Indian Cinema Retrospectives
Gautam Buddha had fascinated Nabendu Ghosh since his student days in Patna. The writer’s reverence for Buddha also inspired him to write a novel, Bichitra Ek Prem Gatha and make the film Trishagni (1988) which won him the National Award for the Best First Film by a Director.
Kolkata International Film Festival commemorates the birth centenary of Nabendu Ghosh with his directorial venture Trishagni. Thirty years after the film’s release, Ratnottama Sengupta looks back at what drove the master screen writer to pick up this unusual subject, embellishing her exploration with little known stories and anecdotes that helped Ghosh give the film its final shape.