Top 10 Highest Grossing Marathi Movies

top 10 highest grossing marathi movies
Top 10 Highest Grossing Marathi Movies

Highest Grossing Marathi Movies : The Marathi cinema industry produces films in the Marathi language and is based in the state of Maharashtra, India. India’s first full-length film, Raja Harishchandra, was released in 1913 in Marathi. It is sometimes known by the nickname “M-town” by media.

Here is a list of top 10 Highest Grossing Marathi Movies :

10. Classmates (2015)

top 10 highest grossing marathi movies

Marathi language film directed by Aditya Sarpotdar starring Ankush Choudhary, Sai Tamhankar, Sachit Patil, Sonalee Kulkarni and Siddharth Chandekar. The film is an official remake of 2006 Malayalam film, with the same name.

Worldwide gross : ₹21 crore (US$3.1 million)

9. Ventilator (2016)

top 10 highest grossing marathi movies

This Marathi language comedy-drama film written and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and produced by Priyanka Chopra under her production company Purple Pebble Pictures. The film has collected ₹25 crore (US$3.7 million) in ten days at the box-office and has been declared a commercial success.

Worldwide gross : ₹25 crore (US$3.7 million)

8. Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy (2009)

top 10 highest grossing marathi movies
Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy

The movie is produced by Sanjay Chhabria along with Ashwami Manjrekar and directed by Santosh Manjrekar. The film follows an underdog who fights against the evil in society, to re-instate his identity and keep his pride. The film collected ₹25.5 crore (US$3.8 million) till now.

Worldwide gross : ₹25.5 crore (US$3.8 million)

7. Duniyadari (2013)

top 10 highest grossing marathi movies

The film has received highly positive reviews. Duniyadari is a huge financial success in Marathi film industry and an all-time blockbuster. ABP Maaza, a Marathi news channel, gave 4 out of 5 stars acclaiming film for its story, direction and brilliant acting of all the actors. The film collected ₹32 crore (US$4.8 million) till now.

Worldwide gross : ₹32 crore (US$4.8 million)

6. Timepass (2014)

top 10 highest grossing marathi movies

It is a story about teenage love set up in 90’s between Dagadu (Prathamesh Parab) and Prajakta (Ketaki Mategaonkar), also starring Bhalchandra Kadam and Vaibhav Mangle. It is directed by Ravi Jadhav who has provided prior hits like Balak-Palak, Balgandharva, Natarang. The movie was the highest grosser of Marathi cinema until its box office record was broken by Ritesh Deshmukh’s Lai Bhaari. Timepass also earned close to Rs. 33 crores at the box office. The film collected ₹33 crore (US$4.9 million) till now.

Worldwide gross : ₹33 crore (US$4.9 million)

5. Timepass 2 (2015)

top 10 highest grossing marathi movies
Timepass 2

Ravi Jadav is a star director of marathi cinema. He has only given superhits to the marathi film industry. Natrang, Balak Palak, Timepass all were huge hits. But the sequel to Timepass was a bigger hit than all the previously mentioned films. The film rode on the popularity of the first film. It supposedly earned close to Rs. 40 crore at the box office.

Worldwide gross : ₹40 crore (US$5.9 million)

4. Lai Bhaari (2014)

top 10 highest grossing marathi movies
Lai Bhaari

Ritiesh Deshmukh debuted in the marathi film industry with a bang. Directed by Nishikant Kamat, Lai Bhaari was an instant hit. It used all the tropes of usual commercial Indian cinema and came up with a winner of a film. The music by Ajay-Atul was also popular. Lai Bhaari also earned close to Rs. 40 crores at the box office, but supposedly a little less than Katyar.

Worldwide gross : ₹40 crore (US$5.9 million)

3. Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (2015)

top 10 highest grossing marathi movies
Katyar Kaljat Ghusali

Again an adaptation of a classic Sangeet Natak, this film that released in 2015 had enthralled one and all. The delectable classical music and the solid story was a winning combination. Great performances by Sachin Pilgaonkar and Subodh Bhave further lend the film the much needed push at the box office. Produced by Zee studios, this film also approximately earned close to Rs. 40 crores at the box office, but supposedly a little less than Natsamrat which also earned from shows in US and other countries.

Worldwide gross : ₹40 crore (US$5.9 million)

2. Natsamrat (2016)

top 10 highest grossing marathi movies

The Nana Patekar starrer melodrama adapted from a seminal play by the created a furor at the box office at the beginning of the year. The story of a retired thespian being ill-treated by his own children touched the heart of Maharashtra. Nana Patekar gave one of his best ever performances and impressed one and all. Produced by Great Marathi Entertaiment, Fincraft Media and Gajanan Chitra and distributed by Zee, Natsamrat was till a few months back the highest grossing Marathi film with a collection of approx. Rs. 50 crores.

Worldwide gross : ₹50 crore (US$7.4 million)

1. Sairat (2016)

top 10 highest grossing marathi movies
sairat marathi movie

Even two weeks into its release, Sairat still has the whole of Maharashtra under its spell. People are still queuing up outside cinema halls in every nook and corner of the state. Within 2 weeks itself it has broken the all-time record of a marathi film’s collection at the box office. The epic love story with a tragic end has struck a chord with the classes as well as the masses of Maharashtra. Ajay-Atul’s music is superhit! sairat has the rare distinction of being the film that has won over the critics and the audiences alike. It has grossed Rs. 110 crore till now and the numbers are still pretty much steady. This shows that the film is working due to its content and not only due to the massive promotions by Zee.

Worldwide gross : ₹110 crore (US$16 million)

Highest Grossing Marathi Movies :

Rank Movie Director Worldwide gross
1 Sairat (2016) Nagraj Manjule ₹110 crore (US$16 million)
2 Natsamrat (2016) Mahesh Manjrekar ₹50 crore (US$7.4 million)
3 Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (2015) Subodh Bhave ₹40 crore (US$5.9 million)
4 Lai Bhaari (2014) Nishikant Kamath ₹40 crore (US$5.9 million)
5 Timepass 2 (2015) Ravi Jadhav ₹40 crore (US$5.9 million)
6 Timepass (2014) Ravi Jadhav ₹33 crore (US$4.9 million)
7 Duniyadari (2013) Sanjay Jadhav ₹32 crore (US$4.8 million)
8 Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy (2009) Mahesh Manjrekar ₹25.5 crore (US$3.8 million)
9 Ventilator (2016) Rajesh Mapuskar ₹25 crore (US$3.7 million)
10 Classmates (2015) Aditya Sarpotdar ₹21 crore (US$3.1 million)

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