Dinkar D. Patil

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Dinkar D. Patil

Born: 6 November 1915

Died: 23 October 2005

  • He was a prominent Marathi film director, scriptwriter, and dialogue writer during the Golden Era (1950–1990) of the Marathi Film Industry.
  • He directed, wrote scripts and dialogue for more than 60 Marathi films.
  • He also directed two Hindi Films-Mandir and Gharbar.
  • He wrote his famous autobiography titled as Patlache Por (पाटलाचे पोर).
  • He had an illustrious career as a filmmaker for almost five decades from the 1950s to the 1990s.
  • He started his film career doing the assistant job in the Maharashtra Film Company owned by Baburao Painter at Kolhapur, and eventually became an assistant director to Master Vinayak and later transitioned into a film director.
  • He directed and wrote scripts for more than 60 Marathi films.
  • He was one of the early filmmakers to realize the importance of the film medium as an instrument of social change and used it successfully to advocate socialism from his films.

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