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Tagore’s ‘gora’ set for telecast on Doordarshan’s national channel

India Infoline News Service/ 10:35 , Oct 30, 2012

Producer Gargi Sen & Director Somnath Sen were present with their entire cast of GORA

Press conference to announce the beginning of the new era on DD with GORA Tv Serial was held in Mumbai in presence of the media & Dignitories from bollywood, Director General Doordarshan Tripurari Sharan & Additional Director DD Jain were present on the occasion, Yester years renowned Actor Jitendra graced the occasion.


Producer Gargi Sen & Director Somnath Sen were present with their entire cast of GORA. Director General Doordarshan Tripurari Sharan stated that he was very happy to present this high value public utility programme like GORA Tv serial for the audience & also mentioned that Rejuvenation of DD has already started.


The true definition of a classic is its timelessness. A work of literature written a century earlier is a classic if it is as relevant today as it was when it was first conceived.


Perhaps that is what differentiates first Asian Nobel Laureate and eminent author Rabindranath Tagore from his contemporaries: almost everything he wrote in his lifetime is as relevant to the India of today as it was to the India of the colonial era.



Tagore’s second novel ‘Gora’ – arguably one of his best - deals with the debate between Modernity and Tradition with arguments both for and against traditionally accepted norms.


Commissioned by Doordarshan, this novel made into a Hindi television serial will be telecast on the national network DD 1. To be telecast in 26 episodes, the series will be shown every Monday and Tuesday at 9.30 pm. from 29 October.


Produced by the renowned filmmaker, curator, distributor, exhibitor and producer Gargi Sen, the series has been directed by Somnath Sen who is known for his work in cinema. 


It has been filmed by B Chaki and scripted by Sreejaya Radhakrishnan, while the music has been composed by Dabbu and Sanjoy using Tagore's prolific music of that period as reference and also sourced from Tagore's own inspiration, the Baul music of Bengal. Suchismita Dasgupta, the stylist, has created the period of the 1880s in which the story is set. 

 



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