Mumbai: Disney Star has announced the launch of a Marathi movie channel Pravah Picture on 15 May. The channel will feature Marathi cinema with a library of more than 200 titles.
“The unique proposition of the channel is that it will premiere one Marathi film every week, a promise unheard of in Marathi entertainment,” said the media company in a statement.
"Over the years, Star Pravah has carved a special place in the hearts of Marathi-speaking audiences, making it a household name,” stated Disney Star head network entertainment channels Kevin Vaz. “We are thrilled to extend the Pravah brand with Pravah Picture and bring to our viewers an exciting new channel to further cater to their entertainment needs. We are creating an opportunity for our audiences to come together to watch the finest Marathi titles with their families and celebrate the Maharashtrian culture.”
Pravah Picture will premiere some of the biggest blockbuster films starting with "Pavankhind" on 12 June. Starring Chinmay Mandlekar, Ajay Purkar, Sameer Dharmadhikari, and Aastad Kale, the film is on the list of the top five highest-grossing Marathi films ever.
This will be followed by Hemant Dhome's multi-starrer "Jhimma." The channel will also premiere Ashok Saraf starter "Kadhi Ambat Kadhi Goad" and "Pravaas," superstar Swwapnil Joshi starter "Bali," Mahesh Manjrekar starter "Dhyanimani," multi-starrer and critically acclaimed "Kharkanisanchi Waari."
Industry stalwarts Sachin Pilgaonkar and Mahesh Kothare unveiled the new channel's logo during the special show 'Star Pravah Pariwaar Puraskaar 2022' on 3 April on the Marathi general entertainment channel Star Pravah.