|PANDIT RAVI SHANKAR (TV) (director/writer: Nicolas Klotz; cinematographer: Emmanuel Machuel; editor: Nicolas Klotz; music: Ravi Shankar; cast: Ravi Shankar, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yehudi Menuhin, Steve Pots, Zubin Mehta, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Martine Geliot, George Harrison; Runtime: 60; MPAA Rating: NR; Medici TV; 1986-France-in English)|
tribute to India's master sitar player and
raga composer Ravi Shankar."
by Dennis Schwartz
director Nicolas Klotz ("The Bengali
Night") directs with heart-felt passion this exciting
tribute to India's master sitar player and raga
composer Ravi Shankar. The immensely enjoyable
no-frills documentary expresses its thanks to Shankar
that the west got a taste for classical music from
India. Shankar is shown in Paris, Calcutta, Delhi,
London, California and in his ashram in Benares. The
world traveler touring musician, doing it for over
thirty years, plays ragas solo, with flutist Jean-Pierre
Rampal, with violist Yehudi
Menuhin and with harpist Martine Geliot.
raga music, in all its subtleties, couldn't be better.
It's probably the best music our civilization has
produced. Shankar acts as gentle facilitator between
oriental and occidental music, as he gives hope in a
troubled world for international music to lead the way
for a peaceful world.
REVIEWED ON 2/20/2014 GRADE: A-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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