Album on a girl quest for Tagore launched

Kolkata: On the day of the bard`s 151st birth anniversary, an album where the poet himself becomes a character in an audioscape `Tinnir Apanjan`, a rich tapestry of Tagore songs, recitations, was launched on Tuesday.

"We have to go back to Tagore, over and over again when we face any crisis situation in life. He has become part of our life, all his words seem so prophetic in these troubled times," eminent actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty, who enacted the role of Arko, a social worker in Junglemahal having died in police bullet, told PTI at the album launch on Tuesday evening.

"When I am reciting lines, I feel a strange connect with Tagore himself. Had the poet been alive these days perhaps he would have reacted to certain situations in the same way," popular Bengali singer Srikanto Acharya, who essayed the pivotal role of the poet in the album, said.

The album, which features the story of a young lady enamoured by the philosophy, poetry and music of Tagore, contains rendition of 17 famous Tagore songs and her association with the bard, who has become her source of sustenance. Eminent Rabindrasangeet exponent Srabani Sen said, "It was a cathartic experience to sing the lines in the role of the girl`s mother."

"We are here with a unique audio album based on Rabindranath`s philosophy, his music and poetry. We have always believed in such content and the concept of Subho Dasgupta, of presenting Tagore`s songs and poems and ideals with the contemporary touch seemed out-of-the-box for me as he approached us," Subhojit Roy, CEO of Orion Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which brought out the album said.

West Bengal Minister of State, Youth services (independent charge), Housing (independent charge), Parliamentary affairs Arup Biswas launched the CD.