When Tagore and Satyajit Ray come together, the results are bound to be immortal. Here's an example.
Moving Images, in association with Kalakriti Art Gallery, Dr. Reddy's Labs, Taj Banjara and AP Tourism, is screening Satyajit Ray's Ghare Baire, a Bengali film with English sub-titles, on 16th November.
Victor Banerjee, who stars in the film, will be there at the screening and introduce the film.
Ghare Baire (The Home And The World) is a 1984 film by Bengali director Satyajit Ray, based upon the novel of the same name by Rabindranath Tagore. It features Soumitra Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Jennifer Kendal and Swatilekha Chatterjee. Ray prepared a script for it in the 1940s, long before he made his first film Pather Panchali. It deals with the emancipation of women, and the film was in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.
The story is set in early 20th century India, in the estate of the rich Bengali landlord Nikhil (Victor Banerjee), and in the chaotic aftermath of Lord Curzon's partition of Bengal into Muslim and Hindu states, with the swadeshi movement taking centrestage.
lives happily with his beautiful wife Bimala (Swatilekha Sengupta) until the appearance of his friend and radical revolutionist, Sandip, (Soumitra Chatterjee).
Sandip, a passionate and active man, is a contradiction to the peace-loving and passive Nikhil. He easily attracts the innocent and unsuspecting Bimala, creating a love triangle.
Although Nikhilesh figures out what is happening, he is a mature person and grants Bimala the freedom to grow and choose what she wants in life (as their marriage was arranged when she was a young girl). Meanwhile, Bimala experiences the emotions of love for the first time in a manner which helps her understand that it is indeed her husband Nikhilesh who really loves her.
Entry is by free invitations, available at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Landmark Book Stores, Taj Banjara and The Secunderabad Club. Please contact the Kalakriti Art Gallery 6656-4466 at for further details.