I’ve posted a bunch of short but mindblowing jatra clips that I shot while in West Bengal as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India in 2018-19. They’re handheld and shaky, originally intended for my personal reference, but they might be of entertainment or educational value to others. Here’s the first one.
The producer is the Sri Chaitanya Opera jatra company is based in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The play is a contemporary social drama called Sangsar Ek Khelaghor (Family Game Room) written by Babli Bhattacharya and directed by Ruma Dasgupta. Other than incidental mood music, all songs in this particular play are from popular Tollywood and Bollywood films of the past 5-10 years. The location is rural Durgapur, West Bengal.
The rest are on my youtube channel on the “Jatra Shots” playlist. Check ’em out!