Natsamrat: A Quick Review

Natsamrat PosterNana Patekar is to ‘Natsamrat’ what Salman is to ‘Dabangg’ and Ajay Devgan to ‘Singham’. What they did with fisticuffs and item numbers, he does it with verbal volleys and unadulterated acting. Moreover, ‘the fit at 65” Nana (Ganpat Belwilkar aka Natsamrat)  along with the unfit yet highly talented’ Vikram Gokhale (Rambhau) wreaks havoc on the hearts of the marathi theatre lovers with their effortless rendition of dialogues from almost every play worth knowing. Their flawless act just before Gokhale’s death reminds one of the famous Amitabh- Rajesh Khanna act in Anand.Continue reading “Natsamrat: A Quick Review”

Natsamrat (2016) Marathi Movie Review: To Watch or Not to Watch- that is the question!

Ever since they released the trailer was released I was eagerly awaiting the screen adaptation of the iconic Marathi play-Natsamrat.  The movie directed by Mahesh Manjrekar with Nana Patekar in the titular role is based on the Marathi play by the same name written by Kusumagraj .Does this Natsamrat come close to the one immortalized by Dr Sriram Lagoo in the original?  Read on to find out.Continue reading “Natsamrat (2016) Marathi Movie Review: To Watch or Not to Watch- that is the question!”

Natsamrat (2016) Marathi Movie Review: To Be Or Not To Be

In one of the scenes, Ganpatrao Belwalkar (Nana Patekar) is watching a modern day adaptation of a Shakespeare play, the name of which we are never told. Being a reputed and acclaimed stage actor, Belwalkar is expected to mentor the lead actor and endorse his acting, writing talents or the lack of it. This is also expected of him with an intention of helping his dutiful son in law (Sunil Barve) win a few more brownie points with his boss, whose son (Jitendra Joshi) is directing and enacting the play. But being the theatre thespian and an upright individual, Belwalkar is disgusted by watching this seemingly pedestrian Shakespearean adaptation and makes no qualms about expressing his displeasure publicly. He also gives Joshi an earful and asks him to get into the soul of Shakespeare’s verse, rather than doing a hack job of it. Understandably, the other people around him are not pleased and accuse Belwalkar of being stuck in a time warp and hence being unable to appreciate this adaptation. How one wishes director Mahesh Manjrekar himself had paid heed to the above advice while directing this film.

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Natsamrat (Marathi Movie): Trailer

Natsamrat PosterNana Patekar stars in Natsamrat which is an adaptation of the epic play by the legendary V.V. Shirwadkar. The film is about a celebrated Shakespearean actor – played by Nana Patekar – who has retired from stage but has a difficult time coping up with life away from the limelight of theatre.

It is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and stars Vikram Gokhale, Medha Manjrekar and Mrunmayee Deshpande among others. The screenplay has been adapted by Hemant Edlabadkar and Ajith V. Reddy has handled the camera department.

The film is slated to release on 1st January, 2016.

Here’s the trailer :

Kaksparsh-Trailer

After working together in back to back Marathi films, Mee Shivajeraje Bhosale Boltoy and Fakt Ladh Mana, Mahesh Manjrekar and Sachin Khedekar join hands again with Kaksparsh. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and based on a story by Usha Datar, the screenplay and dialogues have been written by Girish Joshi. Continue reading “Kaksparsh-Trailer”

Kaksparsh-Trailer

After working together in back to back Marathi films, Mee Shivajeraje Bhosale Boltoy and Fakt Ladh Mana, Mahesh Manjrekar and Sachin Khedekar join hands again with Kaksparsh. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and based on a story by Usha Datar, the screenplay and dialogues have been written by Girish Joshi. Continue reading “Kaksparsh-Trailer”