The Inner Eye
1972, India. 20 min, Documentary, Color.
Ray was a great admirer of the painter’s work and had been his student when he was at Shantiniketan, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore.
The film ends with a moving sequence of images of Binode Bihari creating wax sculptures and his paintings underscored with a radiant composition in Raga Asavari on sitar played by Pt. Nikhil Banerjee. The sequence ends with a frozen shot of the painter in dark glass and the following words:
“Blindness is a new feeling, a new experience, a new state of being”.
– Binode Bihari Mukherjee.
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- President’s Gold Medal, new Delhi, 1974
|Producer:||Films Division, Govt. of India|
|Script, commentary & Direction:||Satyajit Ray|
|Sitar composition:||Pt. Nikhil Banerjee|