Satyajit Ray

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022
NRB

Watching Satyajit Ray’s ‘Devi’ against the backdrop of religious tension in India

As yet another stage of religious tension arises in the subcontinent, it was heartening to see Australians warm up to the great Bengali film director Satyajit Ray.

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

Not the Satyajit Ray Tribute Fans Were Hoping for

Has Netflix done enough to please fans of Ray and his stories?

May 2, 2021
May 2, 2021

Satyajit Ray and the stories he tells

Satyajit Ray, born on May 2, 1921—a hundred years ago from this day—hails from a long line of Rays. His grandfather, Upendraishore Ray, was the first storyteller of the family, followed by father Sukumar Ray, master of the fun and formally experimental verse fondly remembered as the HaJaBaRaLa, a children’s novella often compared to Alice in Wonderland.

May 2, 2020
May 2, 2020

A tribute to Satyajit Ray's film-making techniques

He used the various technicalities of filmmaking to express this language to the fullest. His preference for using lights and shadows in various angles to dramatise certain situations in the story was evident from his very first film. Exploring the appropriate use of different types of shots, close shots, pan shots, long shots to frame the flow of events in a lyrical manner with the limited technology available at that time was his speciality.

May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018

The Craft of Ray's Cinema

The nature of filmmaking in the 1930s and '40s was quite interesting. It was a time when movies in the Indian subcontinent were entirely dependent on music. A single feature length super hit movie sometimes contained even 60 to 70 songs.

May 5, 2018
May 5, 2018

Screening of Satyajit Ray Films

The Daily Star is honoured to arrange a film screening and discussion of Charulata and Kanchenjunga, marking beloved author Satyajit Ray's 97th birthday.

May 2, 2018
May 2, 2018

Ray: The man behind Bengali cinema

Around 1948, cine clubs were flourishing in Kolkata. A new wave of intellectuals was on the rise. These people thought of cinema to be the voice of the commoners, of the middle class and not just a studio dependent entertainment medium.

December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017

Satyajit's “Professor Shonku” coming to the big screen

Satyajit Ray's Feluda, Sharadindu Bandopadhyay's Byomkesh Bakshi, Nihar Ranjan Gupta's Kiriti Roy and Syed Mustafa Siraj's Colonel Niladri Sarkar are some of the biggest names in Bangla adventure-mystery literary genre, and their appeal has often transcended pages of the books and onto other media.

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

Feluda's journey to Bangladesh

Prodosh Chandra Mitra, otherwise known as Feluda, is one of the most popular fictional detective characters in Bengali literature, and was brought to the silver screen by Satyajit Ray himself.

June 17, 2017
June 17, 2017
TV

A new Feluda TV series is coming to Bangladesh

Satyajit's son Sandip Ray, who has the rights to the Feluda series, recently gave the TV rights to Bangladesh's Candy Productions...