laxmikant berde – Actor Laxmikant Pandurang Berde
laxmikant berde – October 26, 1954 – December 16, 2004
The name of the actor who has made a significant contribution in the Marathi film industry is ‘Laxmikant Pandurang Berde’. He was born in Mumbai on the day of Lakshmi Puja. Due to his built-in acting skills, he won a lot of acting prizes in school life from small and big plays in Union Vidyalaya. While in fifth grade, P.L. He acted in Deshpande’s play ‘Vayam Motham Khotam’. His talent got a boost from the cultural programs held at Ganeshotsav in Girgaum. Laxmikant Berde’s acting career started with the plays of Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh. In 1972, laxmikant berde joined the Sahitya Sangh as a backstage artist.
The experience of this work till 1979 was the prelude to his next successful journey. Because he stepped on the stage with Sahitya Sangh’s ‘Amrit Natyanarti’. He first acted in Purushottam Berde’s play ‘Tourtour’ in 1983. Then in 1989, laxmikant berde acted in the plays ‘Shantecha Kartam Chalu Aaye’ and ‘Ughale Swargache Dar’. He was a stage superstar from 1982 to 1990. Though his film career started with a very small role in ‘Chimanrao Gundyabhau’, ‘Hasli Ti Fasli’ as a protagonist got off to a good start. But unfortunately that film was not screened. He made his Marathi film debut in 1989 with his first film ‘Lake Challi Sasarla’. Easy-going and confident on stage and in front of the camera, the comedian became the dominant comedian in the twenties. Laxmikant Berde’s
specialty is to add spontaneous dialogue or ‘additions’ to the plays along with the original script. Addition was an artist who nurtured the concept, earned it prestige, by making literal quotas, timing the humor. Along with acting, Laxmikant Berde had a good knowledge of music. Not only was he a good guitarist, but he also knew the art of eloquence (the art of pronouncing words without moving his lips for talking dolls). Through this art he had mastered specific sounds and larynx. Laxmikant Berde created a circle around his name for two decades using such complementary acting skills. Laxmikant Berde and Ashok Saraf became popular and influential in the eighties. He acted in almost all of Mahesh Kothare’s films. ‘Dhoomdhadaka’ (1985), ‘Tharatharat’ (1989), ‘De Danadan’ (1987), ‘Ashi Hi Banwabanavi’ (1988), ‘Hamal De Dhamal’ (1989), ‘Godigulabi’ (1991), ‘Janata Janardhan’ ‘(1998),’ Aapla Laksha ‘(1998),’ Khatranak ‘(2000),’ Aadharstambh ‘(2003),’ Dekhani Baiko Namyachi ‘(2001),’ Pachhadlela ‘(2004). Are credited. Effectively made use of the eyes, the soliloquy and mimicry that you can hear in a slightly feminine tone of voice. Due to this unique style, he was honored with the Ngilmangier Award for his film Dhoomdhadaka. In addition to his humorous and light-hearted roles, he also played the role of a true actor. Dr. Laxmikant Berde brought to life the tragedy of the comedy ‘Aburao’ in Jabbar Patel’s ‘Ek Hota Vidushak’ (1992). The film did not have much success, but this
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challenging role was appreciated in Marathi cinema. Laxmikant Berde’s ‘Laksha’ has become popular among the masses due to his use of hair hens for comedic roles, special Laxmikant Berde style of dialogue, clear vocabulary, humorous demeanor on his face, giving his voice a distinctive twist in his acting career. His image as a comedian in films became stronger. The flow of the same type of roles started towards him. He also judged comedic roles on the strength of timeliness, spontaneity and tremendous energy in acting required for business. But with the exception of a few roles, he did not get the roles that the actor would get. He also felt that he had missed out on a variety of roles due to his popularity as a comedian. While working in Marathi films, Berde also entered there, realizing the importance of Hindi cinema. How to accept a secondary role in a Hindi film while playing the role of a hero in a Marathi film? Regardless of this, he accepted the role and carried it out. In 1989, in Suraj Badjatya’s Hindi film ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’, he played the role of a servant named ‘Manohar’ for the first time. The film portrays a kind man who
accompanies the protagonist in his emotional and family ups and downs and captures the hearts of the audience. This role, though secondary, was meaningful. Laxmikant’s name was also made famous in Hindi cinema during his debut in this Hindi film. He was nominated for a Filmfare Award for this role & getting similar roles in Hindi films.He starred in Geet, Gumrah, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Criminal, Hamesha, Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam, Saajan, Beta, Arju, Anadi, Hundred Days. He acted in eighty four Hindi films. His bond with the play brought him back to the theater after 17 years. The serious role in the play ‘Sir Aali Dhavun’ made him feel like the audience. He got married to Marathi film actress Ruhi Berde and later to co-star Priya Arun. He also started a production company called ‘Abhinaya Arts’ in the name of his son. The name Laxmikant Berde reached households through plays, films and serials and is still known today & forever.
Laxmikant Berde died of kidney failure at the tender age of 50. Lakshmikant Berde continued to have a very positive attitude towards his work, reflecting on the reviews he received. As a comedian, he has a mischievous nature, a playful attitude and a heartfelt devotion to work.