Washington DC, July 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Actor Mithun Chakraborty is playing the role of a rural farmer of Bengal in Suman Ghosh's Bengali film "Nobel Chor", according to a report from Bolpur by Gopal Chattopadhyay on STAR Ananda TV Channel of Kolkata.
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Chakraborty indicates it is relatively more important to understand the fondness with which Bengalees treasure Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel prize in their hearts than the investigative aspects of how the prize got stolen. Many people are saying many things about the stolen prize, but how much do the Bengalees really feel for the Nobel prize ? Chakraborty hints at how the film might end with even a poor farmer arriving at deep appreciation for what Tagore's award stands for.
The lost Nobel prize will circumstantially arrive into the hands of this poor landless farmer Bhanu (Mithun Chakraborty) who lives on a day-to-day meager earning. He will take it to the local school teacher for advice, who will then identify and describe it to him. Selling the prize for money will, of course, be great for turning the farmer's fortunes - but, as Chakraborty describes, the farmer realizes the true value of the prize which cannot be compensated by money.
Director Suman Ghosh describes his story as a fictional account of the possible fate of the stolen Nobel prize. The film is a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, and revolves around the journey of Bhanu who happened to become involved with the missing prize. Ghosh says he arrived at the idea of the film after listening to another Bengali Nobel-prize winner Amartya Sen who, after the theft, said that the prize is just a metal piece, and we should give far more importance to Tagore himself and to what extent we appreciate and assimilate the bard.
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