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'Tagore Stories on Film'- A worthy addition to your DVD collection

June 7, 2011 01:07:21 PM IST
Glamsham Editorial
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Rabindranath Tagore is undoubtedly one the best gems that India has produced. He was an acclaimed poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music. Not only that, he was one of the most cinematically adapted writers of all time, and despite a minimal direct involvement with the medium, he has left such an indelible impact on different branches of cinema that its sphere of influence only grows with time. To commemorate his 150th birth anniversary, the NFDC and the NIC have decided to release a commemorative DVD, titled 'Tagore Stories on Film', a collection of five classics written by Tagore, including two documentaries on Tagore's life as bonus features. The DVD has been compiled by NFDC on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of I&B who commissioned the project. Here is a list of the films that are included in the collection:


One of the most uncompromising filmmaker in the nation, Tapan Sinha was an ardent fan of Rabindranath Tagore. That did not stop him from interpreting Tagore's writing with his own unique visual style as evident in KHUDITO PASHAN, a classic by every standard, starring the legendary Soumitra Chatterjee and Arundhati Sinha. Originally the story of a tax collector who moves into a haunted mansion in a small town and falls in love with a beautiful ghost, Tapan Sinha interprets the story in his own style to make a film that may look totally different from the original Tagore story, but not only maintains its original essence in the film, but pushes the story to new dimensions. Tapan Sinha's KHUDITO PASHAN becomes a must watch National Award winning masterpiece for cineastes globally.

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