Mahatma Phule (film)
|Directed by||Pralhad Keshav Atre|
|Produced by||Atre Pictures|
The film won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi.
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.
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