Shoojit Sircar Recalls Satyajit Ray's Classic On Seeing The Video Of Edward Colston's Toppled Statue
Shoojit Sircar Recalls Satyajit Ray’s Classic On Seeing The Video Of Edward Colston’s Toppled Statue

A video showing residents of Bristol, United Kingdom, protesting against racism has reminded filmmaker Shoojit Sircar of “Hirok Rajar Deshe”, the 1980 dystopian classic by Satyajit Ray.

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Shoojit Sircar on Monday reacted to a news piece and a video on Twitter, which shows residents of Bristol protesting against systemic racism by insulting a bronze statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston. The protesters can be seen rolling the statue tied with a rope through the streets and then throwing it into a river. They cheer and clap as the statue falls into the water.

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Reacting to the video on Twitter, Shoojit Sircar tweeted: “Arrey this is Satyajit Rays Hirok Rajar Deshe (Kingdom Of Diamonds) 1980.”

Shoojit Sircar’s tweet comes at a time when Bollywood along with the rest of the world is protesting against the murder of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA, and social media is abuzz with the Black Lives Matter campaign.

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