Tagore's Footsteps in Bangladesh
A comprehensive documentary, highlighting Rabindranath Tagore's intermittent stay in Bangladesh, will be released on April 9 at the main auditorium, National Museum in Dhaka, according to a press release. Titled, “Bangladesh-e Rabindranath: Poth Chawatei Anando”, the documentary has been planned and directed by Dr. Chanchal Khan, better known as a Tagore singer and exponent.
Information Minister Abul Kalam Azad is likely to attend the launch of the film as chief guest. Dr. Chanchal Khan has also directed music for the documentary. Ahmed Rafique did the research, and actor Rokeya Prachy has done the narration.
“The documentary has historical, archival and educational value,” said the director about his creation.
The documentary was filmed at different locations in Bangladesh where Rabindranath had stayed.
Elements of the documentary include nine songs that were penned by the Nobel laureate poet during his stay here. The film also features glimpses from a play based on a Tagore short story; interviews of eminent personalities, such as Dr. Atiur Rahman, Selina Hossain and Ahmed Rafique. Bhaswar Bandopadhyay and Dahlia Ahmed have also done some of the narration. The film also includes Asaduzzaman Noor's recitation of the poem “Sonar Tori”.
The documentary marks the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Shurolok Music Group has produced the documentary, which has been sponsored by Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited.