movie experience at Maratha Mandir, Mumbai.

Oh!! wow!!!
Maratha Mandir, This is the same place which set the record in “Guinness Book of World Records”. And we planned to watch the movie in this theater.

Till today a daily matinee show is running for movie “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” ( दिलवाले दुल्हनिया ले जाएँगे ). And this theater has set the record from running this movie from last 13 years. Yea I said 13 years. wow !! isn’t that fantastic.

People used to ask me, oh you are in mumbai and you have not seen the movie in great Maratha Mandir. 🙂 So we decided to go there.

How to reach maratha mandir – Go to Mumbai Central railway station -> if you are at local sub-urban station go to east side then come out from Mumbai Central Main station main gate. Just in front of mumbai central main gate you can see the Maratha Mandir Movie Hall.

Yea, we are very fond of movies and on every weekend we go to EROS at late night show, but this time we thought for Maratha Mandir. 🙂

So we decided to go there. Me, and my friends decided to watch the movie “rab ne bana di jodi”. And I must say when I entered in the movie hall, the experience was so fantastic. Still the rates are cheap, we were not able to get the ticked at regular price but we got it in “black”. We got the upper circle ticket at rs. 100, the actual price was I think under 50. And as the same as usual way people were selling the black ticket with the same old fashion “100 ka, 150 ka, bolo bolo”. Enabling the old memories to see the ticket with dark orange color and dark blue color. 🙂 Written the date, time stamp and govt tax calculation.

The hall is still with old style movie hall, the seats are good, hall was clean and good air conditioned. It gives a kind of experience that you are really in a movie hall and watching the movie. Movie started and people started whistling even me too 🙂 And this gives awesome experience, when you do the same thing in multiplex this is treated as cheap 😦

The whole experience was awesome, nostalgic. And we decided to come again to watch DDLJ movie on any weekend day at matinee show.

So waiting for what go and watch, the old movie halls gives good experience to watch movie.



  1. Posted February 26, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I intend to go are ddlj here some weeke. I hope I get ticket.
    thank you for the info 🙂

    • Posted March 1, 2009 at 11:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I am glad that my information is helpful.

  2. RG
    Posted February 22, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Would you possibly know, if any black and white movies are still screened in Mumbai!
    If you have any such information Please do let me know.
    Thanks again,

  3. Vikas
    Posted May 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Permalink | Reply


  4. HARSH
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Its truly an amazing experience going to the cinema hall AGAIN.
    I went to one in Lucknow. It was evening show 6:30 to 9:30 show.
    I asked someone munching roasted peanuts why she was spreading its shells. She said its the habit because of which she cannot go to multiplex. She was not very keen with the western foods that multiplex offer. I mean she literally hated those.
    Another person (group of 4 gentlemen) were mixing whiskey with the colas supplied by the canteen in the intermission.
    I inquired the torch man (the person who guides you to your seat) when the film got over, he sadly replied with the excuse of single cinema halls not doing well. He said we have to close our eyes sometimes.
    Though the quality of sound is at par with the new cinema halls, the picture quality is definitely poorer in comparison.

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