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Natarang (2010)

A poor working man loses his job and decides to start a theater troupe.

Director:

Ravi Jadhav

Writers:

Ravi Jadhav (screenplay), Anand Yadav (novel) (as Dr. Anand Yadav)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Atul Kulkarni ... Gunavantrao Kagalkar
Kishore Kadam ... Pandoba
Sonalee Kulkarni ... Naina Kolhapurkar
Priya Arun ... Yamunabai (as Priya Berde)
Vibhawari Deshpande ... Dwaraka Kagalkar
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Guna is a village labourer in the hinterlands of Maharashtra. Holding a passion for the 'tamasha' theatre shows, he decides to start his own troupe. Instead of the prestigious role of the king he always dreamed of, he ends up having to play a 'nachya', an effeminate, homosexual man. He goes ahead with the decision, which forever changes him and his family, as he ends up torn between his artistic passion and his societal prestige. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

India

Language:

Marathi

Release Date:

1 January 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Натаранг See more »

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Zee Talkies See more »
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Yadav's 1978 novel was earlier adapted to a theater production, whose performance however "caused pains to the author."There were plans for a film adaptation starring Ganpat Patil as Guna and Nilu Phule as Pandoba, but these did not work out. See more »

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Natarang Ubha
Performed by Ajay and Atul and Chorus
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Absolute treat to watch - Marvellous
20 April 2011 | by meghrajshahSee all my reviews

Speaking of the poohs and boos in Regional Cinema are a thing of the past. I reckon Utterly jaw dropping visual treat when you experience this picture.A true example of how cinema is made and what its makes of it. The entire plot is accurately composed, pumped up story line keeps you at heels . Arguably the best soundtrack for a regional movie. As vivacious as a movie can get . Full of up and downs in setting of a traditional musical theater art of the past called tamasha. Marvellous acting skills displayed by the cast . Exemplary cast compositions , stunning camera work . We here in England are thrilled to see such a high class creative movie from Marathi Cinema which should be a delight for the world audience to watch . Want to show it to few English veterans, Cinema enthusiasts in Sheffield but wouldn't get a DVD with English subs .


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