On Satyajit Ray's 100th birth anniversary, his leading ladies Aparna Sen and Madhabi Mukherjee weigh in on the political significance of the man and his legacy, even 29 years since he breathed his last.
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.
The story of Satyajit Ray's Monihara begins as dusk falls, when a village schoolmaster walks through the compound of an abandoned and derelict mansion and comes and sits on the banks of a river. There, he meets a stranger, and tells him that he has been writing the strange and rather tragic history of the former owner of the mansion — the rich businessman Phanibhushan, and his young wife, the beautiful Monimalika.
In Postmaster, Satyajit Ray tells the beautiful and heart-wrenching story of a 12-year-old orphan servant girl named Ratan