Doordarshan to telecast new show Gora by Rabindranath Tagore!
Bolegaindia | 5 Nov 2012
It’s a pleasant surprise from Doordarshan to literature lovers. While every channel is competing to introduce new saas-bahu dramas, reality shows and other mindless garbage, Doordarshan is doing efforts to bring forgotten work on renowned literary maestro Rabindranath Tagore.
As per info, Doordarshan has commenced airing a new serial titled Gora which is adaptation of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s novel by the same name. Produced by acclaimed documentary producer Gargi Sen and directed by filmmaker Somnath Sen (Leela), new show Gora has got approval for 26 episodes in which the tale of more than 600 pages will be narrated.
Meanwhile, the show has big names like Gargi Sen and Somnath Sen, all actors are new talented individuals and have worked with Sen at Film and Television Institute of India (Pune). “Although Gora was written over a century ago (1907-1909), its main issues of nation building (we are just 60 year old independent country), social division and urban-rural disconnect remains alive even today,” Gargi says.
“I hope Gora with its love story and deep thinking will bring back the two main segments of Indian society i.e. youth and intellectuals who today keep distance from the idiot box. The kind of responses we are getting from the generation next on our Facebook page is heartwarming. What will further attract the youth would be the coming of age of the characters (social awareness, love v/s infatuation) and the visual delights of the show,” she includes.
The show Gora is airing on every Monday and Tuesday at 9.30 pm on DD 1. So if you are a great fan of Rabindranath Tagore’s literature, don’t forget to see it on Doordarshan.
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