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Director Srijit Mukherji's web series Feluda Pherot, based on Satyajit Ray's fictional sleuth, to release on Christmas
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Director Srijit Mukherji's web series Feluda Pherot, based on Satyajit Ray's fictional sleuth, to release on Christmas

Tota Roychowdhury plays the new Feluda in the upcoming web series written and directed by Srijit Mukerji.

Between the iconic and the precarious: Notes on Soumitra Chatterjee's six-decade-long filmography
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Between the iconic and the precarious: Notes on Soumitra Chatterjee's six-decade-long filmography

In a filmography extending to more than 60 roles, Soumitra Chatterjee brought to bear upon each performance the cadence of his versatility

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.

Beyond a screen legend, Soumitra Chatterjee was a habit of the Bengali life, and the vacuum is too much to bear
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Beyond a screen legend, Soumitra Chatterjee was a habit of the Bengali life, and the vacuum is too much to bear

In being humble, Soumitra represented the educated, middle-class for a few generations. As long as the spirit of man will remain unconquered, Soumitra Chatterjee will continue to represent us — the insignificant warriors who all walk through the mist and rise with the sunset.

How Satyajit Ray prepared Soumitra Chatterjee for his debut in Apur Sansar: Read an excerpt from 'The Master and I'
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How Satyajit Ray prepared Soumitra Chatterjee for his debut in Apur Sansar: Read an excerpt from 'The Master and I'

Soumitra Chatterjee wrote in his memoir, 'Most people in the country are under the impression that Satyajit Ray was such a formidable film-director that he dominated everyone when a film was being shot. I can aver that in my case, at least, it was just the opposite.'

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at age 85
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Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at age 85

Soumitra Chatterjee passed away at the age of 85 due to covid-19 complications, after being hospitalised for 40 days.

Soumitra Chatterjee given blood transfusion in Kolkata hospital; actor's condition remains critical
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Soumitra Chatterjee given blood transfusion in Kolkata hospital; actor's condition remains critical

“Every passing day we may be losing ground” due to his advanced age, the doctor treating veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee said in a statement.

Satyajit Ray's Feluda and Professor Shonku to be incorporated in a film on director's centenary
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Satyajit Ray's Feluda and Professor Shonku to be incorporated in a film on director's centenary

Bankrolled by SVF Films, Satyajit Ray's iconic characters Feluda and Professor Shonku will feature in a yet-to-be-titled film directed by his son Sandip Ray.

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to Kolkata hospital
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Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to Kolkata hospital

Soumitra Chatterjee's daughter said the actor, who was diagnosed with coronavirus on 6 October, is under observation due to his age.

Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Satyajit Ray’s Mahanagar is the definitive feminist classic
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Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Satyajit Ray’s Mahanagar is the definitive feminist classic

I could write a book on the impression Mahanagar left on me as a girl growing up in a feminist household and the life-long influence it has had on my approach to cinema viewing.

Revisiting Satyajit Ray's Devi: The enduring relevance of the film's biting critique of dehumanisation of women
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Revisiting Satyajit Ray's Devi: The enduring relevance of the film's biting critique of dehumanisation of women

In Devi, the 'goddess's' listlessness and immobility in the face of burgeoning oppression was a metaphor for patriarchy at its diabolical worst.

The unbearable sterility of Pather Panchali in colour: Unpacking the row over changes to Satyajit Ray's masterpiece
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The unbearable sterility of Pather Panchali in colour: Unpacking the row over changes to Satyajit Ray's masterpiece

The coloured version of Pather Panchali invited the ire of purists who wish to see Satyajit Ray’s masterpiece only in its original form

Kishore Kumar's letter to 'Manik mama' Satyajit Ray from November 1963 dug up by filmmaker-son Sandip Ray
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Kishore Kumar's letter to 'Manik mama' Satyajit Ray from November 1963 dug up by filmmaker-son Sandip Ray

The letter was written by Kishore Kumar, explaining to Satyajit Ray why he won't be able to come down to Kolkata from Mumbai at that point in time for recording a song for the iconic film Charulata

Satyajit Ray's 99th birthday: Final volume of Professor Shonku's adventures released as an e-book
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Satyajit Ray's 99th birthday: Final volume of Professor Shonku's adventures released as an e-book

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.

Aparna Sen and Madhabi Mukherjee on Satyajit Ray, the man, and his enduring legacy
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Aparna Sen and Madhabi Mukherjee on Satyajit Ray, the man, and his enduring legacy

On Satyajit Ray's 99th birth anniversary, his leading ladies Aparna Sen and Madhabi Mukherjee weigh in on the political significance of the man and his legacy, even 28 years since he breathed his last.

On Satyajit Ray 99th birth anniversary, Madhur Bhandarkar, Parambrata Chatterjee remember the filmmaker
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On Satyajit Ray 99th birth anniversary, Madhur Bhandarkar, Parambrata Chatterjee remember the filmmaker

On Satyajit Ray's 99th birth anniversary, a number of well-known personalities posted messages on Twitter remembering him.

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Period. End of Sentence to The Piano Tuner, ten short films to watch online
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Coronavirus Outbreak: From Period. End of Sentence to The Piano Tuner, ten short films to watch online

Period. End of Sentence, Six Shooter, Father and Daughter are some short films to catch during this lockdown.

As belief systems impact fight against coronavirus, examining the newfound relevance of Satyajit Ray's Ganashatru
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As belief systems impact fight against coronavirus, examining the newfound relevance of Satyajit Ray's Ganashatru

The conflict between faith and scientific modernity which linked Ray’s film with its ‘mother text’ – the play En Folkefiend by Ibsen, remain highly prescient even to this date

Remembering Nemai Ghosh: The unassuming man behind the extraordinary photographer
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Remembering Nemai Ghosh: The unassuming man behind the extraordinary photographer

Photographer Nemai Ghosh's enviable eye for detail and perseverance steered him through 25 years with Satyajit Ray, where he meticulously recorded every moment of his movement through film sets, dubbing and recording studios, and even his home. Ray's son Sandip takes us down memory lane, tracing the life of an extraordinary man.

Nemai Ghosh, Satyajit Ray's still photographer for over two decades, passes away at 86
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Nemai Ghosh, Satyajit Ray's still photographer for over two decades, passes away at 86

Most known for working with Satyajit Ray as a still photographer who captured the master craftsman in different moods at sets besides framing actors as they faced camera for over two decades, Nemai Ghosh debuted with Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969) and was with Satyajit Ray till his last film Agantuk (1991).