Dipen Guhawrote on May 7 2009 10:04PM
Divya's biography on Nana Patekar calls for appreciation. Let me call upon some brilliant evidences of Nana's perfomances in films like "Diksha", where Nana, an untouchable admonishes the old Brahmin for his blasphemous acts. In "Agnisakshi" the scenes of his encounter with Jackie Shroff vent the egoistic disposition of the character. In "Khamoshi--the Musical", the emotions of a deaf and dumb while expressing wrath and raptutes are simply splendid. In "Yugpurush" Nana's sudden revert to the hysterical world following the worst shock he receives in this mundane world is truly amazing. His indulgence in "ad-libs" may tell upon the mood of the director, but a novel dimension is added to the character. An actor like Nana never follows traditional suit and always breaks a ground in acting. So he ad-libs to other's venture but never does so in his own creations, as found in "Prahar". Nana does not act the character, on the contrary, the character makes him act.