How many stories are you aware which have been told again and again on celluloid – to be exact, seven times in 100 years? Eternal could be the right word to describe such an occurrence. Noukadoobi 2011 is the seventh time in our cinema history that this Tagore classic novel has been retold; twice in Hindi - Milan (1946) and Ghunghat (1960); four times in Bangla – 1932, 1947, 1979 and 2011. Noukadoobi (2011) is directed by the legendary late Rituparno Ghosh, whom we lost earlier this year. This year also happens to be the centenary year since the first non-European ever won a Noble prize – India’s pride Rabindranath Tagore in 1913 for Literature. Tribute to Tagore, tribute to Rituparno, tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema - Noukadoobi (2011), with English Subtitles, kicks off Darpan 2013.
Get to meet the actors and presenter and interract with them on the opening night...mark your calendars for the 5th of September 2013 at The Cathay at 9pm.
Did You Know: Rabidranath Tagore renounced knighthood (previously conferred on him) in 1919 in response to the Jalianwala Bagh massacre