A look at Rinku Rajguru’s limited but fantastic Marathi filmography
Last Updated: 07.05 PM, Mar 10, 2022
Marathi actress Rinku Rajguru is only 8 films old, having primarily worked in Marathi and Kannada cinema. She recently made her big Bollywood debut with the sports biographical drama Jhund, featuring the legendary Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. Based on the life of Vijay Barse, the founder and CEO of the NGO Slum Soccer, Jhund has opened to rave reviews. While Rinku enjoys the spotlight for her work in the film, here is a list of her other fantastic performances, especially in Marathi cinema.
Sairat (ZEE5, Vi Movies & TV)
Helmed by Nagraj Manjule, Sairat is a 2016 romantic drama film that took the film industry by storm. Rinku’s performance as Archana ‘Aarchi’ Patel catapulted her to fame. Her stellar performance in Sairat won her the Best Female Debut and Best Actress award at the 2017 Filmfare Marathi Awards. Such was the success of Sairat that it was remade in several languages including Hindi, Kannada, Odia, and Bengali.
200 Halla Ho (ZEE5, Vi Movies & TV)
Rinku plays the role of Asha Surve in this crime thriller film, directed by Sarthak Dasgupta and Alok Batra. The film is based on a real-life incident where 200 Dalit women lynched gangster Akku Yadav, whose crimes include extortion, rape, and serial murder. 200 Halla Ho is a gripping commentary on caste and gender discrimination that continues to remain rampant in India even in the 21st century. Rinku brings a rawness and realness to the role of Asha, delivering some powerful monologues in the film.
Kaagar (Netflix, Voot, Google Play Movies, Apple TV)
Rinku proved her acting prowess once more with Kaagar, a political drama and thriller directed by Makarand Mane. She plays Rani, the daughter of a politician who falls for Yuvraj, a man trying to help their community’s farmers. The two become involved romantically, and soon get embroiled in the dark side of politics. This poses a multitude of challenges to their relationship and their lives. Kaagar is a must-watch film because of Rinku’s outstanding performance and Makarand’s impeccable direction.
Makeup is yet another Marathi language film in which you can watch Rinku shine and steal the spotlight from her co-stars. In this romantic comedy drama featuring Rinku Rajguru and Chinmay Udgirkar in the lead roles, Rinku essays the character of Purvi, a makeup artist. While Purvi aspires to make it big in her career, her simple parents have simple dreams – to get her married. Purvi scares away prospective grooms with various tactics and makeup illusions until she meets the US-return doctor Neel. Will love blossom between the two?
What do you think of Rinku Rajguru? Are you looking forward to her new releases – Aathva Rang Premcha and Chhumantar, slated to release this year. Tell us in the comments.