Apsara aali

Being one of only three of the dozens of major Indian languages I can claim to know, I’ve always been curious about Marathi cinema. I watched my fair share on the TV in the good old days of Doordarshan, but all that taught me was that I was almost always in for either utter tragedy or tragically clichéd attempts at comedy. Recently, however, as the various regional film industries have taken lessons from each other and upped their game, there have been a few exceptional films coming out even from the Marathi camp (Amol Palekar’s Anahat comes to mind). I got a similarly promising vibe from Natarang (2010), in no small part because it stared Atul Kulkarni, who has always delivered in his various outings in Hindi films. While I’ve yet to see the film as I write this, watching the song Apsara aali has certainly strengthened my resolve to do so.
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