Songe Rituparno : A Musical of Emotions

“Songe Rituparno : A Musical of Emotions”, conceived and compiled by Saumya De, is a collage of Rituparno Ghosh’s selected autobiographical writings, lyrics penned by the film-maker, and songs of Rabindranath Tagore. “Songe Rituparno” begins by celebrating the litterateur Rituparno Ghosh and eventually explores Ghosh’s personal life – his varied life experiences. It includes musings on his mother, his feminist discourses, his isolated existence, before moving on to deeply personal confessions. Rabindranath Tagore being a prominent influence in Ghosh’s life, “Songe Rituparno” has been fused with songs of Tagore. For some instances the songs carry forward the ideas expressed in Ghosh’s accounts, while for others, the songs simply bring Ghosh’s statements to the forefront one more time.

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Ghosh’s insightful utterances and profound emotions many a time drive us to sense the essential human being within ourselves and gradually evolve into a better one. “Songe Rituparno” is thus a collage of emotions of a life – a life that has inspired and strengthened several others.

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