|Directed by||Sujay Dahake|
|Produced by||Vivek Wagh
|Written by||Milind Bokil|
|Music by||Alokananda Dasgupta|
|Edited by||Sujay Dahake|
|Distributed by||Great Maratha Entertainment
Nishad Audio Visuals
|Budget||₹3 crore (US$450,000)|
|Box office||₹9 crore (US$1.3 million)|
Shala is a Marathi drama / romantic film. The screenplay of film is adapted from the a novel of the same name by Milind Bokil. Directed by Sujay Dahake and produced by Vivek Wagh, Nilesh Navalakha under Great Maratha Entertainment, Nishad Audio Visuals and Navalakha Arts Banner, the film stars Anshuman Joshi and Ketaki Mategaonkar in the lead roles.
Set in the 70’s in rural India, four 9th grade kids were writing their destiny. Joshi (14) is in love with Shirodkar (14), a beautiful girl. Both go to the same school, and study in the same class. faced with the age old question "What is love anyway?", Joshi goes through a series of events just to let the girl know about his feelings towards her. Joshi’s friends on the other hand are going through the same phase of life. The difference is all four of them come from a different cultural and family background.
Surya (16) is a typical life lover and a great blend of society and hippie culture. Chitrya (14) a born genius and wants to be a scientist. He comes from a modern family setting and is the smartest one amongst the group. Favdya (15), the poorest, is the dumbest amongst all four. Joshi (14) comes from an average middle-class family, with a confused future.
Joshi wants the girl to know his feelings. He has been trying hard. He attends the same private tuitions as her just to get a glance of her. He follows her to her house everyday without her knowing about this. The story is of struggle, freedom and liberation with a spice of loneliness.
- Anshuman Joshi as Mukund Joshi
- Ketaki Mategaonkar as Shirodkar
- Dilip Prabhavalkar as Appa
- Santosh Juvekar as Majarekar sir
- Jitendra Joshi as Narumama
- Amruta Khanvilkar as Paranjape Bai
- Devika Daftardar as Bendre bai
- Nandu Madhav as Joshi’s Father
- Vaibhav Mangle as Ponkshe kaka
- Ketan Pawar as Surya(Mhatre)
- Chinmay Kulkarni as K.T.
- Unnati Agarkar as Sukadi
- Omkar Mane as Favdya
- Mukta Vaidya as Kevada
- Suhas Vedpathak as Chitre
- Shruti Velankar as Mande
- Pinak Wadikar as Bibikar
- Akshaya Deodhar
- Kaumudi Walokar as Anita Ambekar
- Anand ingale
|59th National Film Awards||Best Feature Film in Marathi||Won|
|Best Screenplay for Avinash Deshpande Nigdi||Won|
- Amrutha Byatnal (8 Mar 2012). "Field day for Marathi films". Pune: The Hindu. Retrieved 8 Mar 2012.
- "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011".