Zee Chitramandir (meaning picture hall) is a free-to-air Marathi-language movie channel from the Zee network that complements Zee Talkies, its flagship Marathi movie channel. It is specifically targeted at a rural audience, due to its presence on the DD Free Dish platform. Zee Chitramandir and Zee Talkies’ sole competitor is Shemaroo MarathiBana.
It was supposed to be launched as
Zee Zabardast, then was renamed to Zee Chitramandir before its launch on 9 April 2021 (though the soft launch on DD Free Dish was on 1 April). This comes a few months after the launch of Marathi music channel Zee Vajwa on 17 October 2020.
Typography: Gotham and Volte Devanagari
Even though the final launch logo is green, like that of many other Zee movie channels (most notably
Zee Cinema), the graphics package is a new one and not the same as the others.
Part of and Essel Group
Sony Pictures Entertainment
pending merger with
Sony Pictures Networks India
Indian TV channels:
Hindi: Entertainment: Zee TV HD, &TV HD, Zee Anmol and Big Magic | Zindagi 1 | Movies: Zee Cinema HD, &pictures HD, Zee Bollywood, Zee Classic, &xplor HD, Zee Action and Zee Anmol Cinema | Music/youth: Zing | Teleshopping: EZ Mall
English: Entertainment: Zee Café HD | Movies: &flix HD and &privé HD | Lifestyle: Zee Zest HD
Entertainment channels: Tamil: Zee Tamil HD | Telugu: Zee Telugu HD | Kannada: Zee Kannada HD | Malayalam: Zee Keralam HD | Bengali: Zee Bangla HD | Marathi: Zee Marathi HD and Zee Yuva | Odia: Zee Sarthak | Punjabi: Zee Punjabi | Bhojpuri: Zee Ganga
Movie channels: Tamil: Zee Thirai HD | Telugu: Zee Cinemalu HD | Kannada: Zee Picchar HD | Bengali: Zee Bangla Cinema | Marathi: Zee Talkies HD and Zee Chitramandir | Bhojpuri: Zee Biskope
Zee Rang | Zee Chanderi | Zee Josh
News channels: ( Zee Media Corp.)
Hindi national: Zee News | Zee Hindustan | Zee Business | English: WION | Hindi regional: Zee Delhi NCR Haryana | Zee Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand | Zee Rajasthan | Zee Madhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh | Zee Bihar/Jharkhand | Gujarati: Zee 24 Kalak | Bengali: Zee 24 Ghanta | Marathi: Zee 24 Taas | Urdu/Hindi: Zee Salaam | Punjabi/Hindi: Zee Punjab/Haryana/Himachal
Digital news channels: Zee Tamil News | Zee Telugu News | Zee Kannada News | Zee Malayalam News | Zee Odisha News
Zee Aflam (movies) and Zee Alwan (entertainment) | United States: Zee Smile | Canada: Zee TV Canada | Latin America and US Hispanic: Zee Mundo | Russia: Zee TV | Thailand: Zee Nung | Indonesia: Zee Bioskop | Vietnam: Zee Phim | South Africa/Subsaharan Africa: Zee World, Zee One and Zee Bollynova | Ethiopia: Zee Alem | Francophone Africa: Zee Magic
Film production: Zee Studios and Zee Studios International | Music label: Zee Music Company | Theatrical production: Zee Theatre | Live events: Zee Live | Media marketing: Zee Melt | Licensing and syndication arm for international markets: Zee Global Content Sales
Other properties: Zee Digital | Zee Educare | Zee Family.TV | Zee International | Z5X Technology
Streaming platforms: India: ZEE5 ( | Club | Kids | Premium | Zindagi 1) Latin America and US Hispanic: Zee Mundo Play
Pay-per-view cinema: Zee Plex
Hindi: Entertainment: Zindagi 1 (as a TV channel), Zee Next, 9X and Zee Smile | Movies: Zee Premier | Music: Zee ETC Bollywood | Devotional: Zee Jagran | Lifestyle: Zee Khana Khazana | Shopping: Asian Sky Shop
English: Movies: Zee Studio HD | Lifestyle: Zee Trendz, Living Foodz HD, Living Travelz and Living Zen | Kids’: ZeeQ | Sports: Zee Sports
Regional languages: Zee ETC Punjabi | Zee Gujarati | Zee 24 Gantalu (Telugu) | Zee Odisha | Zee Vajwa (Marathi)
International channels: Zee Punjabi (UK) | Zee Lamhe | Zee Bollymovies (Africa) | Zee Hiburan (Indonesia) | Zee Sine (Philippines) | Zee Variasi (Malaysia) | Zee One (Germany)
Ten Sports Network 2 Ten 1/Ten 1 HD (Ten Sports/Ten HD) | Ten 2 (Ten Action) | Ten 3 (Ten Cricket) | Ten Golf/Ten Golf HD
Other channels: Z Living 3
1Discontinued as satellite channel in 2017. Relaunched as a service channel on DTH platforms in 2022.
2Sold to Sony Pictures Networks India.
3Sold to NIA Broadcasting.