Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Re: [IT-BHU-BatchOf1982] There lived a genius called Satyajit Ray

Dear Nilesh,
                    Thanks for the info about Ritwik Ghatag's Megha Dhaka Tara. I'll catch up for sure.
                                            You know what I particularly admired about Ray was the fact that he seems to imply that the so called "bhadralok" may, in fact,be caught up in a cul-de-sac,and be actually a "koopmanduk"(his words).And this coming from the ultimate bhadralok himself!
                                  That's precisely the genius of the man. To understand that there is something rotten about the vessel itself that he's housed in.That we are too narrow, too intolerant of other people and other cultures, too smitten about modern science and technology to realize that it's become a religion itself, narrow and intolerant.
Best regards,

From: Nilesh Mukherjee <nileshpmukherjee@yahoo.com>
To: IT-BHU-BatchOf1982@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, December 1, 2009 6:33:21 PM
Subject: Re: [IT-BHU-BatchOf1982] There live a genius called Satyajit Ray


Avinash, Ray is wonderful. I have the apu trilogy but in VHS. If I can get it in digital form I shall let you know. Also, if you get the chance try watching some films by a director named Ritwik Ghatak especially Megha Dhaka Tara.

--- On Sat, 11/28/09, avinash sahay <asahays@yahoo. com> wrote:

From: avinash sahay <asahays@yahoo. com>
Subject: [IT-BHU-BatchOf1982 ] There live a genius called Satyajit Ray
To: "IT BHU" <it-bhu-batchof1982@ yahoogroups. com>
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2009, 2:09 AM


This is the tragedy of modern living.Geniuses are terrible marketeers.Therefor e I've known Ray only through Shantranj Ke Khiladi. But today I watched Agantuk, and  am now better exposed to Ray's genius, and the Apur Trilogy now I'll surely buy to absorb more of Life.Yes, that's true. The more we live in love, the more LIFE comes to us unannounced, the richer our life becomes.
                                            Aganuk is about the return of a prodigal, a genius who has topped in Matric, Intermediate and BA. Then his grandmother gives himRs 3,000(around 1950) saying he's brought glory to the family. With this fortune he gets a chance to do his own things, becoming a kind of "oddball" for the supposedly "civilized" society that we claim proud inheritance of.
                                               My sense is that we should not be smug about our civilization. The world will change beyoud your comprehension in the next 50 years. Just be full of love and open yourself, and you'll be absolutely safe and secure in these most challenging and dynamic times.But those who are "koopmanduk" and cocooned in their own small spheres, will find the going tough. 
Best regards,
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