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Satyajit Ray made Five Films from Rabindra Nath Tagore Stories

Published : 07th May, 2016
Last Update : Thu, 17 August, 2017 9:21 PM

There is a Born and Bong Connection between Satyajit and Rabindra Nath. Both Satyajit Ray and Rabindra Nath Tagore The Most Iconic Personality from Kolkata West Bengal. They both are very much International also. Satyajit Ray is known for Films and Rabindra Nath is known for his Poems and Novels. Both won the Highest Awards on their fields. Rabindra Nath won Nobel in 1913 for Geetanjali and Satyajit won Oscar for his Lifetime Achievement in 1992.

Satyajit did 29 Feature Films, Five Documentaries and Two Shortfilms in his career. He mostly took stories for his films from Bengali literature. Ray took stories from Bibhutibhusan, Tarashankar, Parshuram, Sunil Ganguly. He took his own stories also when he did Feluda Movies.



Rabindra Nath Tagore by Satyajit Ray

The born connection is not only Connection of Satyajit and Rabindra Nath. They are connected through their works also. Satyajit Ray loved Tagore and his Stories. Satyajit made five films with Rabindra Nath Tagore’s Stories, Those are Postmaster, Monihara, and Somapti in Teen Kanya, Ghare Baire and Charulata (Nastoneer).

On 100 Birthday of Tagore Satyajit Ray also made a Documentary on Rabindra Nath Tagore in 1961. For this documentary, he also won National Award for Best Documentary.

Satyajit said that Charulata was the Most Favorite Film among all his films. Most interesting that when he made films with Tagore’s Stories he won National Awards.

Which Satyajit Ray Movie were Adapted by Rabindra Nath Tagore - List

1) Teen Kanya – (Three films in One Title) - 1961

a. Postmaster (original Story – Postmaster)
b. Monihara (Original Story – Monihara)
c. Somapti (Original Story – Somapti)

2) Rabindra Nath Tagore (Documentary) - 1961

3) Charulata (Original Story – Nastoneer) - 1964

4) Ghare Baire (Original Novel – Ghare Baire) – 1984



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