Classics from Rabindranath Tagore at IFFI

Panaji, Dec 1 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is showcasing the imagery of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore through some of his classics which include ‘Charulata’, ‘Kshudhito Pashan’, ‘Milan’, ‘Streer Patra’ and ‘Jorasanko Thakurbari’ in the section ‘Classics from Tagore’.

‘Charulata’ is the story of a beautiful, intelligent and childless woman, Charulata whose husband, Bhupati is busy in his newspaper business.

She finds short lived joy in the company of her relative, Amal. However, the turn of events lead to a situation whereby Bhupati is deceived by his brother-in-law leaving the former in terrible debt. But the betrayed man soon realizes that he has lost something more precious than the money.

‘Kshudhito Pashan’ is a story about a haunted mansion and the experiences of its new occupant, a young tax collector while ‘Milan’ is a tender romantic story of Ramesh and Hemnalini whose romance meets a sudden end when the former is forced to marry Susheela. It is based on Tagore’s novel Nauka Dubi.

‘Streer Patra’ brings to light the apathy women face in society. It also sensitively portrays the hypocrisy plaguing the Indian middle class. ‘Jorasanko Thakurbari’ is a film about the ancestral home of Tagore. It now houses the Rabindra Bharti University.

Shot evocatively are little known facts that sweep across the passage of time to capture the lives that were lived within the shelter of the now famous Jorasanko.

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