From science fiction to bikini scenes — regional cinema explored local stories, while following international film trends.
Sonalee, the shero: Actress Sonalee Kulkarni did her own stunts in Nitin Chandrakant Desai- directed Marathi film Ajintha in which she played a tribal girl. She also plunged down a 60-feet waterfall and performed some daredevil stunts herself.
Westerntouch: Marathi actress Sai Tamhankar went bold by sporting a two piece bikini in No Entry — Pudhe Dhokha Aahe.
Kranti Redkar did Hollywood film The Letters directed by William Riead, where she played a nun from Mother Teresa’s convent.
Welcome To Jungle: The year saw the industry making its first sci-fi with the film Welcome To Jungle, using high quality technologies like VFX and Chroma.
The 1993 hit Zapatlela: Once considered the superstar of Marathi films before he took to direction, Mahesh Kothare is now working on Zapatlela 2. The first sequel in the history of Marathi films. It was in 1993 that he released Zapatlela, which continues to remain a favourite film with Marathi film-goers.