MUMBAI: The Maharashtra chapter of Federation of Film Societies of India recently celebrated the centenary of Marathi cinema at Nashik.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Birth Centenary celebrations committee-made documentary film Dream Sketch Wings directed by Gajanan Jahagirdar portraying Phalke’s role in laying down the foundation of Indian cinema, was also screened.
A 52-minute Phalke Anthology based on Dadasaheb Phalke’s silent films made by Pune-based the National Films Archive was also screened at the event.
Filmmakers like Kiran Shantaram, Mahesh Kothare, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Vijay Kondke, Mahesh Manjrekar and senior actress Sulochana were honoured at the event. Also honoured were filmmakers Amol Palekar, Jabbar Patel, Umesh Kulkarni, Paresh Mokashi, Sandeep Sawant, and producer Ramdas Phutane.
The centenary celebration of Marathi cinema is being done in parallel to that of Indian cinema.