Happy Birthday Paresh Mokashi: Harishchandrachi Factory, Elizabeth Ekadashi Director Turns 51

Director Paresh Mokashi turns 51 and we remind you what great films he has given the industry.

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Happy Birthday Paresh Mokashi: Harishchandrachi Factory, Elizabeth Ekadashi Director Turns 51
The talented Marathi filmmaker, producer, actor, who has worked predominantly in Marathi plays, has given us few but great films. Being the grandson of a noted Marathi writer D. B. Mokashi, art happens naturally to him. Mokashi made his directorial debut for theatre with the Marathi play, Sangeet Debuchya Mulee.

Harishchandrachi Factory was Paresh’s debut Marathi film that raised the bar for films not just from his as a filmmaker but also the expectation from Marathi films in general. It was the official entry of Marathi films for Oscar that year. Paresh’sunique style of filmmaking depicted a great journey of Dadasaheb Phalke’s struggle to open the gates for motion pictures in India. Although the film showed so many hardships, the film is pleasant and inspiring in a positive way and light humor.  

After great detailing his second film, Elizabeth Ekadashi came out. It was a surprisingly fresh take on the depiction of regional Marathi culture. It revolves around a group of kids who work hard to gather money and save the cycle named Elizabeth from being sold to a pawn-shop owner. This film was chosen as India's official entry to 82nd Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

The last and third film by Paresh was the Lalit Prabhakar and Mrinmayee Godbole starrer Chi Va Chi Sau Ka. This film too redefined the youth’s take on arranged marriage, society, environment and many finer nuances of life.

On Paresh’s Birthday today, we wish him many more successful films and great success.

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