Marathi Movie Babu Band Baaja which has won 3 National awards earlier, released on Friday 13th April, 2012. The movie is a debut movie by the Director Rajesh Pinjani.
The film has won three National awards for Best Actress (Mitali Jagtap-Varadkar), Best Child Actor (Vivek Chabukswar) and Best Debut Film of a Director and has also won six Maharashtra State Film Awards.Celebrities like Preeti Janghiani, Praveen Dabas, Manoj Joshi, Alka Kubal, and Marathi VJ Jitendra Joshi were present to grace the special screening of the movie at PVR Cinemas, Juhu, and Mumbai on 12th April, 2012. Babu Band Baaja is a story of a man (Milind Shinde) who plays in a local band to earn his living. He wants his son (Vivek Chabukswar) also to take up the same profession. The mother (Mitali Jagtap-Varadkar), on the other hand, wants to provide education to her son. The film shows the about the urge for the upliftment of the education system in the rural district. It also shows the thrift between the family and the support by the mother to get his son educated.
The film which deals with the sensitive subject of rural community family issues and caters to the underprivileged & life line of the rural India is now going on an international arena. The sensitive, simple and poignant storyline has touched many hearts and praised by everybody in the industry for its literacy awareness amongst the viewers catering to all classes.