Thursday, June 9, 2011

Remembering Tagore: 'Tagore Stories on Film'

May 7, 2011 marked the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore and to commemorate this Nobel laureate, the Government of India released a special collection of six DVDs titled ‘Tagore Stories on Film’. Apart from five films based on the writer’s stories, the collection also includes two documentaries, one by Satyajit Ray and the other by Tagore himself.  

The culture and information and broadcasting ministries commissioned the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) to bring this DVD of all his cinema-related work. It’s been a fantastic journey bringing this collection together and we’re specifically launching this so that the cinema goer of today and the audience that is newly cultivating a taste for cinema gets to sample some of Tagore’s finest work.

Tagore was arguably the greatest writer in modern Indian literature and to see his work come alive is a privilege. I write to you to seek your help to spread the word about this extremely special DVD set and would request your support to educate your readers about this special project.

This set is moderately priced at Rs. 399. The NFDC would love for all Indians to get a piece of Gurudev. If you’d like to buy the set, you can buy it at any premium music/ video store like Planet M, Landmark, and Rhythm House etc. 

We’re trying to build an entire movement around the set and you can see it here:

The five films in the set are:
  1.        Khudito Pashan  
  2.        Teen Kanya
  3.        Kabuliwala
  4.        Ghare Baire
  5.        Char Adhyay
Bonus Features:
Natir Puja & Rabindranath Tagore made by Satyajit Ray

A treat for all Tagore fans!

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see that the great man is still an influence on young minds!