Bioscopewala’ release to coincide with Tagore’s birth anniversary

MUMBAI: The makers of “Bioscopewala”, an extrapolation of Rabindranath Tagore’s “Kabuliwala”, said they decided to release the film this month to pay tributes to the Nobel laureate on his 157th birth anniversary.
Tagore’s birth anniversary falls on May 7, while the film will release on May 25.
“This film is our humble tribute and respect to the Nobel Prize-winning author. We wanted to commemorate his 157th Birthday by coinciding the release of our film ‘Bioscopewala’, an adaptation of ageless Bengali classic story, ‘Kabuliwala’,” producer Sunil Doshi said in a statement.
“Waiting for a few more months to release the film based on his story, was a decision I took as a mark of respect to him and the enormous literature and stories he created,” he added.
The film extends the story from where Tagore’s “Kabuliwala” ends. In this extrapolation, bioscopewala shows films to children in Kolkata on his bioscope.
Being with the children, specially young Mini, reminds him of his daughter who is in Kabul, ravaged by civil war.
Directed by Deb Medhekar, “Bioscopewala” stars Danny Denzongpa in the title role, with Geetanjali Thapa, Tisca Chopra and Adil Hussain. (AGENCIES)