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01September2016

'THINKING OF HIM'Johnsons - Suraj Films International, India & Caesar Production, Argentina

Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore and the impact of Victoria Ocampo (the famous journalist & writer from Argentina) on his life, yes this is the theme of an upcoming film ‘Thinking of Him’ shooting of the movie will be in India in September, then in Argentina, France.

It's a joint project of Johnsons - Suraj Films International, India & Caesar Production, Argentina and they jointly held a Press Conference today on 30th August’ 2016 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kolkata for the announcement of their much-awaited film 'Thinking of Him.' Victor Banerjee, Actor; Raima Sen, Actress; Pablo Cesar, Argentinian Director and Mr. Suraj Kumar, Producer were present at the occasion to grace the Press Conference.

The Argentine government is taking an interest in this prestigious project and had invested officially in the movie. Soon will get the pleasure of watching Gurudev on the silver screen; this is the first ever feature film on Gurudev where a paramount part of his life, his intellectual journey and his impression on the different part of the world including Argentina is going to portray in a very different manner. Besides, the film has a very impressive tale of Gurudev and Victoria Ocampo, the Argentine writer and journalist whose impact made a drastic change in his life.

Gurudev and Victoria met only twice in their lifetime, but this graceful lady left such an everlasting impression on his life that he compiled a collection of poetry named Purabi and dedicated to Victoria in 1930. Tagore used to call Victoria as Bijoya and in his poems also he used the name Bijoya for Victoria.

Victoria was in awe of Gurudev’s work; they first met in 1924 when Tagore was travelling to Peru from Europe, but he had to stay in Buenos Aires for two months due to his health issues, and Victoria took care of him during his stay. After coming back from Argentina there was something which instigated Tagore a lot, and he started making paintings at the age of 60.

Victoria organized an exhibition of his paintings in Paris, and this happened to be the second and last meeting of their life. It has been told that it was Victoria only who inspired Gurudev to paint. Although there were hardly two meetings between them but the impression they left on each other was divine and everlasting.

The film will be made in three languages i.e. English, Spanish, and Bangla and will shoot in West Bengal, Argentina, and France. The names associated with this project are impressive enough; Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Pablo Caesar is going to direct this prestigious project, and produced by Suraj Kumar, Johnsons Productions, India. Unlike the regular movies, this film's shooting on 35mm and the Kodak Company is exclusively manufacturing the film reels for the same.

One of the most versatile actors Victor Banerjee is going to relive Tagore on the screen after Satyajit Ray’s ‘Ghare- Baire’ along with Eleonora Wexner, Raima Sen, Major Bikramjeet Kanwarpal and Hector Bordoni.

The important crew members have been selected very carefully from different Latin American Countries, and the team members are –Carlos Isman as Cinematographer, Jerenimo Toubes, the writer, Nicolas Grandi, first Assistant Director and Quetzal Emiliano, the sound designer.