Uttarayan (film)

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Uttarayan poster.jpg
Directed by Bipin Nadkarni
Produced by Bipin Nadkarni
Sanjay Shetty
Written by Jaywant Dalvi
Screenplay by Bipin Nadkarni
Starring Shivaji Satam
Neena Kulkarni
Music by Amartya Rahut
Cinematography Mahesh Limaye
Edited by Vishal Kharat
Release dates
  • 2004 (2004)
Country India
Language Marathi

Uttarayan is a Marathi directorial debut film of Bipin Nadkarni starring Shivaji Satam and Neena Kulkarni in lead roles. It has won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi.[1] The plot of the film is based on the Marathi play "Durgi" written by Jaywant Dalvi.


Raghuvir Rajadhyaksha (Raghu) moves to Mumbai after his retirement to live with his son Sanjay who is now getting married and has future plans of going to USA. Raghu, a widower from past 14 years meets Kusumawati, his teenage crush. Kusumawati is now known as Durgi as she was named that after her marriage with a rich barrister from Pune. Durgi's marriage fails as she is abused & harassed. Her father dies of a heart attack and her brother sells off all the property and leaves with his wife to live separately. Durgi is thus left alone to aid her ailing old mother. Raghu being all alone and finding Durgi also to be same, falls in love with her again and decides to get married. But he has to face opposition from his son and his wife's sister.


  • Shivaji Satham as Raghuvir Rajadhyaksha / Raghu
  • Neena Kulkarni as Kusumawati / Durgi
  • Uttara Baokar as Mai (Kusumawati's mother)
  • Viju Khote as Babu Borkar
  • Akshay Pendse as Sanjay (Raghu's son)
  • Sharad Kelkar as Young Raghu
  • Gauri Nigudkar as Young Kusumawati
  • Suhita Thatte as (Raghu's wife's sister)
  • Priya Khopkar as Sanjay's wife


The songs of the film are written by Kaustubh Savarkar and the music is composed by Amartya Rahut.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Dhund Hote Shabda Saare"   Ravindra Bijur 03:33
2. "Raan He Uthle Uthle"   Ravindra Sathe 02:46


National Film Awards[edit]

Alpha Gaurav Awards[edit]

  • The film won 12 nominations and received 7 awards.


  1. ^ "52nd National Film Award". Retrieved 13 Nov 2011. 

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