Marathi film ‘Faqta Ladh Mhana’ is 1st film in 2011 to screen on 100 UFO Digital theatres
The first and only Marathi film to screen on 100 UFO digital theatres in 2011 is Mahesh Manjrekar-produced Marathi film ‘Faqta Ladh Mhana’ (Source: www.ufomoviez.com) during the first week of release; viz., August 4-11. Only 2 other Marathi films last year- Paaaradh (in August 2010), ‘Ideachi Kalpana’ (in December 2010) – in 2009 and 2010 screened on 100 plus UFO Digital Cinema.
UFO Moviez has helped increase the number of Marathi film playing theatres from 59 in 2006 to 290 in 2010 and 272 as of August 5, 2011. In 2007-2008, there is a significant jump in Marathi playing theatres on UFO Digital systems. The number of Marathi film releases on UFO digital system has increased from 11 in 2006 to 68 in 2010 and 41 as of August 5, 2011. A grand total of 206 Marathi films have been released on the UFO Digital system as of August 5, 2011.
UFO Moviez, the world’s single largest networked digital cinema platform, is helping to revive Marathi and regional cinema in India through its unique satellite based delivery model to theatres across India and beyond metros. Marathi and regional language films in general have got a fresh lease of life thanks to UFO’s digital cinema solutions enabling a widespread release of films in the first weekend at lower costs.
In 2005, ‘Navra Maza Navsacha’ released with 15 to 20 prints only and in 2006, ‘Jatra’ released with only 15 to 20 prints only; and ‘Aga Bai Arrechya’ released with 15 to 20 prints only. In April 2009, ‘Mee Shivaji Raje Bhosle Boltoy’ released on 84 UFO Digital screens in the first week but gathered momentum and as of August 2011, it has been screened on 205 UFO Digital screens. In January 2010, ‘Natarang’ (Marathi) screened on 47 UFO digital screens in the first week but gathered momentum and as of August 2011, it has been screened on 166 UFO Digital screens. In January 2010, ‘Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho’ (Marathi) released on 79 UFO Digital screens in the first week but gathered momentum and as of August 2011, it has been screened on 153 UFO digital screens.