One of the most applauded dramas in India ‘Natsamrat’ will be now staged in Lucknow. It’s time for all theatre lovers to gear up for the show. Written by one of the most loved Marathi writer V.V. Shirwadkar, the drama is an adaptation of a Shakespeare classic.
Natasamrat is the story of a veteran stage actor Ganpat Ramchandra Belwalkar who has retired from acting but cannot let go of his past glories. The actor had retired from the stage with the honorific Natsamrat (King of the Theater). He does not cope with retirement gracefully as his wife, Kaveri Ganpat Belwalkar observes his behavior and felt that he had brought the theatre to home..
After retirement Ganpat Ramchandra Belwalkar lives with his wife and two married children a son and a daughter. As his retirement unfolds, he reminisces about the various roles he has played in the past – among them are Hamlet, Othello, Julius Caesar. But he fails to recognize his life deteriorating into a King Lear tragedy right before his eyes.
The popularity of the play is such that it was also adapted in a Marathi film by the same name where ace actor Nana Patekar essayed the role of Ganpat Ramchandra Belwalkar. The film that was released in 2016 was directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and produced by Nana Patekar & Vishwas Joshi.
Natasamrat is an emotionally intense play filled with power-packed performances. The show will be staged on 24th May, 2018 at Sant Gadge Ji Auditoriam, SNA, Lucknow. Ace artist Alok Chatterjee will be seen playing the lead Ganpat Ramchandra Belwalkar in NATSAMRAT which will be directed by Jayant Deshmukh. The play is organized by RangPaakhi in association with Navonmesh.
Natsamrat is one of the most acclaimed Marathi dramas and is equally popular in other languages. Lucknowites with a taste for theatre art cannot afford to miss this brilliant play.
Alok Chatterjee in & as NATSAMRAT
Written By: V.V. Shiwadkar
Director By: Jayant Deshmukh
Date: 24 May 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Sant Gadge Ji Auditoriam, SNA, Lucknow
Organizers: RangPaakhi with Navonmesh as Associate Partners