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The enduring legacy and relevance of Satyajit Ray’s 'Apur Sansar'

The Apu trilogy, chronicling with great artistry the growth of Apu from childhood through adolescence to manhood, struck a sympathetic chord with sensitive men and women across cultures.

Adoor Gopalakrishnan: A worthy heir to Satyajit Ray’s tradition of filmmaking

Adoor Gopalakrishnan is credited with having pioneered the ‘new wave’ in Malayalam cinema, back in the 1960s and 1970s. On his 78th birthday, Sahapedia looks at why he is widely hailed as the true heir to Satyajit Ray’s tradition of filmmaking.


Satyajit Ray: Introduce your child to the maestro through these films and books

On the occasion of Satyajit Ray's birth anniversary, we bring you a list of the maestro's classic books and films that have stood the test of time and are thoroughly enjoyed by children.

Satyajit Ray’s short story for kids: Sujan Harbola, the boy who spoke to birds

Satyajit Ray birth anniversary: Cupping his hands around his mouth, Sujan leaned forward, took a deep breath, and emitted a roar. It was exactly like the roar of a tiger. And in a flash came a response from within the forest, ‘Roaaaarrrrr!’ The king was astounded.

Satyajit Ray and his two powerful female patrons

Satyajit Ray was a legendary filmmaker who not just influenced directors and actors in India, but artistes across the world. And during his lifetime, he had found lifelong admirers in film critic and writer Marie Seton and former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Only one Indian movie finds spot in BBC's list of 100 best foreign language films

According to the BBC's list of the 100 best foreign language films, only one Indian film could find the spot. Satyajit Ray's 1955 film Pather Panchali made it to number 15 in the list.


Melting Hierarchies

Rajeev Sethi on what Village India can do for the world, the privilege of the hand in bespoke and wanting to paint more

How Satyajit Ray’s The Alien hovered above Hollywood before nosediving into oblivion

The Extra-Terrestrial opened to applause that is yet to subside, Satyajit Ray had submitted to Hollywood’s Columbia Pictures the screenplay of a film about the friendship between a small boy and a benevolent alien.

Yesterday Once More

Satyajit Ray is here to stay. The master’s many languages – cinema, literature and art – are the subject of a retrospective in Delhi.

From Pather Panchali to Manto: India at Cannes through the years

While Indian films are all set to make a splash at the 2018 iteration of Festival de Cannes, here's looking at the journey of our country at the international festival through the years.

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

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 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

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.