Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Maharashtra Film Company


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Jun 25, 2012, 5:26:39 PM (8 years ago)
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  • Maharashtra Film Company

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     1'''Maharashtra Film Company''' 
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     3 
     4Set up in 1918 by Baburao Painter in 
     5Kolhapur with a home-made camera, initial 
     6capital of Rs 15,000 from Tanibai Kagalkar and 
     7a dedicated team of disciples. Their first 
     8successful production was Sairandhri (1920), 
     9eliciting praise from B.G. Tilak. Sardar Nesrikar 
     10persuaded the Shahu Maharaj to give him land, 
     11an electric generator and equipment. A 
     12contemporary of Phalke’s Hindustan Film, 
     13Maharashtra Film made a greater impact on the 
     14Marathi cinema with the first films of V. 
     15Shantaram (Netaji Palkar, 1927), Damle- 
     16Fattelal (Maharathi Karna, 1928) and Bhalji 
     17Pendharkar (Rani Rupmati, 1931). After 26 
     18films, the studio lost Shantaram, Damle, Fattelal 
     19and Baburao Pendharkar who set up 
     20Prabhat in 1929. Painter left in 1930 and joined 
     21Shalini Cinetone, set up for him by the 
     22Kolhapur royal family. The company closed in 
     231932 after some expensive disasters: Moti 
     24Gidwani’s Nisha Sundari (1929) and Baburao 
     25Patel’s Kismet (1932). 
     26 
     27[[Studio]]