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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Highway Marathi Movie Review : A Pleasant Journey

Highway-Marathi-Movie-Teaser-PosterSometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination’ – Drake. Perhaps it is this thought that has inspired director Umesh Kulkarni and writer actor Girish Kulkarni’s new film Highway .Continue reading “Highway Marathi Movie Review : A Pleasant Journey”

Highway Marathi Movie: Trailer

highway marathi movie posterUmesh and Girish Kulkarni are two of the most sort after names in the marathi film industry. Their upcoming projects are closely followed. The buzz about their films begins from the festival screening of the film itself. This time however they have chosen to directly release their film in theatre without taking the festival route.

Thy synopsis says it is a film of that escape from the grind that all of us yearn for. It is an attempt to see our own reflections in today’s time.

It stars Girish Kulkarni, Huma Qureshi, Tisca Chopra, Renuka Shahane Rana, Vidyadhar Joshi, Mukta Barve, Sunil Barve, Mayur Khandge, Shrikant Yadav, Kishore Chaugule, Kishor Kadam, Vrishali Kulkarni, Purva Pawar amongst others.

It releases on the 24th of July.

Here’s the trailer :

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Prem Mhanje Prem Mhanje Prem Asta Trailer

Mrinal Kulkarni who popularly played the role of Sonpari in the hit TV serial is all set to debut as a director in her upcoming marathi film Prem Mhanje Prem Mhanje Prem Asta. The film, which shares it’s title with a poem by noted marathi poet Mangesh Padgaonkar, explores the relation between love and marriage.

It stars Mrinal Kulkarni herself in the lead role along with Sachin Khedekar, Pallavi Joshi and Sunil Barve. Milind and Surel Ingle have composed the music and the lyrics are penned by Soumitra. The camerawork has been handled by Amalendhu Chaudhari.

The film releases on April 19th.

Here’s the teaser of the film:
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