Shyamchi Aai (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Acharya Atre|
|Produced by||Acharya Atre|
|Written by||Acharya Atre|
|Screenplay by||Acharya Atre|
|Story by||Sane Guruji|
|Based on||Shyamchi Aai
by Sane Guruji
|Music by||Vasant Desai|
|Cinematography||C. M. Rele|
|Edited by||Narayan Rao|
Shyamchi Aai (1953) is a Marathi film, directed by P.K.Atre. It is based on the book Shyamchi Aai written by Sane Guruji in Marathi. The film was acclaimed upon release. It stars Damuanna Joshi, Vanamala and Madhav Vaze. Shyamchi Aai won the Golden Lotus Award for Best Film at the National Film Awards in 1954.
The plot revolves around a boy called Shyam and his relationship with his mother. It shares the effect Shyam's mother has had on Shyam's life and upbringing, and how he is taught to stick to his ideals and principles, even in the face of poverty. The relationships of all the individuals in Shyam's family are explored.
The novel of the same name Shyamchi Aai was acclaimed upon release and is autobiographical. The author is Sane Guruji. Shyam is said to be the author in the book. The film ends with the illness and death of Shyam's mother.
The film has won the following awards since its release:
- 1st National Film Awards (India)
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