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A Big Salute To Ritwik Ghatak
(04 Jan 1957 / Lalgola, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India.)

A Big Salute To Ritwik Ghatak

Poem By Asit Kumar Sanyal

You were a film director
In your creative career
You made full-length films,
Short length films and documentaries.

You were a writer also
You wrote short stories,
Plays, poems, Articles and essays
All were of A-1 standard.

You were a theorist too
Your views and comments on films
Are now the subjects of research
We are proud of it.

You had concentrated on ordinary men
And their day to day struggle
You could never accept the partition of Bengal
All most of your all films it was reflected.

Filmmaking was not the art for you
It was your way of serving people,
To express your anger, sorrows
And to project the sufferings of people.

Your film had the most profound influence
On many international personalities
Russia-born German actress Elena Kazan
Is one the examples.

Physically you are not in this universe
But you are alive in our heart
Today on your 89th birth anniversary
A big salute to you.

New Delhi
14-11-2014

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