Yellow (2014 film)

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Yellow (Marathi film) Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMahesh Limaye
Produced byRiteish Deshmukh
Uttung Thakur
Written byAmabr Hadap
Ganesh Pandit
StarringMrinal Kulkarni
Upendra Limaye
Hrishikesh Joshi
Manoj Joshi
Aishwarya Narkar
CinematographyMahesh Limaye
Release date
  • 4 April 2014 (2014-04-04)

Yellow is a 2014 Marathi film directed by Mahesh Limaye and produced by Riteish Deshmukh and Uttung Thakur.[1] The story explores a mother/daughter relationship involving developmental disability and childlike behaviour.

The directorial debut film is based on a true story of Gauri Gadgil, a child with special needs, who also plays herself in the film. The film was released on 4 April 2014 to critical acclaim.[1][2] The film second film of actor Riteish Deshmukh as producer after Balak-Palak (2013).[3]

At the 61st National Film Awards, it won the Special Jury Award, while the child actors Gauri Gadgil and Sanjana Rai received Special Mention.[4]


Mugdha (Mrinal Kulkarni) and Shekhar (Manoj Joshi) are parents of Gauri (Gauri Gadgil), a child with down's syndrome having mental disability. Despite her unsupportive husband, Mugdha wants to bring Gauri up normally. She separates from her husband and starts living with her brother Shri (Hrishikesh Joshi). However Gauri remains tough to handle, till she discovers her love for swimming. Thus Mugdha gets her enrolled for coaching for competitive swimming training with coach Pratap Sardeshmukh (Upendra Limaye).



The first look promo of the film was released in January 2014.[5]


Award/Festival Category Result
61st National Film Awards [6] Special Jury Award Won
Special Mention (Feature Film) for Gauri Gadgil (Child actor) Won
Special Mention (Feature Film) for Sanjana Rai (Child actor) Won

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  1. ^ a b "Movie Review: Yellow (Marathi)". Daily News & Analysis. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Movie Reviews: Yellow". The Times of India. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Marathi audience accepts films with unique concepts: Riteish Deshmukh". Firstpost. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  4. ^ "61st National Film Awards For 2013" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. An unbelievably inspiring film about a specially gifted girl who overcomes all the odds to make an international mark.
  5. ^ "Riteish Deshmukh happy with response to promo of Marathi film 'Yellow'". Daily News & Analysis. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  6. ^ "61st National Film Awards For 2013" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.

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