Natsamrat | Marathi Movie Review

Time Please (Nava Gadi Nava Rajya), Katyar Kaljat Ghusli, and now Natsamrat. These three are some of the latest Marathi stories that have been promoted from stage to the silver screen. Except for Time Please, I’ve never experienced the theater versions of the other two stories, which I’m told had audience getting all goosebumps-excited. With Katyar Kaljat Ghusli being loved by one and all, high footfalls for Natsamrat were very much anticipated. And Nana Patekar in this extremely mature role does not disappoint.

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The play, originally conceived by VV Shirwadkar, still finds itself etched in the memory of the older generation. Retired Shakespearean actor Ganpatrao Belwalkar (Nana Patekar) has given away his entire property to his children, much against the wishes of his wife Kaveri (Medha Manjrekar) and a few years down the line he’s discredited by his thankless children and decides to stay away from them.

I was told Ganpatrao Belwalkar is a dream role to essay for any actor. And upon watching the film it’s apparent why. There’s a whole spectrum of emotions that had to be enacted through this character’s medium, and Nana delivers a brilliant performance. His long monologues were a treat to witness, and honestly, these were the heart of the film. One other performance that stands almost as tall as Nana’s is that of Vikram Gokhale’s. Gokhale plays Ganpat’s best friend Rambhau, and on more than one occasion completely steals the show.

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Mahesh Manjrekar’s direction follows a very linear narrative, and the first half of the film takes a long time to build up. The second-half more than makes up for it. The filmmakers have over-indulged in melodrama, and that may wary some of the younger audience.

Natsamrat packs a solid start for Marathi cinema in 2016, and one can only be wishful of more good things to come.

Overall Rating : 3.5/5


  • vinod says:

    Rating for this movie is above 5 Star…
    if you miss to watch this on theater you will loose something good

    Nana Nana & only Nana actor of century, you will respect him alot.

    what a acting….speechless, Marvelous….words are very less to describe this movie

    guys go & watch it on Theater…………..

  • Sachin Gaikwad says:

    Awosome movie i like very much.i saw individual in theatre today afternoon show and i again onec more see night show 9 PM with my partents. i things in marathi cinema this movis is awards wining oscar.i give this 5*****

  • Sandesh Keni says:

    Everyone should watch this movie along with Family. Heart touching story. Nice acting by Shri Nana Patekar & all. 5* rating Movie.


    हलतात हात आपल्या मुजऱ्याला…..
    अशी ताकद दिली या चित्रपटला……


    Best film of 2016…Best direction of Manjarekar Sahab,Best acting by Patekar Sahab,Vikram Sahab and sweet acting by Medhaji…May God bless this film by National award…Ameen

  • Rakesh Jangale says:

    this is one of the best movie in my life, and at the time of watching this movie in theatre I forgot my world and tears are continuously coming from my eyes, Nana is superb actors in Marathi movie and performed awesome and also all cast very well done.
    paisa wasul movie..
    just watch.
    five stars from my side

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