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Shyamchi Ai Movie Reviews

The first film to win national award in 1954

Apr 14, 2010 07:47 PM 4293 Views

I was recently introduced to this great piece of art proudly representing the Marathi Cinema wave in the country. Directed by Prahlad Keshav Atre, “Shaymchi Aai”(meaning Shyam’s mother) was released in 1953 and was widely acclaimed by both young and old at the time of its release. Based on a boo...Read More


new delh, India

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Nov 12, 2007 04:18 PM 8648 Views

A milestone in Marathi cinema, Shyamchi Aai is a story of upbringing of Sane Guruji, a distinguished scholar, by his mother. The film was awarded President Gold Medal in 1953. It was produced and directed by Acharya P.K.Atre, another gem of Marathi literature, movie and theatre. The movie is ...Read More


Mumbai, India

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Wish every child's mother was like SHYAM's Mother

Jul 11, 2007 04:10 PM 5215 Views

Oh good old Marathi movies. " SHYAMCHI AAI" is one of my favourite movies. This movie is an adaptation of Sane Guruji's book of the same title. Sane guruji was a teacher and also a freedom fighter. He was very close to his mother, who incorporated the right values in him (at times even punishing...Read More

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Prema swaroop Aai

Jun 09, 2006 03:24 PM 5743 Views

khup lahaan hoto tevha.... tyaamuLe haa B/W chitrapaT niTsaa aaThavat naahiye..... My elder siblings had this book when we all were school students, but since it was in marathi, and being convent educated I couldn't be able to read it (yes... what a shame..!!!). paN malaa tyA chitrapaTatalaa she...Read More

Aathawaneecha thewa....

Jun 09, 2006 11:23 AM 4908 Views

Hi Freinds I being a non-Maharstrian, always loved marathi old movies, songs and Littreture. I dont know but from were this passion for marathi came to me.... One day afternoon I was palying outside, my amma called me " Paapa(my pet name)Lopat Raa, TV lo ipudu syamchi aai wastunandi "(c...Read More

A tribute to Aai (Mother) - Sane Guruji

May 29, 2005 03:52 PM 8435 Views

Introduction: All over the world and in every kind of art form, maternal love has always been treated with reverence. The word ''mother'' brings to mind a loving and kindhearted figure for whom her children are the jewels of her eyes. The traditional social fabric of India, where the women ar...Read More

True Lifestory of Sane Guruji

May 27, 2005 11:47 PM 6273 Views

In my childhood, my late mother always told the story of Shyamchi Aai to me. The way back i.e.around before 50 years “Shyamchi Aai”, the marathi feature film got the President’s National Film Award. It was retold as fiction by Pralhad Keshav Atre, the great personality in va...Read More

A great story

May 26, 2005 04:49 PM 4895 Views

Have you read this book? No, you should read this. This is the story of upbringing of Sane Guruji ( A maharashtriyan freedom fighter, social worker and what not) by his mother. The narration, the events, the characters are very well described. The movie also produced by great personality Mr. P.K...Read More

An ULTIMATE classic of marathi cinema

May 16, 2005 11:33 AM 8269 Views

Shyam chi aai is a classical Marathi movie. It is based on a novel shamchi aai by sane guruji. The story is the real life story of sane guruji. He tells this story to his jail mates when they ask him to tell how he managed to come in the freedom struggle and maintain such high moral standards...Read More

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