Satyajit Ray – Teen Kanya AKA Three Daughters (1961)
Satyajit Ray was not only one of the biggest admirers of Tagore but he was also one of the few who understood and interpreted Tagore’s works with his own unique vision. Ray with his neorealistic style of filmmaking found a perfect ally in Tagore’s stories of ordinary folks. “Teen Kanya”, based on three stories by Tagore –The Postmaster, Monihara and Samapti– was meant to be a tribute to the poet laureate by Ray, made as it was in the author’s birth centenary in 1961. The film however becomes a perfect symbiosis of a master writer and filmmaker.
The Postmaster is the tender story of a city bred postmaster who, in a provincial town, teaches a young girl to read and write. Monihara is a story woven around the obsession of a woman towards her jewels, while Samapti is the story of a tomboyish girl who realizes the love for her husband after a forced marriage. Incidentally all the three stories have also been made into individual films.
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