Mrugjal :

                Pleased with the success of the music video, Blaze Music Company CEOs offered to let Satish Rajwade direct a small-budget Hindi film which they were planning to produce. But he suggested that instead of making a low-key Hindi film, they’d rather make a full-fledged Marathi film. And thus started the journey of Mrugjal.
                Satish Rajwade’s elder brother, Shirish Rajwade, had narrated him Mrugjal’s story when he was in college. And Satish Rajwade was so fascinated with that story that he decided that his first film would be based on it. The producers too liked the story gave it their green signal.
                However “Mrugjal” proved to be more difficult to make that was imagined. The film became a litmus test of Satish Rajwade’s tenacity. At the eleventh hour, he found his prospective screen play writers shying away because he was a debutant. Satish Rajwade says “In the heat of the moment, I wrote the story myself. If this was not enough, my cameraman did a vanishing act just a day prior to the beginning of the shoot of the movie – I had to pull my personal contacts to rope in Suhas Gujarathi at the last minute”
                Even as he took things in his stride with bated breath, “Mrugjal” went on to bag 23 awards which included the coveted V.Shantaram award for best director as well many other awards for story, screenplay and cinematography – all products of accidental afterthought. This was the first grand proof of Rajwade’s genius.