Nagraj Manjule is one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the Marathi industry. The director is known for telling stories from rural India and introducing new actors in each of his films. Not only is Nagraj a skilled filmmaker but also an actor. He has played a supporting character in many films and left a lasting impression with his acts. On his 42nd birthday, we look at films that Nagraj has directed. featured in, that you can watch on ZEE5. We begin this list with his most hit film of all time- Sairat.
Watch the film here.
Starring Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar, this film tells the story of Archi and Parshya, two youngsters hailing from different economic backgrounds, that fall in love. But their families are against in and hence, Archi and Parshya elope. Do they manage to convince their families to accept their love? Don’t miss this blockbuster film above.
This was Nagraj’s first feature film that even won a national award. Fandry tells the story of Jabya (Somnath Awghade), a boy hailing from a Dalit family, that falls in love with a high- caste girl. In the process of pursuing her, Jabya realises the discrimination he and his family are subjected to in terms of their caste, colour etc. How does Jabya overcome this? Watch here.
This film starring Srinivas Pokale, tells the story of a small boy Chaitya, who discovers that his birth mother is not the woman he spent his 9 years with. Chaitya sets on a mission to find his real mother and in turn distances himself from the present one. Nagraj plays Chaitya’s father in the film. Naal recently won a national award, which was bagged by director Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti for best debut Marathi film. Watch this heartwarming film here.
This is a superhero film starring Shreyas Talpade and Nagraj, among others. It sheds light on the legend of Baji, a man who took it upon himself to protect the minorities against oppression and injustice. Watch the film here.
This film starring Girish Kulkarni, Huma Qureshi, Nagraj among others tells the story of several strangers, taking a train journey together. It sheds light on how each character’s story is intertwined with the other. How does their story end? Find out here.
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