The film is a tragedy about a veteran theatre actor named Ganpat "Appa" Belwalkar (Nana Patekar) who has been the best of his lot during his heyday, garnering fame and fortune acting in plays based on various works, especially William Shakespeare's. It is a tragedy of a veteran actor who enjoyed a very vital importance in his life but who becomes the victim of old age alienation and astrangement. The film reveals an intensely tragic fate of an actor who becomes victim of fate and fortune in old age, which is similar to the fate of Lear. Natsamrat suffers the pangs of old age and dishonor inflicted on him by his own children. It is a tragedy of great humanist and actor who succumbs to the ill fate and destiny. In fact, Natsamrat is a story of Ganpatrao Belvalkar, who withstands great suffering after his retirement from stage acting.


MARATHI | INDIA | 2016                                                         





Director Biography:

Mahesh Manjrekar is a renowned Actor, Director, Producer and Writer. Winner of several National Film Awards, Mahesh is credited with directing some highly critically acclaimed films like ‘Vaastav: The Reality’ (1999), ‘Astitva’ (2000) and ‘Viruddh… Family Comes First’ (2005), ‘Kaksparsh’ (2012) and ‘Natsamrat’ (2015). Although he made his direction debut in 1995 with the film ‘Aai’ he first gained acclaim as an actor for his performance in the 2002 film ‘Kaante’, and later played negative roles in the Telugu film ‘Okkadunnadu’ (2007) and as the gangster Javed in the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008). He played the role of Shivaji Maharaj in Marathi film ‘Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy’.


Nana Patekar

Medha Manjrekar

Mrinmayee Deshpande

Sunil Barve

Vikram Gokhale


Producers: Nana Patekar, Vishwas Joshi

Writers: Kiran Yadnopavit, Abhijeet Deshpande

Screenplay: Mahesh Manjrekar, Abhijeet Deshpande and Kiran Yadnopavit

Story by: V. V. Shirwadkar

Based: Natsamrat (drama) by V. V. Shirwadkar

Music: Ajit Parab

Cinematography: Ajith V. Reddy

Editor: Paresh Manjrekar