Fifty years after Satyajit Ray’s fantasy-adventure Goopy Gyne, Bagha Byne, an animated version of the classic titled GGBB:Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya, directed by Shilpa Ranade is all set to release this year on 1st March.
Produced by CFSI (Children’s Film Society India) in association with Karadi Tales (publishing house known for children’s books), GGBB has been nominated and awarded at many film festivals in India and abroad. The director, Shilpa is a well known illustrator and designer who has illustrated almost all the children books written by Gulzar sahab.
“It is a matter of responsibility to work for children Because this is how we can pass our culture to next generation.” Said Gulzar sahab during the trailer launch event in Mumbai.
“I had read the story and the beauty of the story is that you can re interpret, re visualize it in your own way without loosing the essence. Hence it is relevant event after so many years.” Said, Shilpa, the director of the film.
On the film being a modern adaptation with today’s language, Shilpa says, “A film has to be relatable. The idea was to engage people of today’s generation. Hence the language is contemperory.”