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Friday, October 22, 2021

Satyajit Ray


Book revisits each work of filmmaker Satyajit Ray

October 21, 2021 4:57 pm

Ray, regarded as one of the finest filmmakers India has ever seen, helmed classics like "Pather Panchali", "Charulata" and "Devi".

Satyajit Ray's 'cruellest' film to date, Sadgati, turns 40: The searing Om Puri starrer holds up the mirror to Dalit atrocities

September 15, 2021 8:28 am

Satyajit Ray asked Om Puri to walk gingerly into the priest’s house in Sadgati’s first scene. Puri didn’t know what gingerly meant, so Ray said, "When a dog or a goat enters an unknown house, he enters gingerly." That anthropomorphic instruction acquires an unsettling resonance in the film's climax.

‘Adapting a story by a master of cinema is a double-edged sword’

June 25, 2021 11:50 pm

Writer-director Abhishek Chaubey on adapting Satyajit Ray’s story for a new web series and why in movies, no one talks the way people do in real life

Satyajit Ray: Some books by the master filmmaker that you can read

June 24, 2021 3:04 pm

Before you dive into Netflix's Ray, here are some stories by the auteur that you can read

From Ray to Rituparno: A long history of politics in Bengali cinema

June 20, 2021 9:03 am

Ray’s trilogy along with a host of other celluloid dramas, primarily Mrinal Sen and Rwitik Ghatak’s works, form the spine of Bengali political cinema on a more tangible understanding. However, the term ‘political’ has never been restricted to its definition in Bengal.

FTII, NFAI host virtual talk on Satyajit Ray’s centenary year

June 13, 2021 9:45 am

The event, organised by the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), is the second such virtual talks hosted during the yearlong celebration of Ray’s birth centenary.

100 years of Satyajit Ray: Artist pays poignant tribute to the legend, reimagines his films posters amid Covid times

May 03, 2021 4:39 pm

Mumbai-based artist and short-filmmaker, Aniket Mitra reimagined ten of Ray's iconic films amid Covid time, and the posters have taken social media by storm. Keeping the original typography of Ray intact, he has portrayed present scenarios apt for each film's title.

Satyajit Ray birth centenary: A tribute to the cine maestro

May 02, 2021 9:26 am

Here's your reading list on Satyajit Ray

100 years of Satyajit Ray: Manikda and the little songs of his cherished road

May 02, 2021 12:10 pm

The centenary celebrations of India's greatest filmmaker have begun in earnest. Born on this day in 1921, Satyajit Ray changed cinema with poetic realism and humanist concerns, turning the medium into an art form.

How Satyajit Ray’s films throw up prescient images of viruses afflicting societies

May 01, 2021 9:15 pm

An epidemic silencing Shundi, three bottles of Dettol, contaminated holy water and other stories of viruses in Ray's films, who would have turned 100 today


Martin Scorsese's tribute to Satyajit Ray: 'The Apu trilogy took my breath away'

May 02, 2021 8:32 am

Martin Scorsese writes about the intimate image of India that Satyajit Ray’s films presented to the world.

The eye of a genius: The cinematic universe of Satyajit Ray

May 24, 2020 1:35 pm

Satyajit Ray was a quintessential humanist who used the camera with empathy to tell stories. Stories that capture the beauty and severity of life in rural Bengal, decaying feudalism, the struggles and aspirations of the Bengali middle class and its conflict with dogmatic religion. His films told stories in ways that only a humanist of his stature could.

A pictorial tribute to Satyajit Ray on his 98th birth anniversary

May 03, 2019 6:48 am

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Satyajit Ray an Honorary Academy Award in 1992.

Satyajit Ray's 26th death anniversary: A pictorial tribute to the legendary filmmaker

April 23, 2018 6:55 pm

April 23 marks the 26th death anniversary of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray: the filmmaker who not only played a major role in placing India on the global cinematic map but his works continue to inspire a number of acclaimed filmmakers even today. Here's a pictorial tribute to the filmmaker.

10 must watch films that were submitted to Oscars by India

September 25, 2017 1:53 pm

Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' is India's latest entry to Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The trend was started in independent India in 1957 with Mehboob Khan directorial 'Mother India'. Over the years, there have been only three films that have actually made to the final Oscar nominations list. Scroll through for a list of top movies that were submitted to Oscars by India.