17032015Tue

Last updateTue, 17 Mar 2015 12pm

'Jeevan Smriti' at the London Film Festival: Celebrating Tagore and Rituparno Ghosh

The 57th BFI London Film Festival gets underway 9 October with Paul Greengrass' Tom Hanks-starrer 'Captain Phillips'.

The festival will screen a slew of films under a number of categories including ‘Cult’, ‘Journey’, ‘Experimenta’ and ‘Love’, which also features the late, great Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Jeevan Smriti’ (screening 18th and 20th October).

With a cast including Raima Sen, Samardashi Dutta, Sanjoy Nag and Anirban Ghosh, ‘Jeevan Smriti’ was made in 2012 for the Government of India Ministry of Culture.  The film explores the life of Rabindranath Tagore in the style of a docu-drama, emphasising the inspiration and personal link Ghosh felt with Tagore. 

The legendary Rabindranath Tagore was a poet and artist who not only influenced but re-moulded both Bengali literature and music.  What is perhaps less known, is that it was in fact Tagore who bestowed Gandhi with the title of ‘Mahatma’, or Great Soul.

Some of his classical work include ‘Gitanjali’ and ‘Chokher Bali’ - the former was remade into a film by Ghosh with Aishwariya Rai Bachchan playing the lead.

Speaking about portraying the lesser known aspects of Tagore's personal life, Ghosh told the Times of India: "What comes through is what a lonely man Tagore was — from childhood to old age. There is no one in his life to share even his success with him. It's the journey of a lonely traveller. What I haven't captured in the documentary is what a fun-loving, humorous man he could be. I show him as a profound thinker, a guru — but then this was perhaps necessary for an audience which is not at all familiar with Rabindranath."

Being one of the very few openly homosexual people in the Indian film industry, Ghosh is an icon for the LGBT community - not only through his strength and honesty, but also through the films he acted in, exploring the taboo of homosexuality.

Ghosh passed away from a heart attack on the 30th of May 2013.  ‘Jeevan Smriti’ was his final completed film.

Jeevan Smriti at the London Film Festival:
Screen on the green: October 18th 2013; 9pm
BFI Southbank, NFT1: October 20th 2013; 8.45pm

- Aashi Gahlot

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

 

Related Articles

Photo Gallery- Featured

  • latest Post

  • Most Read

雪茄| 雪茄烟网购/雪茄网购| 雪茄专卖店| 古巴雪茄专卖网| 古巴雪茄价格| 雪茄价格| 雪茄怎么抽| 雪茄哪里买| 雪茄海淘| 古巴雪茄品牌| 推荐一个卖雪茄的网站| 非古雪茄| 陈年雪茄| 限量版雪茄| 高希霸| 帕特加斯d4| 保利华雪茄| 大卫杜夫雪茄| 蒙特雪茄| 好友雪茄

古巴雪茄品牌| 非古雪茄品牌

Addmotor electric bike shop| Electric bikes shop / electric bicycle shop Electric bike review| Electric trike| Fat tire electric bike| Best electric bike| Electric bicycle/E bike| Electric bikes for sale| Folding electric bike| Electric mountain bike

Tomtop| Online shop| Online Einkaufen

Beauties' Secret|

地產代理/物業投資| 租辦公室/租寫字樓| 地產新聞| 甲級寫字樓/頂手| Grade A Office| Commercial Building| Hong Kong Office Rental / Rent Office| Office building| Office for lease / office leasing| Office building| Office relocation Office for sale|

DecorCollection European design furniture| sofa hk| sofas| beds| coffee tables| dining tables| dining chairs| sideboards| furniture hk| Cattelan Italia| Koinor

Wycombe Abbey| private school hong kong| English primary school Hong Kong| primary education| top schools in Hong Kong| best international schools hong kong| best primary schools in hong kong| school day| boarding school Hong Kong| Wycombe Abbey School

邮件营销| 電郵推廣| 邮件群发软件| Email Marketing| 搜尋引擎優化 SEO