Theatrical poster for Natarang
|Directed by||Ravi Jadhav|
|Produced by||Zee Talkies|
|Music by||Ajay Atul|
|Editing by||Jayant Jathar|
|Distributed by||Sadik Chitalikar,Zee Talkies|
|Release date(s)||1 January 2010|
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.
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.
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.
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. 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
|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|
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.