Kolkata: Eminent filmmaker Aparna Sen is all set to adapt Ghare Baire for the big screen. The film, produced by SVF, is likely to release later this year or early 2019.
The new adaptation is tentatively titled Ghawre Bairey.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of an event in the city today, Aparna Sen said, “The story of Ghare Baire is more relevant in the current times and I plan to adapt it in the present day context.”
Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray are in our DNA, Aparna said, adding that she had thought of adapting the novel for quite some time now.
Ray, widely considered as one of the greatest auteur in world cinema, had adapted Ghare Baire in 1984. The film had Victor Banerjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, and Swatilekha Sengupta in major roles.
Sen said, “I am presently busy writing the script and yet to select the cast.”
Tagore’s original novel is set in early 20th century, during the chaotic aftermath of the then Governor General Lord Curzon’s decision to partition Bengal.