Definition of natak in English:

natak

noun

mass nounIndian
  • Drama or dramatic art.

    • ‘It is a Dravidian theater for the lower classes, paralleling the professional natak companies for the rich.’
    • ‘He did that to make his nukkad natak more stimulating; also to get his actors to give more rounded performances.’
    • ‘Despite some telling moments (as when the king agonises over his impotence), the play remained costume spectacle, the actors trapped in old world natak stylistics.’
    • ‘Street kids from Badte Kadam and Chetna gave a memorable performance with a ‘nukkad natak’, folk dances, ghazals and film songs.’
    • ‘The natak fringe productions will remain just that - fringe!’

Origin

From Hindi.

Pronunciation

natak

/ˈnɑːtək/