Gone are the days, when most of the films would be based in Delhi and NCR. This year onwards, Maharashtra has become the new cool. It's almost after two decades, that the Marathi milieu is back in fashion.
These films are not only shot in Maharashtra, but they also give a distinct Marathi feel. The audience is widely embracing them. To make it look more authentic, the makers are even getting actors from the Marathi film industry onboard.
Phantom's 'Hunterrr' is a small quirky, coming of age story of an unassuming sex addict called Mandar Ponkshe and his lustful journey in life. The film has been extensively shot in Pune, Bamnoli and Bombay. To add to that, two of the most renowned Marathi actresses, Radhika Apte and Sai Tamhankar will be seen playing pivotal roles. Badlapur, one of the most successful films of 2015, was shot entirely in Nashik, Badlapur and Pune. Actor Varun Dhawan essayed the role of a Maharashtrian guy named Raghu, for the first time. The upcoming film Katha, which is a remake, starring Sohum Shah and Manish Paul in the lead roles, is being shot in real location in central Mumbai.
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Ayushmann Khurana's 'Hawaizada, which was shot in real locations across Mumbai, was about the unsung hero, Shivkar Talpade, who was the first person to fly a plane. Little detail needs to be told about 'Ab Tak Chappan 2', as the first film had got remarkable appreciation. Again, it was a story about the journey to justice of the encounter specialist Sadhu Agashe played by Nana Patekar, who has been appointed in Maharashtra.