Tripura film on Tagore gets national recognition

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

AGARTALA - Tripura’s first documentary film - “150 Raibik Path” - made on the life and ideals of Nobel laureate Rabindranth Tagore has been conferred national recognition by a screening committee, an official release said Wednesday.

The screening committee was headed by renowned film-maker Shyam Benegal.

“A screening committee under the chairmanship of Shyam Benegal recently picked ‘150 Raibik Path’ and recommended it for national screening by Doordarshan,” a Press Information Bureau (PIB) release here said.

The release said: “To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Tagore in a befitting manner, a national committee headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a National Implementation Committee (NIC) led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee were constituted. In pursuance of NIC, the screening committee selected 9 Films and documentaries on Rabindranath Tagore including ‘150 Raibik Path’.”

The film was made by young Tripura journalist Sitangshu Ranjan De.

“Through this film I have tried to show that Tagore is relevant even today through creation of a collage of various facets of Tagore,” De told IANS.

He said: “In the course of this 90-minute film, I have tried to answer many questions on ideals of Tagore through a collection of paintings, pictures, interviews, snippets from other documentaries and movies.”

“The film is also a tribute to the great poet who had visited Tripura seven times between 1899 and 1926,” De said.

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