Veteran actor Barun Chanda was presumably not Satyajit Ray's first choice to play ambitious Shyamalendu Chatterjee in his 1971 Sharmila Tagore starring Bengali film Seemabaddha (titled Company Limited in English), which captures the vacuousness of an aspiring corporate executive's world. But with corporate background and Ray's direction, Chanda pulled off convincingly. Even after five decades since the film's release, Chanda cherishes the opportunity in an interaction with India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh during the launch of the actor's book Satyajit Ray: The Man Who Knew Too Much at South City Starmark in Kolkata Thursday evening
Kolkata/IBNS: Veteran Bengali actor Ranjit Mallick, who had worked with late filmmaker Mrinal Sen at a very young age in Interview, had his luck to attract a role of a disillusioned Communist in late Satyajit Ray's 1990 film Shakha Proshakha.
Kolkata/IBNS: Bengali actress Anusha Viswanathan was handed over the crucial role of Apu's sister Durga by director Anik Dutta in his upcoming film Aparajito, which is based on legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's struggles to make his debut film Pather Panchali.
Premendu Bikash Chaki, a veteran cinematographer who is now also a successful director, has paid a 25-minute tribute to Satyajit Ray, which is being screened at the ongoing 27th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF).
Kolkata/IBNS: The influence of legendary filmmaker late Satyajit Ray on director Shoojit Sircar was evident in one of the early scenes from Piku where Deepika Padukone rants about her date's complete ignorance of Ray's works.
Kolkata/IBNS: Bengali director Anik Dutta seems to have given all in his upcoming project Aparajito to capture legendary filmmaker late Satyajit Ray's struggle to make his debut film Pather Panchali, which later turned out to be a cult.
Kolkata/IBNS: The trailer of director Anik Dutta's upcoming film Aparajito has captured legendary filmmaker late Satyajit Ray's struggle to make his first film Pather Panchali, which later turned out to be a cult movie.
Kolkata/IBNS: SVF and Sandip Ray are all set to bring Bengal’s favourite detective Feluda and his two most reliable companion Topshe and Jatayu, to unravel a murder mystery set in the backdrop of Puri.
Panaji/UNI: Hollywood filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who was honoured with Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), said Satyajit Ray's films opened a whole new world for him.
Kolkata/IBNS: Theism Group in association with Department of Posts,( West Bengal Circle) released a special cover to commemorate the birth centenary year of illustrious filmmaker-author Satyajit Ray besides 66 years of his debut directorial venture Pather Panchali on Thursday.
The representation of the sex worker in Indian celluloid seldom displays attempt at non-voyeurism. Satyajit Ray, on the other hand, took a more nuanced look at the sex worker, finds Shoma A. Chatterji on the birth centenary year of the maestro
On the Birth Centenary Year of Satyajit Ray, the maestro’s work will be revisited again and again by admirers and critics. Among others, an area worth exploring is how the creative genius portrayed, and treated, children in his films and stories, writes Shoma A. Chatterji
Goa/IBNS: The well-known Bengali actor Dhritiman Chatterjee inaugurated a retrospective of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray at the 51st edition of IFFI in Goa on the second day of the film festival.
New Delhi: The 51st International Film Festival of India will pay tributes to legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, official announced on Wednesday.
Kolkata: With full state honours, the last rites of Bengali acting legend Soumitra Chatterjee was performed in south Kolkata's Keoratola crematorium on Sunday.