Senani Sane Guruji
Director: Ramesh Deo
Marathi/1995/Colour/115mins (Also available in: Hindi, Kannada, Telugu – English Subtitle)
Renowned social reformer and freedom fighter, Sane Guruji was born in a poor Brahmin family. Though his mother died young, she remained a huge influence on the young Sane who completed his education against innumerable odds and became a teacher. He joined the Indian freedom movement and was jailed many times. He also fought against social evils like the caste system and women’s subjugation. Adapted from a biography of Sane Guruji by Raja Mangalvadekar, the film that has won many awards, tries to acquaint today’s children to the life and work of this inspirational social reformer with an aim to inspire them to be brave and courageous.
Director’s Biography: Ramesh Deo
Ramesh Deo is a well known actor who has been associated with the Marathi stage for over thirty years and has worked in over 400 films, both Marathi and Hindi. He has won three National Awards and a State Award for his performances.Deo has directed many documentaries and ad films for government bodies, on topics ranging from flood rehabilitation to the sugar industry, besides producing and directing five feature films and two TV serials.
Special Jury Prize – 6th Cairo International Film Festival for Children – Egypt – 1995
Diploma of Honour to Director – 12th Isfahan International Film Festival For Children & Young Adults – Iran – 1996
Best Director Award – 33rd Maharashtra State Marathi Film Festival – India – 1996