linear story ends on a heartbreaking note and is a must-watch.
Streaming on Zee5