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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tagore Film Festival, April 15-19, 2012

On the the occassion of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore in Egypt the Maulana Kalam Azad Culture Center presents Tagore Film Festival from Sunday April 15 to Thursday April 19, 2012 at the Artistic Creativity Centre, Opera House Complex

As part of the on-going celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Asia’s first Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941), the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Embassy of India, Cairo is organizing, in cooperation with the Cultural Development Fund of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, a retrospective of Indian films based on Tagore novels and short stories from Sunday, the 15th April to Thursday, the 19th April at the Artistic Creativity Centre, Opera House Complex.

The festival will commence on 15 April 2012 at 6 p.m with a panel discussion chaired by renowned Egyptian film critic Dr Rafik Al Sabban. Ms Khairiya Al Bishlawi, film critic will also participate. The event will be graced by H.E the Ambassador of India Mr R Swaminathan and the Director of the Cultural Development Fund, H.E Eng. Mohamed Abou Seada.

Five award winning films, directed by renowned Indian film directors such as Satyajit Ray, Tapan Sinha, Hemen Gupta and Kumar Shahani will be shown in the retrospective along with a biographical documentary on Tagore as well as a rare silent film in which Tagore himself acted. While the original languages of the films are Bengali and Hindi, all have been sub-titled in English and specially in Arabic for the Egyptian audience. The films have been selected by the National Film Development Corporation of India (Indian Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. The schedule of films is as follows:






Ghare Baire (Home and the World)

Satyajit Ray

138 min.



Hemen Gupta

140 min.


Teen Kanya (Three Daughters)

Satyajit Ray

161 min.


Khudito Pashan (Hungry Stones) &

Natir Puja (Silent with English Commentary)

Tapan Sinha

Rabindranath Tagore

106 min.

20 min


Char Adhyay (Four Chapters) &

Rabindranath Tagore (Documentary)

Kumar Shahani

Satyajit Ray

110 min.

52 min

For further details, please contact the Centre at: Tel: 23933396 / 23960071; Fax: 23936572; e-mail:

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