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Theatrical poster for Natarang
Directed by Ravi Jadhav
Produced by Zee Talkies
Starring Atul Kulkarni
Sonalee Kulkarni
Kishor Kadam
Vibhawari Deshpande
Yaqub Sayed
Kishor Choughule
Sunil Deo
Priya Berde
Milind Shinde
Rajesh Bhosale
Siddharth Zadbuke
Music by Ajay Atul
Cinematography Mahesh Limaye
Editing by Jayant Jathar
Distributed by Sadik Chitalikar,Zee Talkies
Release date(s) 1 January 2010
Country  India
Language Marathi

Natarang (Marathi: नटरंग) is 2010 Indian Marathi movie directed by debutant Ravi Jadhav starring Atul Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni, Kishor Kadam, Vibhawari Deshpande, Priya Berde. The film was released on 1 January 2010. Veteran music composer duo Ajay Atul has composed the music.



The film portrays the struggle of a creative mind that dares to think different. A young artist Gunavantrao Kagalkar or "Guna" (portrayed by Atul Kulkarni) who decides to go beyond his family, his friends, the society and above all his own imagination to achieve a dream unthinkable. A story set in the 1970s in a small village of a Maharashtra in India, digs into the deep-rooted gender politics revealed through incidents in an artist’s life.

Guna, a poor village labourer, nurtures an obsession for Tamasha - a popular theatrical folk art form of Maharashtra. It is his dream to play the king once in his life. Unforeseen circumstances land him in situation where he sets up a theatre company. But its survival now depends on inclusion of Nachya, (A man who performs a woman’s role in theatre) a mandatory in the Tamasha. The strongly-built Guna takes up the challenge of doing the role due to his passion for the art. A decision that puts his life in turmoil inside out. He is deserted by his wife, teased for performing feminine roles, abused and declared a eunuch and gay by the society that fails to understand the creativity involved in the art form.


The film is a cinematic adaptation of the Marathi novel named Natarang by Dr. Anand Yadav.


  • Atul Kulkarni ... (Gunavantrao Kagalkar)
  • Vibhawari Deshpande ... (Dwaraka Kagalkar)
  • Sonalee Kulkarni ... (Nayna Kolhapurkar)
  • Kishor Kadam ... (Pandoba)
  • Priya Berde ... (Yamunabai)
  • Amruta Khanvilkar ... (Special Appearance in Wajle ki Bara Lavni)


Natarang was released in India on 1 January 2010. For the first time in Marathi film industry, premier for a film was held which was attended by many well known people in Marathi Cinema and also some of the actors from Hindi Film Industry.

About Director

Ravi Jadhav was born in Mumbai in 1971. He studied Applied Art at Sir J. J. School of Art. He has worked with multinational advertising agencies as a creative director. His advertising work has received numerous awards. Though Natarang is his debut film as a director, he has done a great work.

Music and Costumes

The music has been composed by Ajay Atul. The script and story of the film demands periodic compositions and traditional dance numbers as in Lavni and Gavalan. The music and songs have proven to be hits on internet and social networking sites[citation needed]. The authentic costumes, designed by Abhijit Thakur, are quite appreciated by the audience and critics.


Soundtrack by Ajay Atul
Released 1 January 2010
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Producer Nikhil Sane Amit Phalke
Meghana Jadhav


Track # Song Singer(s)
1 Natarang Ubha Ajay Atul and Chorus
2 Kagal Gavcha Guna Ajay Gogavale
3 Wajle Ki Bara Bela Shende and Chorus
4 Achuk Padli Thingi Ajay Gogavale
5 Khel Mandala Ajay Gogavale
6 Petla Gadi Ajay Gogavale
7 Kashi Mi Jau Mathurechya Bajari Bela Shende, Ajay Gogavale and Chorus
8 Apsara Aali Bela Shende, Ajay Atul

Critical reception

Film was screened in MAMI (Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image) film festival. It was selected in "Above the cut" category before its official release. Film has also received overwhelming response from the audience[citation needed].

Film was welcomed in every review. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Participations in Film Festivals

  • MAMI - Mumbai Film Festival.
  • Goa Film Festival
  • Third Eye - ASEAN Film Festival.
  • Participated in PIFF (Pune Film Fest).
  • Will participate in 33rd Göteborg Fest 2010


  • Participated in MAMI (Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image festival) & received awards in "Above The Cut" category.
  • Sant Tukaraam Award for the Best Film in PIFF (Pune International Film Fest)
  • Got 7 awards out of 16 Nominations for Zee Gaurav 2010 awards.
  • Best Director- Ravi Jadhav - Zee Gaurav 2010 awards.
  • Best Music Director- Ajay Atul - Zee Gaurav 2010 awards.
  • Best Lyrics- Guru Thakur - Zee Gaurav 2010 awards- Khel Mandla.
  • Best Playback Singer Male- Ajay Gogavale - Zee Gaurav 2010 awards- Khel Mandla.
  • Best Playback Singer Female- Bela Shende - Zee Gaurav 2010 awards- Wajle Ki Bara.
  • Best Supporting Actor- Kishor Kadam - Zee Gaurav 2010 awards.
  • Best Choreography- Phulwa Khamkar - Zee Gaurav 2010 awards- Apsara Aali.


See also

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