Why a Modern Update on Satyajit Ray’s Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne is Important in a Time of War-Mongering

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Why a Modern Update on Satyajit Ray’s Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne is Important in a Time of War-Mongering

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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t was both a good and a bad time for Shilpa Ranade’s Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya to release in theatres last Friday. One half of the nation – the younger half – was busy with exams and the other half, was hoping for a war. But as India and Pakistan teetered on the brink of a war, there couldn’t have been a more relevant time for an animated anti-war film that explored power politics and the right to dissent, to see the light of day.

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