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Natarang, which can also be spelled as Natrang, is a Marathi-language drama film released in 2010. The word “Natarang” is derived from the Marathi language and refers to an artist, particularly a theatre artist. The film is directed by and features and in leading roles, with the original score and songs composed by the duo Ajay-Atul.

The story of the film is based on the 1978 Marathi novel by Anand Yadav, also titled Natarang. The plot follows the journey of a young artist as he confronts various obstacles from his family, friends, and society to pursue his seemingly impossible dream. The film is set in a Maharashtra village during the 1970s, and it highlights themes of gender bias and the sacrifices that artists make for their craft.


The movie is set in rural Maharashtra during the 1970s and revolves around a poor farmer named Guna who discovers a passion for the traditional folk dance form ‘Tamasha' after he is forced to cross-dress and perform in it to earn money. As he becomes more and more successful as a performer, Guna faces resistance from society, his wife, and even his own father. The movie explores themes of gender identity, societal norms, and the pursuit of one's passion.


  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi (2010)
  • National Film Award for Best Music Direction (2010)
  • Maharashtra State Film Award for Best Film (2010)
  • Maharashtra State Film Award for Best Director (2010)
  • Maharashtra State Film Award for Best Screenplay (2010)
  • Maharashtra State Film Award for Best Music Director (2010)
  • Zee Gaurav Puraskar for Best Film (2010)
  • Zee Gaurav Puraskar for Best Director (2010)
  • Zee Gaurav Puraskar for Best Actor () (2010)
Directed by
Produced by Zee Talkies Nikhil SaneAmit PhalkeMeghana Jadhav
Screenplay by
Based on Natarang
by Dr. Anand Yadav
Starring , , , , ,
Music by Ajay−Atul
Cinematography Mahesh Limaye
Edited by Jayant Jathar
Zee Talkies Athaansh Communications
Distributed by Sadik Chitalikar Zee Talkies
Release date 1 January 2010
Running time 120 minutes
Country India
Language Marathi
Box office ₹12 crore (US$1.7 million) (lifetime)

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