Posted: 07 July 2015 at 12:08pm | IP Logged
Two episodes - brilliant portrayal of Radindranath Tagore's one of the most ambitious novels !! Anurag Basu & his team have actually taken quite a few number of creative liberties, but those can be digested as long as the story is not plundered with. My feeling is that there are some influences of Satyajit Ray on this portrayal. The station scene between Binodini & Behaari reminded me of Satyajit Ray's "Kapurush o Mahapurush" and the piano scene of his "Ghare-Baire".
Mahendra is extremely self-obsessive, a grey character in it's real sense. Generic series' would definitely have converted Binodini's character to that of a vamp. But, we can actually sympathize with her in this sensitive portrayal. Behaari is downright righteous. Ashalata is innocent, a poor victim of circumstances which are beyond her control.
Everything is spot on. Every actor is doing his/her job to utmost perfection. The background music has truly amalgamated with the related scenes. So many Rabindrasangeets in their original form in a hindi series !!! Really refreshing !!! The cinematography is brilliant and the list is endless. I can go on and on. It's really a refreshing change from all "xyz" series' being telecast on every other channel. Kudos to EPIC and Anurag Basu & his team for gifting this to the viewers who want to watch real content on TV. I would request them to come up with such series' again in future portraying gems of Sarat Chandra Chattyopadhyay, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Jarasandha, Nihar Ranjan Gupta, Ashutosh Mukhopadhyaya and the list is endless.