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Ray-esque | Throwback to thirty years ago when Satyajit Ray became the first Indian to receive the Oscar award
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Ray-esque | Throwback to thirty years ago when Satyajit Ray became the first Indian to receive the Oscar award

Ashoke Nag recollects the day maestro Satyajit Ray received the Oscar trophy in Calcutta from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which was an unprecedented gesture in the history of the Oscars.

Once Upon a Cinema: The other Manik Da, who completes a centenary this year
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Once Upon a Cinema: The other Manik Da, who completes a centenary this year

Like Satyajit Ray, Asit Sen also had the daak naam (nickname) “Manik”. Like Ray, he was also briefly associated with the ad agency D.J. Keymer, and he also completes a centenary this year. But precious little is known about this sensitive artist, who made iconic movies across three different film industries. Amborish Roychoudhury revisits the early years of Asit Sen.

The Feluda legacy: Why and how Satyajit Ray’s fictional super sleuth survives changing times
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The Feluda legacy: Why and how Satyajit Ray’s fictional super sleuth survives changing times

Feluda hasn’t had the need to undergo drastic changes over the decades unlike James Bond or Sherlock Holmes

The Flawed Nayaks of Satyajit Ray
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The Flawed Nayaks of Satyajit Ray

Filmmaker Satyajit Ray's vision of male characters in his movie stemmed from his own cinematic belief of creating realistic characters — in both his short stories, stacked to the brim with lonely men and his cinematic offerings.

On Satyajit Ray's birth anniversary, revisiting the magical world of legendary filmmaker's Kheror Khata
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On Satyajit Ray's birth anniversary, revisiting the magical world of legendary filmmaker's Kheror Khata

To mark Satyajit Ray's 101st birth anniversary, let's take a sneak peek into the legendary filmmaker's magical world of Kheror Khata

Kolkata International Film Festival 2022: Satyajit Ray's illustrations and Mitchel camera from 'Pather Panchali' at display
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Kolkata International Film Festival 2022: Satyajit Ray's illustrations and Mitchel camera from 'Pather Panchali' at display

The exhibition at the Kolkata Film Festival showcases the synthesiser used by Ray for composing the music of 'Ghare Baire' and the Mitchel camera used for making 'Pather Panchali'.

Ray-esque | Late actor Tom Alter’s interaction with ‘Manik da’ aka Satyajit Ray who altered his life
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Ray-esque | Late actor Tom Alter’s interaction with ‘Manik da’ aka Satyajit Ray who altered his life

Ashoke Nag recollects his interaction with Tom Alter, when the actor had spoken at length on his rendezvous with movie maestro Satyajit Ray. Satyajit Ray’s casting Tom Alter in 'Shatranj Ke Khilari' is the most captivating story of them all.

Saluting the Father of Indian filmmaking Satyajit Ray on his death anniversary
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Saluting the Father of Indian filmmaking Satyajit Ray on his death anniversary

In his illustrious career, Satyajit Ray bagged 36 Indian National Film Awards, a Golden Lion, a Golden Bear, 2 Silver Bears and an Academy Honorary Award in 1992.

Satyajit Ray death anniversary: A look at the iconic filmmaker's classics
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Satyajit Ray death anniversary: A look at the iconic filmmaker's classics

On Satyajit Ray's death anniversary, lets go down memory lane and have a look at some of his best works.

Sandip Ray's new Feluda film based on Satyajit Ray's Hatyapuri to go on floors in May
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Sandip Ray's new Feluda film based on Satyajit Ray's Hatyapuri to go on floors in May

Sandip Ray will start the production of Hatyapuri in May end. The makers are planning the film during the Christmas weekend.

In appreciation of Satyajit Ray's mastery over film posters: Individual characteristics bound by a thread of unity
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In appreciation of Satyajit Ray's mastery over film posters: Individual characteristics bound by a thread of unity

What survives of Satyajit Ray’s posters reflect the sheer artistic level to which the master filmmaker lifted this facet of his movie-making exercise.

Sandip Ray on working with Shashi Kapoor on Satyajit Ray Presents telefilm: 'He was a thorough perfectionist'
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Sandip Ray on working with Shashi Kapoor on Satyajit Ray Presents telefilm: 'He was a thorough perfectionist'

“Shashi Kapoor is a very adept actor, and a thorough professional," Satyajit Ray told son Sandip when the latter expressed his apprehension of directing a huge Mumbai star for their Doordarshan telefilm.

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."

Exploring a lesser known aspect of Satyajit Ray: The masterful filmmaker was also a science fiction enthusiast
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Exploring a lesser known aspect of Satyajit Ray: The masterful filmmaker was also a science fiction enthusiast

From founding the Sci-Fi Cine Club in Kolkata to plans to direct a Hollywood sci-fi film, and developing the character of Professor Shanku, Satyajit Ray enjoyed an almost umbilical connect with the science fiction genre.

On Soumitra Chatterjee's birth anniversary, Sharmila Tagore, Sandip Ray remember actor's 'ineradicable legacy'
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On Soumitra Chatterjee's birth anniversary, Sharmila Tagore, Sandip Ray remember actor's 'ineradicable legacy'

Sharmila Tagore who co-starred in Soumitra Chatterjee’s several films, including Apur Sansar and Devi, says she doesn’t know of anyone as erudite as him: "He could talk about any subject under the sun"

Inside Satyajit Ray's little known corner of life as an aficionado of board games, from Scrabble to chess
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Inside Satyajit Ray's little known corner of life as an aficionado of board games, from Scrabble to chess

“Father was deeply interested in word games, quizzes, and anagrams. These were just purely private preoccupations, and known to only an inner circle of family members. Sporadically, his deep interest had also entered his films," says Sandip Ray in an exclusive interview.

Sandip Ray on how his father Satyajit Ray has shaped him as a filmmaker: 'He told me re-editing was the only learning process'
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Sandip Ray on how his father Satyajit Ray has shaped him as a filmmaker: 'He told me re-editing was the only learning process'

Sandip Ray reveals he had "banned" his father Satyajit Ray from the sets of his directorial debut Fatikchand, but ended up re-editing the first cut on his father's instructions after wrapping up production.

'Watching Satyajit Ray edit was where I learnt to be ruthless in doing away with flab in a film': son Sandip Ray
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'Watching Satyajit Ray edit was where I learnt to be ruthless in doing away with flab in a film': son Sandip Ray

Sandip Ray talks about working under the shadows of his legendary father, his learnings as a filmmaker and editor, and getting exposed to international cinema through Satyajit Ray.

Satyajit Ray's son Sandip opens up on their equation: 'My father knew I was interested in filmmaking, but he never pressurised me'
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Satyajit Ray's son Sandip opens up on their equation: 'My father knew I was interested in filmmaking, but he never pressurised me'

In our column Ray-esque to celebrate the centenary year of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, we chat to Sandip Ray about the father-son relationship, what he imbibed from visiting Ray's sets in his childhood, and carrying forward his unfailing work ethic.

Actually... I Met Them book review: In new memoir, Gulzar doesn't hold back his awe and fondness for those who've shaped him
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Actually... I Met Them book review: In new memoir, Gulzar doesn't hold back his awe and fondness for those who've shaped him

Gulzar looks back at his encounters with the likes of Bimal Roy, Sharmila Tagore, Kishore Kumar, Satyajit Ray, Sanjeev Kumar, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Basu Bhattacharya, Ritwik Ghatak, and Suchitra Sen with a lack of artifice that feels refreshing at a time when people speak in measured tones, concealing how they truly feel.