Press Release


7 April 2022

Scheduled to launch on May 15, the channel will be home to Marathi cinema; premiering one new movie every week

Mumbai, April 04 2022:  Disney Star today announced the launch of a dedicated Marathi movie channel - 'Pravah Picture' on May 15, 2022. Pravah Picture will bring the best of Marathi cinema on one platform and launch with a robust library of 200+ titles. The unique proposition of the channel is that it will premiere one Marathi movie every week, a promise unheard of in Marathi entertainment.  

"Over the years, Star Pravah has carved a special place in the hearts of Marathi-speaking audiences, making it a household name. We are thrilled to extend the Pravah brand with Pravah Picture and bring to our viewers an exciting new channel to further cater to their entertainment needs. We are creating an opportunity for our audiences to come together to watch the finest Marathi titles with their families and celebrate the Maharashtrian culture," said Kevin Vaz, Head - Network Entertainment Channels, Disney Star. 

Pravah Picture will premiere some of the biggest blockbuster movies starting with 'Pavankhind' on June 12. Starring Chinmay Mandlekar, Ajay Purkar, Sameer Dharmadhikari, and Aastad Kale, the movie has performed exceptionally well and is already on the list of the top 5 highest-grossing Marathi film ever. This will be followed by Hemant Dhome's multi-starrer 'Jhimma', another super-hit movie. The channel will also premiere Ashok Saraf starrer 'Kadhi Ambat Kadhi Goad' and 'Pravaas', superstar Swwapnil Joshi starrer, 'Bali', Mahesh Manjrekar starrer, 'Dhyanimani', multi-starrer and critically acclaimed 'Kharkanisanchiwari' and more in the weeks to follow. 

Stalwarts Sachin Pilgaonkar and Mahesh Kothare unveiled the new channel's logo during the special show 'Star Pravah Pariwaar Puraskaar 2022' on Sunday, April 03, 2022 on Star Pravah. It was a grand celebration where the cast of Star Pravah got together and performed on the medley of popular Marathi movie songs. 


About Disney Star:

Star India has defined the Indian media landscape for more than 30 years, and is the country’s leading media conglomerate, reaching more than 750 million viewers a month on TV across India and over 100 other countries.

Disney Star’s channel portfolio cuts across general entertainment, films, sports, infotainment, kids, and lifestyle content across eight languages. The network generates over 20,000 hours of content every year and broadcasts 70+ channels, reaching 9 out of 10 C&S TV homes in India.

The Star Sports network is the leading sports network with 14+ channels in its bouquet. It is home to a number of leading domestic and international sports and is making quantum leaps in transforming sports in the country, helping India become a multi-sporting nation.

Disney+ Hotstar India’s largest premium streaming platform has changed the way Indians watch their entertainment - from their favourite TV shows and movies to sporting extravaganzas. With the widest range of content in India, Disney+ Hotstar offers more than 100,000 hours of TV shows and movies in eight languages, and coverage of every major global sporting event, including the IPL.

The company is present in the Indian movie production and distribution space through Fox Star Studios. Disney Star studios is responsible for the marketing and distribution of its Hollywood slate in the country.


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