Press Releases2010Sep 16, 2010
Zee Talkies' production Natrang wins National Award in Regional Category
Zee Talkies' NATARANG, undoubtedly one of the most talked about and highly appreciated Marathi films of recent times has scaled even greater heights by winning the top honor of National award for the Best Marathi film of the year. The whole team of Natrang is most excited about these new feathers in its cap as this is no mean achievement.
Talking about the grand success, Nikhil Sane, Business Head, Zee Talkies said, It is a moment of immense pride for the team. We have been working for three years on this film and now it feels like the perfect ending with this outstanding honor. The Film has also received widespread international recognition and we are proud of that.
He added, This is also an achievement for our Marathi Film Industry since Natrang had tough competition in films like Vihir and Shivaji Raje Bhosle. I thank the management and Punit Goenka for believing in us and guiding us through all the activities from day one.
"The honors are not just for Natrang but for all lovers of Marathi cinema who have whole-heartedly supported it through houseful theatres all across Maharashtra said Atul Kulkarni, the lead protagonist of NATARANG.
Natrang is a poignant movie that revolves around the life of Guna, a tamasha artist from Maharashtra and the challenges he faces while pursuing this passion. Natrang is based on a novel by the same name written by acclaimed Marathi author Dr. Anand Yadav and is set in 1970's rural village of Maharashtra. This movie is not just a tale of the times and travails of the tamasha artist Guna (played by Atul Kulkarni), but also reflects the lives of every passionate artiste from across various fields. The passion, zeal and the dream- Natrang is the story of a young artiste's journey to achieve one unthinkable dream.