Natrang : Movie review
On Sunday our family went to watch Natrang. The film had rave reviews, so we decided to watch it together.
The film is based on a novel by Anand Yadav. It is a story of Guna, played by Atul Kulkarni, who is a pehelwan and a farm worker from a backward and poor family, and is an artist by heart and wants to start a ‘Tamasha’, a folk art which was used to be considered as an immoral (and still is). Finally he gets all the pieces together that’s when the female dancer puts forward one condition, that they have to find a nachya, a female imposter, without which they wouldn't dance. Fearing the consequences, everyone refuses the role, Guna, decides to do it himself.
Like always Atul has given immaculate performance, with the right spark in eyes, dreaming himself as King of his own world and then in later half has given equal justice to the feminine character. Bonus in this film is Sonali who really looks like an apsara from Indralok in the song “Apsara ali”.
Definitely recommended. Go and watch for a sensible direction by debutant Ravi Jadhav and wonderful performance by Atul and Sonali.