If you’re looking for quality Marathi entertainment, then check out Disney+ Hotstar’s roster of television shows streaming on the platform. From Raja Shivchhatrapati to Ambat Goad, here are eight shows worth sampling.
This historical drama (pictured above) explores the life of warrior king Shivaji, the most famous ruler of the Marathi empire. The show primarily focuses on Shivaji’s efforts to create an independent kingdom.
Creator: Hemant Devdhar
Cast: Amol Kolhe, Mrunal Kulkarni
The Patil and Kshirsagar families are sworn enemies, who constantly clash in their quest for political power. A young girl becomes a pawn in this ruthless game.
Creator: Deepak Nalawde
Cast: Vinay Apte, Suyash Tilak, Hruta Durgule, Prasad Pandit
This comedy drama features the Vidhawan family, which is filled with oddball characters. They’re constantly bickering and rarely manage to see eye-to-eye, especially the daughters-in-law. The two patriarchs of the family grow tired of these everyday fights, until one smart grandson decides to fix things.
Creators: Rajan Wagdhare, Dnyanesh Bhalekar
Cast: Sakashm Kulkarni, Ketaki Chitale, Sanjay Mone, Vandana Gupte
This is a show that’s all about love and its many layers. It’s not a straight story, but one that’s filled with complexities. It stars two couples who are absolutely in love. But, their respective relationships are put through the wringer due to multiple reasons, which might end up affecting their lives in a massive way.
Creator: Umesh Namjoshi
Cast: Swapnil Joshi, Amruta Khanvilkar, Siddharth Chandekar, Madhura Deshpande
‘Be Dune Daha’
This show cleverly addresses the ideas of single parenthood and remarriage in India. The story follows Vibhawari and Swanand, two single parents who decide to get remarried for the well-being of their children, who are none too happy with this decision.
Creator: Irawati Karnik
Cast: Raja Bapat, Sunil Barve, Rama Joshi
A drama series, Jayostute was created in order to spread awareness about the spiking crime rates in society. It features Pragati, a smart and confident lawyer who relentlessly fights for the common man.
Creator: Mahesh Kothare
Cast: Priya Marathe
A long-running Marathi TV series, this show is the story of Kalyani. She’s a simple, down-to-earth girl who gets married into the Sardeshmukh family. Her mother-in-law, Rajlaxmi, the oldest daughter-in-law of the family, is both stern and dominating. Gradually, she becomes Kalyani’s mentor.
Creators: Harshad Paranjape, Kedar Vaidya, Vaibhav Chinchalkar
Cast: Jui Gadkari, Harshada Khanvilkar, Aastad Kale
‘Nakalat Saare Ghadale’
This family drama is a remake of the Hindi show Ye Hai Mohabbatein. It’s the story of Pratap and Neha, who are brought together by fate. Neha is a child specialist and so, children are very dear to her. She finds herself bound to Pratap even more because of their love for Pari, Pratap’s daughter from his ex-wife.
Creator: Avinash Waghmare
Cast: Nupur Parulekar, Harish Dudhade