Naal (film)

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Naal
Naal Marathi Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySudhakar Reddy Yakkanti
Produced byNagraj Manjule
StarringShreenivas Pokale
Nagraj Manjule
Devika Daftardar
Release date
  • 16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
Running time
1h 57min
CountryIndia
LanguageMarathi

Naal (English: Umblical cord) is a 2018 Indian Marathi language film, produced by Nagraj Manjule under his banner Aatpat Production along with Zee Studios. Starring Shrinivas Pokale and Maithili Thakare in child artist role, it tells the story of mother-son love and their journey.

Chaitanya comes to know that he is adopted by his current parents and his birth mother is staying with his distant relatives. Chaitanyas maternal uncle tells him about his adoption during his visit to his village. Chaitanya decides to accompany his grandmother and father to their other village in a hope that he will reunite with his true mom. However, Chaitanyas grandmother dies on the way and they have to return back to their home for her cremation. Meanwhile Chaitanyas father asks the funeral procession of his grandmother to wait for a while and wait for his grandmother's sister and Chaitanyas real mom Parvati to arrive. Chaitanya hears this and becomes excited and happy to know that his real mother is coming to his home and dresses up neatly.Chaitanyas real mother comes to his home and totally ignores Chaitanya and does not look at him and leaves after the cremation soon. Chaitanya realises that his adopted parents love him like his true parents and get backs to his routine life.

It earned 14 crores at the box office within the first week of its release which is 2nd highest after Sairat and all time 5th highest for any Marathi film.

Cast[edit]

Shreenivas Pokale as Chaitanya Bhosale (Chaitya)

Nagraj Popatrao Manjule as Chaitya's father

Devika Daftardar as Chaitya's Mother

Seva Chavan as Chaitya's Grandmother

Maithili Thakare as Devi

Deepti Devi as Parvati

Ganesh Deshmukh as Gaja

Om Bhutkar as Chaitya's maternal uncle