Rabindranath Tagore continues to inspire filmmakers and on the 155th birth anniversary of the poet, two films are released in theaters.
Director Nitish Mukherjee’s “Char Adhyay”, based on Tagore’s celebrated eponymous novel, was released recently.
The film, which has a relatively fresh cast, was screened in the Kolkata International Film Festival in 2015. Mukherjee said he had tried to retain the spirit of Tagore’s original work, published in 1933, while making the dialogue simpler for the audience to understand.
One of Tagore’s immortal short stories “Post Master” is also slated to be released this month.
All two stories had been turned into films before, with Satyajit Ray directing “Post Master” which formed one of the three films in the classic “Teen Kanya”, the other two being “Manihara” and “Samapti”.
“Teen Kanya” deals with woman characters of Tagore. “Post Master”, directed by debutant filmmaker Srijon Bardhon, was screened in the last Delhi International Film Festival.
“I have set the backdrop in the rural Bengal of the 70s and and in my film the 13-year-old rural girl Ratan grew a little older,” Srijan told PTI.