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“Thinking of Him” Screening at Instituto Cervantes on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore’s 163rd birth anniversary

New Delhi, India 7/5/24: Instituto Cervantes New Delhi, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in India, is proud to announce a special screening of the film “Thinking of Him” on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore’s 163rd birth anniversary. The film stars Victor Banerjee, Raima Sen, Eleonora Wexler, and Hector Bordoni in pivotal roles. The event aims to commemorate Tagore’s profound impact on literature, spirituality, and his role in fostering cultural connections between India and Latin America.

Directed by Pablo Cesar, “Thinking of Him” is an Indo-Argentinean co-production that unveils an untold chapter of Tagore’s life during his 1924 visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The film delves into Tagore’s platonic bond with Victoria Ocampo, an Argentine writer, showcasing their spiritual connection and its influence on Ocampo’s literary endeavors. Through Tagore’s perspective, viewers are immersed in a narrative of love, compassion, and cross-cultural understanding. The screening is scheduled for 6 PM on May 8, 2024, at Instituto Cervantes New Delhi.

Renowned Indian filmmaker and producer, Suraj Kumar, expressed his enthusiasm for the film’s screening, highlighting its significance. “It’s an immense honor to present ‘Thinking of Him’ on Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary. This film celebrates Tagore’s universal values of love and compassion, resonating deeply with audiences worldwide,” Kumar stated

“Thinking of Him”: A Tribute to Tagore’s Timeless Vision

Victor Banerjee, the Padma Bhushan awarded actor known for his remarkable performances in critically acclaimed films, shared his insights on Tagore’s enduring legacy. “Doing a Paramhansa Yogananda or a Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore is probably my biggest challenge as an actor. Tagore’s message of love and compassion remains as relevant today as it was during his time. Through ‘Thinking of Him,’ we aim to honor Tagore’s vision of a more empathetic and interconnected world,” Banerjee remarked.

Dr. Oscar Pujol, Director of Instituto Cervantes New Delhi, emphasized the film’s role in fostering cultural dialogue between India and Latin America. “This unique movie ‘Thinking of Him’ describes Tagore’s month-long stay in Argentina in 1924 and his relationship with Argentinean writer Victoria Ocampo. We should see this movie as a symbol of an unfulfilled promise: the relation of Tagore with Argentina, but above all with Latin America and the Spanish-speaking world,” Dr. Pujol elaborated.

Following the screening, a panel discussion moderated by film critic and curator Murtaza Ali Khan will feature esteemed panelists, including Ms. Cecilia Ines Silberberg from the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in India, Dr. Oscar Pujol, Prof. S.P. Ganguly, and Suraj Kumar. The discussion will delve into Tagore’s influence on India-Latin America relations and its enduring relevance.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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