On his 99th birthday, fans of legendary film director Satyajit Ray could not have asked for more — his final volume of Professor Shonku's escapades which has been translated into English with a portion by the master himself was launched on Saturday.
Travails with the Alien traces how Satyajit Ray wrote the sci-fi script that 'inspired' Spielberg's ET
It is alleged that both ET and Close Encounters of the Third Kind borrowed concepts from Satyajit Ray's script for his film The Alien, which was ultimately shelved
Noted Bengali actor Dhritiman Chatterjee, who acted in a number of films by Satyajit Ray, would portray the title role in the film titled Professor Shonku O El Dorado.
Ray married occidental with the oriental and transcended the borders of watertight definitions that we use to define men whose genius we cannot comprehend.