Mahatma Phule (film)

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Mahatma Phule
Directed by Pralhad Keshav Atre
Produced by Atre Pictures
Release dates
  • 1954 (1954)
Country India
Language Marathi

Mahatma Phule is a 1954 Marathi film directed by Pralhad Keshav Atre. The film is based on the life of social reformer and activist Jyotirao Govindrao Phule.

The film won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi.[1]


Main article: Jyotirao Phule

The film is a biopic based on the life and works of Phule. Phule was a social reformer and revolutionary activist from Maharashtra, India. Born in a socially backward class in nineteenth century India, along with his wife Savitribai Phule and others he worked for the upliftment of masses of lower caste. He was the pioneer of women's education in Maharashtra and set up the first school for girls in Budhwar Peth, Pune in January 1848.


The film won the first prestigious President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film (Rajat Kamal) in Marathi in the 2nd National Film Awards function presented on December 21, 1955.[2]


  1. ^ "2nd National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Retrieved 10 Mar 2012. 
  2. ^ "2nd National Film Awards". Retrieved 10 Mar 2012. 

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