Jatra Shots – Ruma Dasgupta, Tapashi Moon

Another amazing jatra clip. The Sri Chaitanya Opera is a jatra company based in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The play is Karunamoyee Rani Rashmoni (Gracious Rani Rashmoni) written by Babli Bhattacharya, directed by Ruma Dasgupta who also performs the title role, with lyrics by Ujal Biswas and music by Swapan Pakrasai. The location is the Kestopur neighborhood of Kolkata.

This is part of a collection of Jatra scenes I shot while a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India during 2018-19. They’re handheld and shaky, intended for my personal reference, but they might be of entertainment or educational value to others.

Check out the rest on my Youtube “Jatra Shots” playlist.

Jatra Shots – Subhayu Mukherjee, Tapashi Moon

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObJtRm3PhqM&list=PLyFebM15FeUg9lTE16ItBdw3rA7lq2MGP

Jatra With Me

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Jatra star Tapasi Moon

I’m thrilled to share this piece Drexel University asked me to write for their website. It’s only one small part of my Fulbright-Nehru research but the first that any of it’s been published (hopefully this is just an appetizer). I’m honored that they took interest enough to have asked me for it.

Yours Truly backstage with actors Subhayu Mukherjee, Dibakar De and Tapashi Moon.
Yours Truly backstage with actors Subhayu Mukherjee, Dibakar De and Tapashi Moon.

Ashok Banerjee and Biswajit Majhi
Ashok Banerjee and Biswajit Majh

Timir Mondal and RJ Jayee
Timir Mondal and RJ Jayee

Light board operator Atanu
Light board operator Atanu

 Tapashi Moon, Bengali film star Dulal Lahiri, Ruma Dasgupta and Subhayu Mukherjee
Tapashi Moon, Bengali film star Dulal Lahiri, Ruma Dasgupta and Subhayu Mukherjee

Full article on Drexel University’s website here.

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