Rabindranath Tagore’s works have provided fodder for many films, but for the first time, the Nobel laureate himself is the subject matter of an upcoming Bengali movie.
Tagore has a significant presence in ace ad filmmaker Amit Sen’s debut film Natobar Not Out which is releasing soon to coincide with the 150th birth anniversary of the bard.
Sen insists that the release is a coincidence rather than an attempt to cash in on the sesquicentennial birth anniversary of the poet and the Bengali sentiment associated with it. “Tagore is a very important, integral and significant part in the form of a muse in the film, which has north Kolkata as the backdrop, where the great poet was born and raised,” says Sen.
Nearly 70 years after his demise, Tagore still rules the hearts of lakhs through his work.“He lives in the psyche and the film has the brooding presence of him throughout,” says Sen.