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Posted: 09 July 2015 at 10:33am | IP Logged
You are welcome Neerja. To be frank, I love to read; otherwise in no way I'm related to literature Wink.

I was talking about the Bengali version of the movie, which was made by Tapan Sinha in 1957 with Chhabi Biswas as Rehmat, the "Kabuliwala" and Oindrila Thakur as Mini, the little girl. The movie bagged National Film Award for Best Feature Film and Silver Bear Extraordinary Prize of the Jury in 7th Berlin International Film Festival, in that year. I've watched the Hindi version of the same quite late. No doubt Balraj Sahni did a great job and Manna Dey's "Ae Mere Pyare Watan" is an all-time great song. But, personally for me, Chhabi Biswas was simply divine in the Bengali version. If you find a copy of the same on internet, you should watch it. As far as I can remember, it had got English subtitles.

It's so heart-warming and refreshing to discuss real content over here. All credits go to EPIC, Anurag Basu and his team (I'm talking about this thread only). Otherwise, it's only banging of heads in frustration over the absolute chaotic, absurd, extremely regressive and retarded ideas being portrayed in all the fictional series' running on other channels.


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Posted: 09 July 2015 at 10:50am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Neerjaa

Originally posted by chandrima02

I'm eagerly waiting for 3 stories: "Kabuliwala", "Atithi" and "Nashtaneerh". All these three have already been converted into famous Bengali films, the first two by Tapan Sinha and the last one by Satyajit Ray. Must say that the acting standards that the films represent are simply beyond perfection.

I have seen "Kabuliwala", directed by Tapan Sinha and was released in 1957, in my very childhood days, which depicts a beautiful father-daughter bond. Chhabi Biswas' acting was too divine to put into words. His "Khnoki sasurbari jabe?" ("Little girl will you go to your in-laws' house?") still haunts me and makes me teary eyed. That powerful the performance was. I read the short-story later. But personally I was more moved watching the cinematic representation. The little girl was played by Oindrila (Tinku) Thakur, Sharmila Tagore's sister.


Thanks for coming so much of material on Literature . Is Kabuliwala is the hindi one with Balraj Sahni ?


Yes Neeraja .. the movie has this beautiful song by Manna Dey "Aye mere pyare batan" that one

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Posted: 09 July 2015 at 11:12am | IP Logged
Originally posted by chandrima02

I'm eagerly waiting for 3 stories: "Kabuliwala", "Atithi" and "Nashtaneerh". All these three have already been converted into famous Bengali films, the first two by Tapan Sinha and the last one by Satyajit Ray. Must say that the acting standards that the films represent are simply beyond perfection.

I have seen "Kabuliwala", directed by Tapan Sinha and was released in 1957, in my very childhood days, which depicts a beautiful father-daughter bond. Chhabi Biswas' acting was too divine to put into words. His "Khnoki sasurbari jabe?" ("Little girl will you go to your in-laws' house?") still haunts me and makes me teary eyed. That powerful the performance was. I read the short-story later. But personally I was more moved watching the cinematic representation. The little girl was played by Oindrila (Tinku) Thakur, Sharmila Tagore's sister.

THIS LINE - it has the power of putting your heart and soul in the very story immediately .. if I say something I may spill out something that ruins the suspense for others but I will say one thing, every time I read this book or watch the film I start to see people like more human .. Chandrima my experience with Kabuliwala is same as yours .. I watched the film in my childhood, I cried but I was too young to get the message .. it was after reading the short story I understood Rahmat Kabuliwala and his undying affection for "Khokhi"



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Posted: 09 July 2015 at 11:36am | IP Logged
I had read kabuliwala many years ago and the only thing I remember was I moved into tears by the end.
And Chandrima,I agree with you.Its refreshing to have discussions on literature and things like this.Thanks to you and others who contributing to it.keep them coming,please :)


With these discussions, the ignorant me gets some knowledge.Wink


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Posted: 09 July 2015 at 11:47am | IP Logged
Sayanee, you are correct Wink. We should not discuss much about that story now; since we, due to our utmost respect & adoration for the story, may divulge something which may ruin the suspense for the others. We will discuss the same once we have watched Anurag Basu's portrayal.

I know this is not the right thread; but as I could not find any relevant thread and I'm unable to control myself from praising EPIC, I'm using this thread only. Hats off to EPIC for portraying Raja Rammohan Roy as "The Father of Modern India" (He is actually being known as "The Father of the Indian Renaissance"). Yesterday, he appeared as a character trying stop "Satidaaha" in the first episode of the series "Time Machine". It was his tireless efforts which ultimately had compelled the British to forcefully abolish this horrendous crime against women by creating a new law in the first half of 19th century. This renowned scholar also founded "Brahma Samaaj", which Rabindranath Tagore used to follow. But unfortunately, he died a lonely death (due to Meningitis, which was incurable at that time) in England as he was thrown out of the then very orthodox society due to him crossing "kaalapaani", which was being regarded as a sin at that time. I've had the privilege to visit his grave in Arnos Vale, Bristol, UK. His statue has been erected in the middle of Bristol City Center. 

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Posted: 09 July 2015 at 11:56am | IP Logged
Oh, so they are planning Kabuliwala? I don't whether I am excited because I have watched numerous variations of Kabuliwala through the years. I am mainly interested in Nashtonirh. I wonder if Anurag can improve upon Ray's fabulous version.
They should have chosen more interesting adult stories in my opinion. Tagore has so many of them and they are very rarely, if ever touched. Regarding Aish's Binodini though, as a continuation of the last post, she was too naive and wide-eyed for me. Raima played Asha to perfection, Aish was a terrible miscast and I speak this as an Aish fan. Radhika on the other hand is near flawless as Binodini. Her eyes speak volumes and she has perfected the weary, manipulative attitude. She is possibly the best Binodini I have ever seen or will ever see, including the Binodinis of Calcutta theatre. 
Mahendro is extremely well cast as well, given he was supposed be this charming, handsome man. I will have to see whether Bihari and Asha match up to Tota Raychowdhury and Raima Sen's brilliance from Rituparno's version. Prosenjit was a flawless Mahendro as well. 

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Posted: 10 July 2015 at 1:17am | IP Logged
Hi AllSmile
 
Many already know me here..for those who dont, I am Riti.. really liking Chokher Bali right now and very much looking forward to KabuliwalaBig smile

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Posted: 10 July 2015 at 1:21am | IP Logged
Originally posted by SayaneeH.Lecter

<font color="#cc0033">Kabuliwala will be a really challenge to Basu .. I am eager to watch who is playing the protagonist .. Chabi Biswas in the old Bengali film based on the same story was absolutely perfect .. the level of acting must be very very high</font>

<font color="#cc0033">Moreoevr, this short story made me cry every time I read it .. and by "every time" I mean numerous times and I couldn't stop my tears even after knowing the ending .. I will expect Basu's version to have same effect on me</font>

I hope this one is directed by Anurag himself. As far as I know not all stories and episodes are in his direction but I hope he directs this one.

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