Nilu Phule's Death Anniversary: Remembering The Iconic Roles Of This Legendary Marathi Actor

Remembering Nilu Phule on his 11th death anniversary today by reminiscing on his best characters

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Nilu Phule's Death Anniversary: Remembering The Iconic Roles Of This Legendary Marathi Actor
Late Nilkanth Krushnaji Phule aka Nilu Phule was a respected actor among the Marathi entertainment fraternity. Phule was a talented stage and film artist who brought his own flavor to every character with the dark undertone in his voice and his brooding eyes. After experimenting in Marathi folk drama - loknatya and successful theatre performances like Katha Akalecha Kandyachi, that went on to have over 2000 shows, he debuted Marathi film industry with Ek Gaav Baara Bhanagadi in 1968. There was no looking back for Phule after this hit!

We take you through some of Nilu Phule’s iconic roles, mainly villains:

Sakharam Binder, Film: Sakharam Binder
Nilu Phule played the character of an unusual and cynical young man in Vijay Tendulkar’s Sakharam Binder. The play was first staged in 1972 and instantly became a famous work of art depicting the harsh reality of a neglected section of the society.

Bajirao, Film: Pinjra
The actor played a convincing villain in the epic Marathi love story of a Tamasha dancer and a respected school teacher. Nilu Phule went down in history in this Sandhya and Sreeram Lagoo film.

Gajanan Chitre, Saaransh
Mahesh Bhatt’s Saaransh is the story of an elderly Maharashtrian couple living in Mumbai who comes to terms with the loss of their only son. Nilu Phule’s character of a cruel politician made the film even more convincing.

SpotboyE salutes the talent of Nilu Phule and the legacy he left behind as even after 11 years of his death fans remember every character of this great actor.

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