Sep 212010

The NCPA – National Council for Performing Arts – has been running a Marathi Film Festival called Nave valan or new wave – since last year. The idea is to

to showcase what has perhaps gone unnoticed – that Marathi cinema, given a chance, can have mainstream appeal …..

The festival opens, in October,  with this years National Award winner for Best Marathi film Natarang, and closes with Cogito Entertainment’s Maharashtra State Award Winner – Jhing Chik Jhing – the film that my company produced:)

All films exhibited will be run with sub-titles. Do go and see – and drop me a line on how you found the film/films.

The entire schedule from Saturday, 9th of October to Wednesday 13th October

NCPA Nave Valan

(New Turn)

Marathi Film Festival

Dance Theatre Godrej &

Experimental Theatre

Saturday, 9th to Wednesday, 13th

An NCPA Presentation

In collaboration with the Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Government of Maharashtra


(127 mins – with English subtitles)

Saturday, 9th – 6.30 pm

Directed by Ravi Jadhav

Cast: Atul Kulkarni, Sonalee,

Kishor Choughule and others

Produced by Zee Talkies

Jeta (Warrior)

(125 mins – with English subtitles)

Sunday, 10th – 3.00 pm

Directed by Ajinkya Deo and

Amol Shetge

Cast: Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo, Ajinkya

Deo, Manava Naik and others

Produced by Ramesh Deo Production (P)

Ltd. & Lokmat Entertainment

Lalbaug Parel

(124 mins – with English subtitles)

Sunday, 10th – 6.30 pm

Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar

Cast: Sachin Khedekar, Seema Biswas,

Satish Kaushik, Veena Jamkar, Sameer

Dharmadhikari and others.

Produced by Arun Rangachari

Ringa Ringa

(107 mins – with English subtitles)

Monday, 11th – 6.30 pm

Directed by Sanjay Jadhav

Cast: Sonali Kulkarni, Ajinkya Deo, Bharat

Jadhav and others

Produced by Kanchan Satpute


(103 mins)

Tuesday, 12th – 6.30 pm

Directed by Satish Rajwade

Cast: Swapnil Joshi and Mukta Barve

Produced by

Mirah Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

Jhing Chik Jhing

(116 mins – with English subtitles)

Wednesday, 13th – 6.30 pm

Directed by Nitin Nandan

Cast: Bharat Jadhav, Dilip Prabhavalkar,

Madhavi Juvekar, Chinmay Kambli and

Sanjay Mone

Produced by Cogito Entertainment

(India) Pvt. Ltd.

For admission enquiries,

call NCPA Box Office on 66223724/66223754

Jun 022010

Cogito Entertainment’s first Marathi Feature Film “Jhing Chik Jhing” releases on the 11th of June 2010.

Promotion and Publicity are in full swing. The partners are all over Maharashtra holding Press Conferences. The promos will hit the TV channels by the end of this week, and the theatrical trailer is running across theatres in Maharashtra

Here is the theatrical trailer:

May 252010

Cogito Entertainment’s first Marathi feature film Jhing Chik Jhing is releasing on the 11th of June . And, obviously before its release there are a zillion things to be organised and put into place. Distribution is the next phase of the film. and to get audiences to the theaters, a fair amount of thinking and planning has gone into publicity and promotion.

Yesterday, we received the photosets that will go up at various theaters. Have a look. And, tell me what you think !

Bharat Jadhav in his award winning role as Mouli – a good decent man who has nothing left to lose but his sense of honour and self respect.

Chinmay Kambli in his award winning role as Shyam – a boy who won’t let circumstances prevent him from reaching for the stars

Madhavi Juvekar – i her award winning role as Manda.

Dilip Prabhavalkar – plays kavi

Aarti More plays Dipti

May 032010

Jhing Chik Jhing is up for release in June 2010.

It has been a long, long, long journey …. I have often told Shishir Kulkarni (my biz partner and the lead on this film) that the making of the film has all the twists and turns of a thriller. 🙂 We are going to have t-shirts printed – made a film and survived the experience. and another one that says made a film – without killing each other 🙂

The awards on the film continue. The latest being the extremely prestigious Maharashtra State Awards. 7 awards last weekend ….. It feels even greater because we have no god fathers, low skills in networking, can deal but cannot wheel 🙂

Our friends in the industry, and outside it have been magnificent. Offering us unconditional support. The Marathi industry, perse has been fabulous. Unselfish, supportive and helpful.

They say that your first film is like your first lover, you will never forget the experience. I think the making of Jhing Chik Jhing is going to become part of the legend that we tell our grand kids (if we have any 🙂

Yesterday, we had our first ad release in the Maharashtra Times :

translation –
Chinmay Kambli – best child actor – Maharashtra State Awards, 2010
Bharat Jadhav – best actor – Maharashtra State Awards, 2010
Madhavi Juvekar – best actor – Maharashtra State Awards, 2010
Nitin Nandan – best director (2) – Maharashtra State Awards, 2010
Nitin Nandan – best director for a film with a rural theme – Maharashtra State Awards, 2010
Cogito Entertainment – best film (2) – Maharashtra State Awards, 2010
Cogito Entertainment – best film with a rural theme – Maharashtra State Awards, 2010
Nitin Nandan – best story – Zee Gaurav, 2010
Bharat Jadhav – best Actor – MaTa Sanman 2010
Chinmay Kambli – best child Actor – MaTa Sanman 2010
Madhavi Juvekar – best actor – Sanskruti Kala Darpan, 2010
Chinmay Kambli – best child actor – Sanskruti Kala Darpan, 2010

Releasing 11th June 2010 in selected cinemas …..

Mar 212010

Last night at a star studded event at Bhaidas Hall, Vile Parle, Mumbai – the 10th Maharashtra Times MaTa Sanman Awards were held.

Cogito’s film Jhing Chik Jhing – was nominated in two categories for 3 awards – best child star (s) and best Actor. Both Bharat Jadhav and Chinmay Kambli won awards for their performance in the film

It has been a good month so far. The awards won by Jhing Chik Jhing have been :

Best Actor (Male) – Bharat Jadhav – MaTa Sanman
Best Actor (Female) – Madhavi Juvekar – Sanskruti Kala Darpan
Best Child Star – Chinmay Kambli – MaTa Sanman
Best Child Star – Chinmay Kambli – Sanskruti Kala Darpan
Best Story – Nitin Nandan – Zee Gaurav

the family


In all we have had 7 nominations at Zee Gaurav, 9 at Sanskruti Kala Darpan and 3 at MaTa. 5 awards in all -:) It is our first feature film as producers, and naturally we can’t stop beaming 🙂

Here is the latest promo:

The film is set around the problem of agrarian debt and farmer suicides in Maharashtra.

Bharat Jadhav plays Mouli – a farmer who ekes out a living on a 2 acre farm – trying his best to support his family. He is in debt to the tune of Rs. 10,000 to the local money lender (Uday Sabnis). Mouli’s wife Manda (Madhavi Juvekar) tries her best to sustain the family on the little that they have.

(Bharat Jadhav & Madhavi Juvekar – in Jhing Chik Jhing)

Mouli and Manda’s children Shyam (Chinmay Kambli) and Dipti (Aarti More) go to the local school – and both are bright children who have a lot to look forward to. Shyam wants to become ‘someone’ and Dipti has her first crush !

When it seems that all is lost – including the land –  and suicide is the only option – Shyam decides that he is not going to die and tries his best to save the family.

What he does and the alternative to suicide and debt free farming (the word used in the film is swawalambhi) is the crux of the film…..


Chinmay Kambli (Shyam) and Dilip Prabhavalkar (kavi) in the film Jhing Chik Jhing