Three neighbourhood Durga Puja committees within the metropolis have joined arms to pay tribute to Satyajit Ray having themed their celebrations on the auteur’s Apu trilogy.
While Badamtala Asar Sangha, one of many widespread pujas within the metropolis, themed their celebrations on the Pather Panchali, two different neighbourhood golf equipment accomplished the cycle with the sequels – Aparajito and Apur Sansar.
A spokesman of Badamtala informed PTI on Friday, as soon as one entered the Nepal Bhattacharya Street a dilapidated previous home shall be seen on the correct aspect the place the deity will resemble the deceased sister of the pivotal baby character of Apu in Pather Panchali.
Apu shall be seen telling his sister to return again and be a part of the festivities collectively as “father has promised to buy us new clothes and we will together go out to see idols.” (*3*) he stated.
As one leaves behind the Badamtala pandal space, sure scenes of Aparajito, the sequel in Apu trilogy, come alive in 66 Pally Puja, positioned subsequent.
“From Apu’s father Harihar starting a new life at Dasaswamedh Ghat in Benaras after daughter Durga’s death to the widowhood of his mother Sarbojaya and Apu’s growing up phase has been conceptualised in our pandal and idol,” a puja organiser stated.
Sarbojaya as widow draped in white robes is seen sitting on the aspect of the goddess which additionally resembles her face.
At Nepal Bhattacharya Street Sarbojonin Durga Puja, the final within the collection, the pandal has a reproduction of a large projector on the gate whereas the marquee options pictures of Apur Sansar, the third trilogy movie.
“Considering the pandemic situation and certain Covid-19 guidelines we have ensured drive-in darshan where revellers need not get down from cars while entering the one way street and see the three pujas one by one and all integrated by a single concept,” the spokesman stated.
One may also watch the pandals on foot strolling alongside the stretch.
At Aurobindo Setu Durga Puja, the stills of Ray movies from Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne to Apu trilogy, Charulata, Aranyer Din Ratri, Ganashatru have been put up within the pathway to the pandal as a tribute to the lifetime Oscar winner.
“We are also playing theme music consisting musical pieces of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne,” a puja committee spokesman stated.