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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

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.

Toon Cinema gets a Ray of Hope and Joy
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Toon Cinema gets a Ray of Hope and Joy

A new animation film that re-imagines Satyajit Ray’s evergreen Goopy-Bagha adventure might just be the affirmation that children’s cinema in India needs

Agantuk: Through Utpal Dutt's character, Satyajit Ray articulated his views on civilisation's illusory nature
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Agantuk: Through Utpal Dutt's character, Satyajit Ray articulated his views on civilisation's illusory nature

It is said that after the final shot of Agantuk, Satyajit Ray announced – ‘That’s it. I don’t have anything more to say.’ A few months later, he passed away in a nursing home in Kolkata | #FirstCulture

Apur Sansar: Satyajit Ray's famed Apu Trilogy ends with a fascinating study of love and loss
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Apur Sansar: Satyajit Ray's famed Apu Trilogy ends with a fascinating study of love and loss

Apur Sansar marks the debut of both Soumitra Chattopadhyay and Sharmila Tagore, as Apu and Aparna respectively, both of whom went on to appear in a number of films by Satyajit Ray

Pather Panchali: How Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves inspired Satyajit Ray to write his first film
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Pather Panchali: How Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves inspired Satyajit Ray to write his first film

Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali is a reminder that one may need money to make a film, but one needs a deep and respectful understanding of human nature to make a great one | #FirstCulture

Charulata: Satyajit Ray's brilliant re-telling of Tagore's classic story of a lonely young wife
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Charulata: Satyajit Ray's brilliant re-telling of Tagore's classic story of a lonely young wife

When asked by interviewers which was his personal favourite among all the films he had made in his 40-year long career, Satyajit Ray always said, 'Charulata' (The Lonely Wife) — based on Rabindranath Tagore's short story | #FirstCulture

Jalsaghar: How Satyajit Ray, Chhabi Biswas crafted this haunting tale of moral erosion
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Jalsaghar: How Satyajit Ray, Chhabi Biswas crafted this haunting tale of moral erosion

Jalsaghar is one of Satyajit Ray’s many commentaries on the subject of old versus new | #FirstCulture

How Satyajit Ray made one of the greatest documentaries on the life and work of Rabindranath Tagore
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How Satyajit Ray made one of the greatest documentaries on the life and work of Rabindranath Tagore

Satyjit Ray made as many as five films based on the short stories, novellas and novels written by Rabindranath Tagore — that’s the most number of times he has ever adapted any one writer’s work | #FirstCulture

How Satyajit Ray's Sikkim documentary became a victim of state-sponsored censorship
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How Satyajit Ray's Sikkim documentary became a victim of state-sponsored censorship

Over a period of almost 40 years, Satyajit Ray’s magnificent documentary titled Sikkim, was cut, chopped and finally banned by not one but two nations | #FirstCulture

Nayak: Easily one of Satyajit Ray’s most incisive and detailed studies of human nature
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Nayak: Easily one of Satyajit Ray’s most incisive and detailed studies of human nature

With Nayak, Satyajit Ray goes to the heart of the question — who is truly happy? — turning the question around on its head, and asking instead: what, in fact, is true happiness? | #FirstCulture

Satyajit Ray’s Bala provides a fascinating study of the great dancer, a priceless archive for posterity
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Satyajit Ray’s Bala provides a fascinating study of the great dancer, a priceless archive for posterity

Satyajit Ray's Bala can be considered a tribute to the greatest dancer of our country (Balasaraswati) by the greatest filmmaker of our times | #FirstCulture

Ashani Sanket: Satyajit Ray's study of Bengal's great famine, and vulnerability of human spirit
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Ashani Sanket: Satyajit Ray's study of Bengal's great famine, and vulnerability of human spirit

Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay’s tragic tale set in the backdrop of the notorious 1943 man-made famine of Bengal became Satyajit Ray's Ashani Sanket

With Two: A Film Fable, Satyajit Ray shows a child's mind can be as pretty as its is perilous
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With Two: A Film Fable, Satyajit Ray shows a child's mind can be as pretty as its is perilous

In Satyajit Ray's Two, while one boy turns a moment of loneliness into one of joyous music, the other sees it as an opportunity for destruction.

The Inner Eye: Satyajit Ray's portrait of the great artist Benode Behari Mukherjee
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The Inner Eye: Satyajit Ray's portrait of the great artist Benode Behari Mukherjee

With his documentary on Benode Behari Mukherjee, Satyajit Ray himself paints a beautiful picture of the life of a remarkable man – a devoted artist, a born fighter and, in more ways than one, a great philosopher

Pikoo: Satyajit Ray's magnificent study of a child’s mind, and the absurdity of adults
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Pikoo: Satyajit Ray's magnificent study of a child’s mind, and the absurdity of adults

Satyajit Ray's Pikoo is a magnificent study of a child’s mind, and a reminder that it is only when we adults see ourselves through the eyes of a child that our own actions look so distinctly odd to us | #FWeekend

Shatranj Ke Khilari: Satyajit Ray's commentary on the systematic atrocities of British in India
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Shatranj Ke Khilari: Satyajit Ray's commentary on the systematic atrocities of British in India

Shatranj Ke Khilari transports us into a magical world of nawabs and nautch girls, of palaces and forts, of hookahs and Peshawari shawls, of cockfights and kite-flying contests, of kathak and thumris

Ghare Baire: A rare Satyajit Ray film which is not just weak, but also a tragic loss of opportunity
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Ghare Baire: A rare Satyajit Ray film which is not just weak, but also a tragic loss of opportunity

Satyajit Ray's Ghare Baire could have been a wonderful adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore's story, but turns out to be an underwhelming coming together of the greatest mind in Indian literature and the brightest gem of Indian cinema | #FWeekend

Pratidwandi: Satyajit Ray's reflection on the battle between man and metropolis
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Pratidwandi: Satyajit Ray's reflection on the battle between man and metropolis

Satyajit Ray adapted Pratidwandi from the novel of the same name by veteran Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay