The ink, The reed, The mind, And words appear… ‘Listener’s Tale’s is a journey into hinterlands of magical history. Sikkim/Beyul Demadzong, an erstwhile Tibetan monarchy, is revered as a land of hidden treasures consecrated and blessed by Guru Padmasambhava, the 8th Century immortal messiah of Tibetan Buddhism. In the 12th century, a blood pact is signed between Lepcha chief Thekung Tek and Khye Bumsa, a wandering Tibetan king. The great snow mountain Kanchendzongha, guardian deity of the land, stands witness.
Chakdor Namgyal, the 18th century legendary Tibetan monk-king, dreams of the mountain dancing with his warriors in the court of Lord Mahakala. He writes the Pangtoed Chham dance to immortalize the Lepcha-Bhutia alliance. Its spectacle unfolds in the film as an age-old whisper amidst the chorus of modernity and skepticism.
Born in 1971, Arghya Basu graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and completed a PG Diploma in Cinema from FTII, Pune, with specialization in editing.
He has taught cinema at various academic organizations for several years and designed courses for Mass Communication and Film Studies. He has worked as Head of Department of Mass Communication and Videography at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He is also a writer and photographer.