2hr 9min | Action, Adventure, Sci-fi | 2 November 2018 (UK)
Storyline : Adaptation of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s stories by acclaimed Indian director Anurag Basu..Epic channel has done it again by bringing Nobel laureate Rabidranath Tagore’s short stories to life on the small screen. The show ‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ features famous stories written by Tagore like ‘Chokherbali’ and ‘Charulata’ on TV in episodic format. The show, which is an adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novel by the same name, went on air on July 6 and is telecasted at 10 PM on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Read on to know interesting trivia about ‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’… by Surabhi Rawat
02/13Reasons to watch ‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’
‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ is based in the early twentieth century of the undivided Bengal. They are set in a politically volatile period in Calcutta where the protagonists pour in from their diverse rural, social and cultural backgrounds to encourage an upcoming new world. It’s noticed that Tagore portrayed his women characters as chance takers who would almost always resist the family and the social rules.
The show will showcase some of Tagore’s masterpiece stories including ‘Binodini’, ‘Charulata’, ‘Atithi’ and ‘Kabuliwala’.
The show is being directed by ‘Barfi’- fame filmmaker Anurag Basu. Interestingly, Basu wanted to do this show 10 years ago but it never materialised back then. Tagore’s stories have made an impact on Basu. Though the stories were written 150 years ago Basu feels that everyone would connect with them as Tagore was way ahead of his time. The show is a perfect blend of Tagore’s words and Basu’s visualisation which would transport you to a complicated yet beautiful world where women took bold steps under trying situations in the nostalgic old Bengal.
It’s also noted that this isn’t the first time that Basu is directing a show as he had started his career through TV itself.