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Kshitij Patwardhan

Maharashtra

Welcome to the official website of Kshitij Patwardhan. Acclaimed and award-winning Indian screenwriter, lyricist, playwright, and publisher.

In a career spanning more than a decade, Kshitij has created heart-warming stories, memorable characters, everlasting songs, and notable theatre stints.

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Area Of Work

FILM WRITING


Kshitij has eleven Marathi films to his credit as a story, screenplay, and dialogue writer. His work includes critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and culturally significant films like CLASSMATES, DOUBLE SEAT, TIME PLEASE, YZ, FASTER FENE, and DHURALA.


LYRICS


As one of the most versatile lyricists in Marathi, Kshitij has displayed his lyrical prowess in more than thirty films. Some of his films are BAAPJANMA, HALF TICKET, POSTER GIRL, BAGHTOS KAY MUJARA KAR, DAGDI CHAWL, DOUBLE SEAT, GIRLFRIEND, and KHARI BISCUIT.


ADVERTISING WRITING


As a copywriter and creative consultant, he has done advertising work for top-notch brands like STAR SPORTS, JOHN DEERE TRACTORS, LOKMAT, SAKAL, SARASWAT BANK, and many more. He has written multiple campaigns for popular Marathi brands. His work includes the campaigns for Pro Kabaddi League 2015 and 2017.


WEB WRITING


Kshitij has written lyrics for two popular web shows, EK THI BEGUM and ONCE A YEAR. He has also created first-ever Marathi YouTube Chanel dedicated to writers, lyricists, and poets, named WRITER FIRST. He is the creator behind the popular YOUTUBE series 'WAGH CHA SWAG' performed by Marathi actor Amey Wagh.


THEATRE


Kshitij's stint in the theatre has cast a magical spell. He has written trendsetting plays like NAVA GADI NAVA RAJYA and DONN SPECIAL. These plays collectively completed seven hundred shows and have won more than fifty awards.


PUBLISHING


As a publisher, he has published ‘first of its kind’ illustrative Marathi novel ‘DARYA’.


UPCOMING


Untitled Hindi feature film with director Ashutosh Gowariker.
Project on the life of transgender activist Shree Gauri Sawant.
Untitled feature film with Amit Trivedi as a lyricist.
Upcoming Hindi feature film with Pratisaad and Huge Productions.



Awards



FILMFARE

MICTA

IMFFA

RADIO CITY

Recognition

UNITED NATION’S POPULATION FUND, NATIONAL CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

Won twice in 2009, 2011 for outstanding creative work on female feticide issue.

FILMFARE AWARDS

Six nominations for story, screenplay, dialogue, lyrics. Won it for FASTER FENE screenplay.

ZEE GAURAV AWARD

Record fourteen nominations out of which seven at a time. Won it for the best director for DONN SPECIAL.

IMFFA AWARDS

Three nominations. Won it for CLASSMATES screenplay and dialogues

MICTA AWARDS

2015 - 2019 | Сompany Inc

Four nominations. Won it for NAVA GADI NAVA RAJYA as best playwright

MAHARASHTRA STATE AWARDS

Four nominations. Won it thrice for DOUBLE SEAT screenplay and dialogues And for NAVA GADI NAVA RAJYA play writing.

STAR PRAVAH RATNA AWARD

For outstanding contribution to Marathi Cinema.

MASTER DEENANATH SANMAAN

Given by Bharatratna Lata Mangeshkar and her family, For Marathi commercial Play of the Year, DONN SPECIAL.

OTHER ACCOLADES:

DD SAHYADRI CINE RATNA AWARDS
RADIO CITY LYRICIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
ZEE TALKIES COMEDY AWARDS FOR BEST COMIC WRITING
ITS MAJJA DIGITAL AWARD FOR BEST STORY
ROTARY CLUB VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD (TWICE)



Notable Work

  • All
  • FILM WRITING
  • LYRICS WRITING
  • PLAY WRITING

Nava Gadi Nave Rajya

Movie

Faster Fene

Movie

Lagn Pahave Karun

Movie

Aaghat

Movie

Dhurala

Movie

Time Please

Movie

Double Seat

Movie

Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar

Movie

Bapjanm

Movie

Barayan

Movie

Bhatukali

Movie

Bhaghtos Kay Mujara Kar

Movie

Dagadi Chal

Movie

Devva

Movie

Classmates

Movie

Dhurala

Movie

Double Seat

Movie

Mauli

Movie

Satrangi Re

Movie

Timepass 2

Movie

Yz

Movie

Classmates

Movie

Poster Girl

Movie

Khari Buscuit

Movie

Kesari

Movie

Yagrad

Movie

Don Special

Movie

Ye re Ye re Paisa

Movie

Timepass 2

Movie

Man Fakira

Movie

Yz

Movie

Fuge

Movie

Time Please

Movie

Half Ticket

Movie

Girlfriend

Movie

Writer First

Writer First..

A UNIQUE CONTENT CURATION INITIATIVE
GET A PROFFESSIONAL CREATIVE FEEDBACK ON YOUR CREATIVE WRITING (SHORT STORY, FILM SCRIPT, PLAY, BOOK etc)

HOW TO SEND:
Pay the fees via google pay or online transaction.
Send only the SWA registered script in PDF format to tellthewriter@gmail.com
Get the professional feedback in 30 days (through a detailed email and a 1 hours session in Mumbai)
Aspects such as ideation, story, screenplay development, character study will be discussed.
For more info, raise an inquiry in Contact section.



Contact

Address

Mumbai, Pune