Natarang to hit screens on 1st Jan 2010December 29th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Zee Talkies’ eagerly awaited Marathi film “Natarang’ is releasing on 1st January, 2010. Creatively stimulating, entertainingly enlightening and beautifully arresting, “Natarang’ is a cinematic canvas with just the right strokes of acting talents, story, music, cinematography and but of course path breaking direction.
Director Ravi Jadhav promises to encapsulate the heart of Maharashtra’s cultural mélange- the tamasha through this debut film of his. Set up in Maharashtra’s rustic hinterlands, the film bears the dust of its rural life, and treats you to some beautiful film-making there within. Starring Atul Kulkarni and Sonalee, the film compels you to reflect on the simplest desires of life. As Guna Kagalkar, the lead character of the film, played by Atul Kulkarni inspires you to do just that. The passion, obsession, zeal and undying desire to set up a tamasha theatre company, leaves you completely spellbound.
Natarang’s colorful palette of talented cast and crew adds to its excitement. Based on a story by the same name by veteran Marathi author Dr. Anand Yadav, it credits its cinematography to Mahesh Limaye (famed for his work in “Fashion’, “Corporate’, “Traffic Signal’ etc) , screenplay to Ravi Jadhav and dialogues and lyrics to Guru Thakur. “Natarang’s music, by famed duo Ajay-Atul too is soulful, melodious, and rhythmically rural and touches just the right chords.
Right from the time “Natarang’ went on floors it has been enveloped by curiosity from film critics and cinema lovers alike. It has been showered with applauds from not just Indian but also international film critics. It’s screening and subsequent honors at the 11th international MAMI film festival, the 8th Asian Film Festival etc is a definite proof of its cinematic prowess. In fact in the MAMI film festival, it became the only Indian movie to be selected in the 14 “Above the cut’ category films, for its outstanding cinematic merit.
Even at the Asian Film festival held at Kolhapur and Mumbai, it was chosen as the opening film of the festival at Kolhapur, which is a very genuine applause given the fact that Kolhapur is the city where Maharashtra’s cultures thrive and cherish, tamasha being an important part of them.
So get all set to be enlightened this New Year, as the most awaited film across Maharashtra- “Natarang’ knocks on your nearest cinema screens on January 1st, 2010.
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