| 17 Apr 2024
Ministry of Culture releases film to commemorate TagoreÆs 150th birth anniversary

MUMBAI: Even after so many years, the legendary philosopher, lyricist, poet and reformer - Rabindranath Tagore, is remembered by millions and is an inspiration to many.

The Ministry of Culture has commissioned Suman Mukhopadhyay-directed ‘Shesher Kobita’ as part of 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore, the man behind Rabindra Sangeet.

‘Shesher Kobita’ is based on the novel with the same name authored by Tagore.

Talking at the release of the film, Union Minister of State for Culture (independent charge), Tourism (independent charge) and Civil Aviation Dr Mahesh Sharma, said that Tagore has established India’s identity in the world. Sharma also stressed on Tagore’s contribution on taking India’s culture to different corners of the world.

Produced by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, the film features names like Rahul Bose and Konkona Sen Sharma in lead roles.

Speaking about the film, Sharma said that it was a tribute to the great man. He also thanked people associated with the direction and production of the film. “This film is completed with the assistance from Ministry of Culture and NFDC and will take Guru Rabindranath Tagore’s message of humanity to the world,” he said.

The novel ‘Shesher Kobita’ is considered a landmark in Bengali Literature.