Lalit Marathe was born in Mumbai. He is a writer by profession and has not been a part of many flicks. Only three of his stories has been launched in the big screen and has created enough space for him in the industry; all the three films were immensely popular among the people. Lalit rose to limelight when his first flick, “Bhoot”. The film was released in 2003 and has Ajay Devgn and
Urmila Matondkar in the lead role. The picture starts with Ajay and Urmila shifting to a new villa which they bought at a very low price. Urmila becomes suspicious of the deal and comes to know that a lady who was living in the house committed suicide after killing her son; however Ajay does not believe in ghosts and supernatural powers. As the story continues, Ajay encounters the change in the behaviour of his wife and comes to know that she murdered their watchman. They come to Manjeet (the lady who committed suicide) possessed Urmila’s body, and it was Sanjay, an admirer of Manjeet who visited the house and tried to molest her but when she tried to escape from him, she accidently fell from the balcony. Manjeet’s son witnessed the whole scene who was later murdered by Sanjay. To the end of the story, Sanjay is arrested and sent to jail and is assumed to be killed by Manjeet.
With the success of his debut movie, his second movie Swades: We, The People. The picture released in 2004. The plot of the film is very simple and is about Mohan, who is working in NASA and visits India to look for the maid who raised him up. He founds him in Charanpur a village which does not have the minimum requirement for the people, seeing the condition of the town, Mohan plans to set up a hydro power plant which can produce electricity for the people living there. Seeing the deprived situation, Mohan resigns from NASA and start working in India to serve the nation. It received great reviews, and the critics appreciated the work. The picture had the patriotic magic, and the people liked it. Shahrukh Khan and
Gayatri Joshi played the lead roles in the flick, and it grossed $342 million worldwide.
Lalit launched his first directorial film in 2011, Shabri which was about the first lady criminal of a movie, the picture was produced by Ram Gopal Verma and Lalit wrote the script of the picture.