About Us


25th August 2007 was the historic launch date of the first ever 24 hour Marathi movie channel - Zee Talkies.  Zee Network has always been a pioneer in the entertainment industry. With Zee Talkies, it brings to you all your favorite movies, stars, music and just all about Marathi movies in your living rooms on your TV screens 24x7 all-round the year.

The fort of Marathi Cinema had been built by some legendary personalities like Mr. Dadasaheb Phalke, V.Shantaram, Master Vinayak, Bhalji Pendharkar, Acharya Atre, Raja Paranjpe, G. D. Madgulkar, Sudhir Phadke, Dada Kondke and many more. Marathi Cinema is as old as Indian Cinema and has been witnessing a golden era from 1913 till today. This magnificent journey began in 1931 when Dadasaheb Phalke released the first movie in India, ‘Raja Harischandra’. V Shantaram followed suit with the first Marathi Talkie Film 'Ayodhecha Raja' in 1932. 'Shyamsunder' - a Marathi talkie film celebrated silver jubilee for the first time in 1932. In 1937 Marathi Cinema took a leap forward and proved its mettle overseas by winning the best film award in Venice Film Festival - 'Sant Tukaram'. Marathi Cinema again presented its brilliance - 'Shyamchi Aai' by Acharya Atre won first ever Persident's Gold Lotus in National Film Awards, 1954. More recently, "Shwaas" stood as an official entry for Oscars, 2004.

During the last couple of decades, actors like Ashok Saraf, Laxmikant Berde, and Sachin Pilgaonkar have made the viewers to laugh out loud with their hilarious performances in movies like 'Hamaal De Dhamaal', 'Gammat Jammat'. 'Shejari Shejari' and other blockbusters. Because of such relatable movies, Marathi Cinema has always been an integral part of a Maharshtrian households and we are sure it will continue to be so.
Zee Talkies is a special channel that is attempting to carry forward this legacy of great personalities and productions of Marathi Cinema by presenting quality movies spanning over the entire era mentioned above. Zee Talkies presents you the biggest library of Marathi masterpieces. Right from the old classics like Sadhi Manase, Jagachya Pathiwar, Chhatrapati Shivaji, Molkarin, Gulacha Ganpati to the most critically acclaimed - "Shwaas" and all the following blockbusters from the world of Marathi Cinema.  

With Zee Marathi, we have been entertaining the Marathi speaking community with content in their own language. The promise this time is extended; to provide the best in Marathi entertainment by providing the best of Marathi movies. So, Wdon’t miss out on the complete entertainment bonanza on your TV screens only on Zee Talkies and enjoy Maharashtracha Mahacinema!