Natsamrat - Asa Nat Hone Nahi

Watch Natsamrat - Asa Nat Hone Nahi

"The King Of Theatre"
  • 2016
  • 2 hr 45 min
  • 8.8  (7,143)

Natsamrat - Asa Nat Hone Nahi is a Marathi language drama film released in 2016. The movie is based on the famous Marathi play, Natsamrat, written by V.V. Shirwadkar. The movie is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and stars Nana Patekar, Medha Manjrekar, and Mrunmayee Deshpande in the lead roles. The film opens with Ganpatrao Belvalkar (Nana Patekar) and his wife Kaveri (Medha Manjrekar) celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They are proud of their achievements in life, but they both know that their children are busy in their own lives and have little time for them. After returning home from their anniversary party, Ganpatrao and Kaveri have a conversation about their relationship and how it has changed over the years.

The movie then flashes back to the past when Ganpatrao was a famous stage actor known as Natsamrat. He had a successful career in theatre and was widely respected for his acting skills. However, after retiring from the stage, he has become a lonely and bitter man who feels neglected by his children.

Ganpatrao's son and daughter-in-law are obsessed with their own careers, and they hardly spend any time with him. His daughter, too, is too busy with her own life to give any time to her father. Ganpatrao has a close relationship with his granddaughter, but she too is growing up and will soon move away for her studies.

The film then goes on to depict how Ganpatrao's life changes after he is forced to sell his house and move to a small apartment. The apartment society is full of people who are prejudiced against theatre actors and do not respect his achievements. Ganpatrao is feeling more and more neglected and alone.

Unable to cope with the loneliness, Ganpatrao takes to drinking and becomes an alcoholic. His health is deteriorating rapidly, and he is struggling to find a purpose in life. However, he continues to recite his favorite lines from the plays he acted in and finds solace in them.

The movie is a poignant portrayal of the life of an actor who has given his entire life to the theatre but is left lonely and bitter in his old age. The film does not shy away from portraying the dark side of human nature and how people can become selfish and uncaring towards their loved ones. The movie is a commentary on how society treats its elderly and how they are often cast aside and forgotten.

Nana Patekar's performance in the movie is simply outstanding. He brings his A-game as Ganpatrao and portrays the character's emotions perfectly. His dialogues and monologues are delivered flawlessly, and he captures the essence of the character of Natsamrat brilliantly. Medha Manjrekar's portrayal of Kaveri is also noteworthy. She brings a subtle nuance to the character and brings out the complexities of the relationship between Kaveri and Ganpatrao.

The movie is not just about the life of an actor, but about the journey of life itself. It is about how we deal with the complexities that come with it, and how we find meaning in our lives. The movie is a must-watch for anyone who has ever felt neglected or unappreciated in their lives. It is a reminder that life is precious, and we must make the most of it before it's too late.

Overall, Natsamrat - Asa Nat Hone Nahi is a beautifully crafted movie that takes the audience on an emotional journey. The movie is a poignant reminder of the importance of family, love, and the inevitable journey of life. The film is a testament to the power of cinema and how it can bring to life the complexities of the human experience. It is a movie that will stay with you long after the end credits have rolled. So, if you are a fan of Marathi cinema, or just a lover of good cinema, then you must watch this masterpiece.

Natsamrat - Asa Nat Hone Nahi
Natsamrat - Asa Nat Hone Nahi doesn't appear to be available from any streaming services.
Add this movie to your Watchlist to get notified when it's available.
  • Release Date
  • Runtime
    2 hr 45 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (7,143)