Director: Satyajit Ray; Writer: Satyajit Ray; Cinematographer: Soumendu Roy; Editor: Dulal Dutta; Cast: Binode Bihari Mukherjee, Satyajit Ray
Duration: 00:21:18; Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1; Hue: 192.002; Saturation: 0.044; Lightness: 0.304; Volume: 0.167; Cuts per Minute: 11.452
Summary: After an unfortunate experience with the documentary Sikkim (1971), produced by the Chogyal of Sikkim (whose widow, Hope Cooke, may possess a copy) but banned by the Indian Government, Ray made this documentary on the noted Bengali painter and muralist Binode Behari Mukherjee. Extensive footage of the artist as a (blind) old man is intercut with shots of paintings and stock footage of Shantiniketan where he worked. The best moments in the film are the shooting of Mukherjee’s best-known work, the Medieval Hindi Saints mural on the walls of the Hindi Bhavan, Shantiniketan.