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Go Back in Time to Pre-Independence India with Marathi Movie ‘Nilkanth Master’


A recently released Marathi movie ‘Nilkanth Master’ highlights the fight, struggle and sacrifice of freedom fighters who gave up everything to see a free nation. It talks about the love that young people in the country had for their motherland in that era and is a must watch.

“Maps don’t make countries. The hearts of the countrymen make a country. And here, in every heart, there is our country. It might take time, but a country with millions of hearts filled with patriotism, will rise one day. And that would be my country, my India” – says the protagonist, Nilkanth Master, in a recently released Marathi movie.

Thousands of patriots gave their lives for a free nation. But not everyone’s name could be etched in the history of our freedom struggle. Though these unsung heroes were not mentioned in history, they definitely live in the hearts of the countrymen.


There were many who sacrificed their families, their love and their dreams so they could get a chance to breathe in an independent country.


Nilkanth Master‘, a new Marathi movie based on a fictional character by the same name, takes us back to that time. Produced by Meghmala Balbhim Pathare and directed by National Award winner Gajendra Ahire, the movie highlights the life of those brave freedom fighters, and also showcases a love story set in the pre-independence era.

Like many other Marathi films which have brought forward some heartfelt love stories in the past, ‘Nilkanth Master‘ is a love story too. But more than just a love story of two young hearts, it is about the love for the country in the hearts of youngsters during the pre-independence era.


The music of the film takes us into the divine world of patriotism, and it is a delight to here the new version of ‘Vande Matram’. You can listen to it here:

Watch the song here:

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Adinath Kothare, Omkar Govardhan, Kishor Kadam, Pooja Sawant and Neha Mahajan are seen playing lead roles in the film. Apart from this, Vikram Gokhale’s powerful performance in a special role is a must watch.


“Young people would fall in love that time too, just like they do now. But for them, getting freedom for the country came first and everything else was placed after that. I hear how young boys and girls take their lives when they fail in love. But if they preserve their precious lives to dedicate it towards the country then so much can be achieved. ‘Nilkanth Master’ is one such love story from the pre independence era where patriotism came first for the youth of India,” says producer Balbhim Pathare.

The film was released on 7th August, 2015 all over India. Watch the trailer here:

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About the author: A mechanical engineer, Manabi Katoch has been brought up listening to Tagore’s poems and stories, so she is kind of an emotional person within. She loves writing poems and stories on social and political issues. Few of her poems can be viewed on and satires on She has worked with Wipro, Frankfinn and Educomp in the past.


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