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Painter Rabindranath - A Sukanta Roy film

PAINTER RABINDRANATH is a 49-minute docu-feature on the paintings of Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore had not taken up the paint brush until he was 70 years of age and he made close to 2000 paintings. The presentation interludes with some Songs of Tagore sung by Rabindrasangeet exponents Indrani Sen, Apratim Sen & Shrabani Sen.

The film is directed by Sukanta Roy and released under the banner of CHANNEL B.

"...I need not formulate any doctrine of art but be contented by simply saying that in my case my pictures did not have their origin in trained discipline, in tradition and deliberate attempt at illustration, but in my instinct for rhythm, my pleasure in harmonious combination of lines and colours" - Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore is widely known as a poet. Some know him as a humanist, a novelist, a playwright or even a philosopher. Yet there was another side of Tagore that is relatively less known. He was one of the greatest of India's modern painters! He took up painting in the last decade of his life and despite the presence of great painters like Nandalal Bose and Abanindranath around him, Tagore developed a style that is uniquely his own.

Sukanta Roy takes us on a journey to find the roots of Rabindranath's inspiration. To the background of a supremely gifted and creative family and the quiet but arresting beauty of Shantiniketan. Interspersed by Tagore's own songs and music, this docu-feature gives a new insight into the greatest of poets' mind.

The DVD is available in North America (USA/Canada) HERE »