Shyamchi Aai (film)

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Shyamchi Aai
Shyamchi Aai.gif
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAcharya Atre
Written byAcharya Atre
Screenplay byAcharya Atre
Story bySane Guruji
Based onShyamchi Aai
by Sane Guruji
Produced byAcharya Atre
Madhav Vaze
Damuanna Joshi
CinematographyC. M. Rele
Edited byNarayan Rao
Music byVasant Desai
Release date
Running time
152 Minutes

Shyamchi Aai (1953) is a Marathi film, directed by P.K.Atre. It is based on the book Shyamchi Aai written by Sane Guruji in Marathi. The film was acclaimed upon release. It stars Damuanna Joshi, Vanamala and Madhav Vaze. Shyamchi Aai won the Golden Lotus Award for Best Film at the National Film Awards in 1954. It is First film to win the Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal) for Best Film at the National Film Awards {President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film}[1]


The plot revolves around a boy called Shyam and his relationship with his mother. It shares the effect Shyam's mother has had on Shyam's life and upbringing, and how he is taught to stick to his ideals and principles, even in the face of poverty. The relationships of all the individuals in Shyam's family are explored.

The novel of the same name Shyamchi Aai was acclaimed upon release and is autobiographical. The author is Sane Guruji. Shyam is said to be the author in the book. The film ends with the illness and death of Shyam's mother.



The film has won the following awards since its release:

1st National Film Awards (India)


  1. ^ a b "1st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 21 August 2011.

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