Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Natsamrat - Movie Review

When Nana Patekar and Vikram Gokhale ocupy the scene, the energy is too much to hold. The scene when Vikram Gokhale and Patekar enact the scene in the Mahabharat between a soon-to-die Karna and Krishna is so good you'd watch it as many times without getting bored. When Nana says that his life journey finally comes to whether the potato wafer in the hands of the theatre experts travels from the packet to the mouth or stops midway - its what one can understand in terms of value that one brings into art, products or services.

Nana Patekar as Natsamrat, a celebrated Shakespearean theatre personality who retires and gives away all he owns to his children is brilliant. Soon he finds that his ways do not have many takers in the domestic front. As he grows older he is forgotten, and he finds it difficult to adjust to a life outside the stage. There are too may subtexts, layers and it is an intelligently told story that takes into into the artist and the man and the dilemmas of both.

Mahesh Manjrekar is churning out some high quality stuff. 'Kaksparsh' was one. Now this. I simply love these Marathi films. They are intelligent and entertaining and represent a real period of our times. Superb stuff. Nana and Vikram Gokhale are unbelievably good. 

1 comment:

Rajendra said...

One of the best films in recent times.