Mr. Basu has undoubtedly achieved in bringing his imagination alive and into a form. Tagore’s narrative styles, his insights, his under rooted droplets of wisdom was grasped, articulated, thought out and brought to life. One might see the India through the eyes of Tagore who was among the many celebrated authors of all time. This story is a mood changer for this summer. It will give a refreshing look on the day to day soap opera. One might feel attached and pounding over the inner spirit delivered by the scenes. This is one of the most expected shows of this year.
Rabindranath Tagore reshaped the Bengali Literature and Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late nineteenth and twentieth century. Tagore modernized Bengali art. All of his works whether stories or poems where filled with underlying wisdom which was directed towards the personal and political issues prevalent to that Century. Anurag Basu an Indian Television-advertiser director, actor, screenwriter, and producer set out on an adventure when he decided to bring to life the short stories pen down by the great Maestro.
The end result is an entire compilation of the 16 short stories into one- hour episodes on the screen. Each episode was directed by the cinematic approach that is noteworthy Mr.Basu. Apart from that, it captures the performances of the cast and leading guides of the stories in a realistic sense. One might feel their theatric display as being performed on a stage. The serial based on the transforming age of Calcutta in the then undivided Bengal give it the well-deserved background and foundation to the portrayal.
Rabindranath Tagore, who has always been an unlikely feminist, always showed an equality between men and women of his stories. All roles have been played in skillful and yet delicate manner, displaying their rebellious nature. The characters are in no sense bonded by the strings of the society. They have covered all the walks of society from rural to Zamindari. The serial captivates, and one feels drawn to the emotion, insecurities, desires and anxiety of the leads. One might fight alongside the leads- to venture into the unknown, to break the bonds and refuse to confine to the invisible shackles of the mundane.