Mumbai: Lovers of Marathi cinema can now join the greatest celebration of the genre at the touch of a button with the launch of Tata Sky Marathi Cinema, a new service bringing the finest in Marathi movies, songs and plays to subscribers of India’s leading content distribution platform. In the launch film, the celebrated actor Swwapnil Joshi adds light on the irreplaceable treasures of Marathi Cinema that will be available on the service.
The service, launched in partnership with Shemaroo, will give subscribers access to more than 120 films, 500 songs and the best in Marathi theatre. Viewers will be able to watch as many as three movies a day apart from access to plenty of ad-free content including comedy special and trailers. This makes the 24×7 Tata Sky Marathi Cinema service the best Marathi ad-free cinema experience on a DTH platform with a world television premiere every Sunday.
Arun Unni, chief content officer, Tata Sky, said at the launch, “Tata Sky Marathi Cinema, like Tata Sky Bangla Cinema and Tata Sky Punjab De Rang, is a reaffirmation of our belief that there is considerable demand and interest for a good regional cinema experience – high quality movies and plays in a convenient ad-free format. Marathi Cinema is currently amid a resurgence, appreciated not just by Marathi speakers but by cinema lovers across the country. This product is our way of engaging lovers of iconic Marathi masterpieces.”
Hiren Gada, director, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, added, “Shemaroo Entertainment is pleased to associate with Tata Sky and bring the finest of marathi films, songs and theatre on Tata Sky Marathi Cinema. The service will be fueled by Shemaroo’s exhaustive and eclectic library of content and programming expertise. Our endeavour has always been to add value to our business partners and boost their offerings with our content prowess. With strong, bold, wide content and scaled production values, Marathi cinema has not just managed to grow in the recent past but also break the regional shackles and create a buzz amongst cinema lovers. We are confident that the audiences will enjoy this new offering.”
Tata Sky Marathi Cinema will showcase latest hits such as Paisa Paisa (2016), Cindrella (2015), Bus Stop (2017), Katti Batti (2015) and many others. The service will also feature popular plays such as Lahanpan Dega Deva, Me Nathuram Godse Boltoy, Lageraho Rajabhaiya, Usna Navra and Kanekari. The service will be available 24×7 on service number #1205.
Tata Sky has an array of movie services such as Tata Sky Bollywood Premiere, Tata Sky Classic Cinema, Tata Sky Punjab De Rang, Tata Sky Bangla Cinema, Tata Sky World Series and Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival.