The world's leading pirate site YIFY aka YTS
normally only uploads Hollywood movie torrents. But seemingly because of all
the uproar caused by motor-mouth Tanushree Dutta's spin on Nana Patekar, the
latter's epic Marathi-language film Natsamrat seems to have found a coveted
place on the international YIFY Hollywood-centric website this week.
"When Hollywood looks at the Indian film industry,
it only pays attention to Bollywood's Hindi films. It almost ignores regional
cinema and the huge and tech-savvy South film industry too," points out
Bollywood's only PR guru Dale Bhagwagar. "So inspite of this being a
matter involving piracy, it's interesting that a Marathi film has been put
along with Hollywood films," he remarks.
For the record, Femina Miss India and actress
Tanushree Dutta who had fallen into near obscurity, returned to India from the
United States of America last month, and dragged acclaimed actor Nana Patekar
in almost a decade-old matter; alleging that he had looked at her with bad
intentions, and wanted to touch and feel her on the sets of a film she was to
perform an item number in.
The controversy-hungry media promptly fell for
Tanushree's words and labelled it a #MeToo episode, crediting her as the
spearleader of the international #MeToo movement in India's Bollywood, which
earlier began in Hollywood with dozens of women accusing American film producer
Harvey Weinstein of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse over a period of at
least 30 years.
The Nana Patekar starrer Natsamrat (roughly
translated as king of the theater) was directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and
officially released in India in 2016, receiving
tremendous word-of-mouth publicity. It portrayed the tragic life of a stage
actor, who retires from acting, but is unable to forget his fond memories of
theatre, drama and stage. Considered a classic, it emerged as the highest-grossing
Marathi film of all time, until Sairat occupied that place later the same year.