Sunday, March 10, 2013

Basanta Utsav


Basanta Utsav a bouquet of five short stories of love, desire and relationships that are not interwoven but run parallely is a Bengali film Starring Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, Swastika Mukherjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Tanusree Das directed by Ritabrata Bhattacharya. Holi celebrations, the Indian festival is the backdrop of the film.

The festival of Holi or Basant Utsav is an Indian festival celebrated primarily in the eastern part of India in early March, and is a party to 'teach the joy of life and the triumph of good over evil. As per the Gregorian calendar in India March is the month of the full moon, it is called Phalgun and is also the prelude to spring.
It is a very ancient feast where all are kissing and hugging each other, forgetting the animosity for the triumph of love.

In this time India is a carnival of colors where people spend all there time to celebrate with family and friends by throwing colored powder (Gulal) throughout after drinking the famous bhang a glass of milk with marijuana. In the mythological sense is revoked Prahlad escape from the pyre where his father, the demon wanted Hiranyakashipu burning and destruction of the demon sister Holika; Holi means in fact burning.
In other words, the victory of good over evil.

During this festival people throw colored powder on him, and they all run with the faces and clothes of many colors including pink and blue dominate. During this period, India is a carnival of colors and the aim is to have fun and love each other. It is also a symbolic act that signifies the end of the winter and welcomes the arrival of spring, a massive demonstration that breaks the monotony inundates the City of colors and there are no social classes.

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