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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.