Sandeep Pathak Wins Best Actor Award for Raakh at Couch Film Festival Spring 2022

Marathi actor Sandeep Pathak has won the Best Actor award at the Couch Film Festival Spring 2022 for his performance in the upcoming silent film Raakh.

Pathak, who is known for mostly playing comedic roles in movies and TV shows, portrays a serious character in this film.

He shared the news that he had won the Best Actor award with his fans on social media.

Expressing his feelings after receiving the award at the international festival, Pathak said, “Although I received this award, it is not for me alone. It is the result of the hard work of the entire Raakh team. My character in this film is very different from the roles I’ve played so far, so the joy of receiving this award is very different.”

Raakh is a special film for another reason. This is only the second time that Marathi cinema has made a silent film after the era of silence ended 90 years ago. Interestingly, the previous one, Tathastu (2016), a TV movie, also starred Pathak.

Raakh is directed by Rajesh Chavan, co-producer of the film with Yogesh Golatkar and Kunal Prabhu. The film’s camerawork was handled by Ramesh Shelke while Prabhu did the editing. Piyush Kanojiya composed the music and the art direction is by Raju Sapte.

Gerald R. Schneider