Monday, January 11, 2010

Natarang - Movie Review

I watched "Natarang". Its a marathi movie, which tells the story of an artist struggle in the field of Marathi folk entertainment art form called "Tamasha". His ordeals as he is typecasted and abused for playing a feminine male role called "Nachya". And how he overcomes the abuse to achieve fame and success. This movie has many elements jokes, tragedy, socio-political mirrors, love story, artist struggle, selfish behaviour, sacrifice, but more importantly its a window into the world of one misunderstood person. Played superbly by Atul Kulkarni, who deserves an award for it. Sonalee as the dancer is perfectly seductive, while other actors acted convincingly. None of the characters seemed out of place. Not the kind of movie you may see too many times, but a movie which should be in the list of one of best marathi movies. Worth a watch for the quality of performances.
And one more thing, I felt it was technically a brilliant movie, good production and great visuals, which some time back was unheard of.
Kudos to everyone who made this movie possible. And congrats to Atul Kulkarni for his excellent performance. And still can't forget the seduction of the character played by sonalee (a young actress).