Resurrecting Bimal Roy

Jul 07, 2014, 07:06 IST | The Guide team

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya plays hosts to an exhibition dedicated to the cine icon, Bimal Roy

Legendary filmmaker Bimal Roy occupies a special place in Indian imagination due to his memorable films including Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Madhumati and Bandini.

Filmmaker Bimal Roy with actor Dilip Kumar.
(Left) Filmmaker Bimal Roy with actor Dilip Kumar. PICS courtesy/csmvs

His socio-realistic oeuvre has always cast a spell due to an all-round impact right from the selection of actors to still-giving gooseflesh soundtracks.

The poster of Do Bigha Zamin
The poster of Do Bigha Zamin 

Now, watch an exhibition at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) curated especially on the figure of this Kolkata immigrant that will include film posters, photographs, costumes, legal documents (contracts), now extinct song books along with the Arriflex camera with which he shot Bandini.

The Bimal Roy exhibition will display the socialistic vein of his films highlighting his empathy for the less privileged and a Bombay of bygone eras.

Adding weight to this event, CSMVS will also host talks, film appreciation workshops, and theatre workshops along with a musical evening especially dedicated to the songs from his films. Critically acclaimed director Hansal Mehta will inaugurate the exhibition preceded by the screening of Nasreen Munni Kabir’s film, Silent Thunder: Bimal Roy.

On: Today, 6.45 pm
At: 159/61, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort.
Call: 22844484

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