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On Satyajit Ray’s death anniversary, looking at his uncompromisingly strong female protagonists
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On Satyajit Ray’s death anniversary, looking at his uncompromisingly strong female protagonists

The Ray heroine is as significant as the hero of any screenplay but never needs to engage in a contest of gender supremacy or undermine his presence in her world

How Shoojit Sircar's Piku, Satyajit Ray's Aranyer Din Ratri transport me back to dining table, food escapades of my Bengali home
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How Shoojit Sircar's Piku, Satyajit Ray's Aranyer Din Ratri transport me back to dining table, food escapades of my Bengali home

"Interestingly, Piku is obsessed with food in a way that's familiar to all upper-class Bengalis, but the obsession manifests through the constant talk of shit and diseases, which also, very honestly, is quite familiar to this group of people."

Bela Sheshe to Asukh, celebrating Soumitra Chatterjee's iconic performances beyond the Satyajit Ray universe
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Bela Sheshe to Asukh, celebrating Soumitra Chatterjee's iconic performances beyond the Satyajit Ray universe

Chatterjee’s body of work, spanning over 300 films, is vast, versatile, and defining. He became representative of the educated Bengali middle-class in a way that was both accessible and aspirational.

Satyajit Ray's still photographer Nemai Ghosh on working with the filmmaker, observing him on set
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Satyajit Ray's still photographer Nemai Ghosh on working with the filmmaker, observing him on set

Nemai Ghosh, who is displaying the candid photographs he took of Satyajit Ray, speaks about how the filmmaker encouraged and mentored him

Sujoy Ghosh's short film Anukul demonstrates Satyajit Ray's influence on the Kahaani director
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Sujoy Ghosh's short film Anukul demonstrates Satyajit Ray's influence on the Kahaani director

Sujoy Ghosh's short film Anukul is based on a short story of the same name, written by Satyajit Ray back in the year 1976.

Of lipsticks, labels and desires: Why Satyajit Ray’s reel women continue to resonate with real women
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Of lipsticks, labels and desires: Why Satyajit Ray’s reel women continue to resonate with real women

The reel women of Satyajit Ray have already passed the test of time. And they will continue to love, suffer, beguile and seduce as long as his films exist.

Aranyer Din Ratri: Satyajit Ray's beautiful study of man, nature, and the very nature of man
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Aranyer Din Ratri: Satyajit Ray's beautiful study of man, nature, and the very nature of man

There are many people who consider Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights of the Forest) the best film of Satyajit Ray’s post-Apu Trilogy career.