2010-2011 marked the 150th birth anniversary of legendary Nobel
Laureate poet and cultural luminary Rabindranath Tagore and the power of his
words, thoughts and music refuse to fade or become irrelevant
with the passage of time. Anandam,a reputed Bengali theatre-group in Mumbai, celebrated this momentous
milestone with an original Bengali play,
Thakur Baarir Alo Andharey.
With striking natural resemblance to Rabindranath Tagore, Subhojit Dasgupta
plays Rabindranath Tagore in the
play Thakur Baarir Alo
Andharey adapted and directed by Anandam’s founder
and Bengali theatre stalwart, Lucky Mukherji.
This play traces the roots and history of the Tagore lineage and
focuses on the early youthful, formative years of the poet himself, along
with rare anecdotes of the women of the Tagore family, who were
so crucial in shaping the family legend, both directly and
indirectly, before going on to paint a broader canvas of his
established literary career as he finally passes from boyhood to
manhood, from a world of carefree creativity to the life of a
householder and land-owner with responsibilities and chores in
addition to words and music.