Sairat meaning Wild is a 2016 Indian Marathi-language romantic tragedy film directed by Nagraj Manjule and produced by Manjule himself under his banner Aatpat Production along with Nittin Keni and Nikhil Sane under Essel Vision Productions and Zee Studios. It was released on 29 April 2016 in Maharashtra and several other locations in India.
Starring Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar in their debuts, it tells the story of two young college students from different castes who fall in love, sparking conflict between their families.
Sairat premiered at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation. The film was a box-office success and became the highest-grossing Marathi film of all time. Rajguru received the National Film Award – Special Mention at the 63rd National Film Awards.
Sairat received 11 awards at the 2017 Filmfare Marathi Awards, including Best Film, Best Director (Manjule), Best Actress (Rajguru), and Best Music Album. Rajguru and Thosar won in the Best Debut female and male categories.
Sairat’s songs and background score were composed by the Ajay–Atul. The soundtrack includes Western classical music recorded at Sony Scoring Stage in Hollywood, California, a first for an Indian film.
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