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  • Satyajit Ray 97th Birth Anniversary

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Satyajit Ray's Professor Shonku

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Soumitra and Swatilekha in Satyajit's original telling of the film (1984).

    A Hindi reimagining of Ghare Baire

    More than three decades after Satyajit Ray made a film on Rabindranath Tagore's “Ghare Baire”, young filmmaker Reema Mukherjee is making a Hindi movie inspired by the famous novel.

  • In memory of Ritwik Ghatak

    Happy Birthday to Ritwik Kumar Ghatak, the man behind the creations like “The Golden Thread”, “The Cloud-Capped Star”, ”Titas Ekti Nodir Naam”.

  • remembrance, Sukumar Ray, Bangalee poet, Bangla literature, writer and playwright

    The genius making sense with his 'nonsense'

    In remembrance of Sukumar Ray, the great Bangalee poet, story writer and playwright Bangla literature will forever be indebted to.

  • Bijoya Ray

    Satyajit Ray's wife Bijoya passes away

    Legendary film director Satyajit Ray's wife Bijoya Ray passes away at a nursing home in Kolkata.

  • Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy

    Restoring Ray's classics

    More than two decades after the original negatives of Satyajit Ray's acclaimed Apu Trilogy were damaged in a fire in a film lab in London, technicians and experts have produced new high-definition versions of the films.

  • Satyajit Ray

    Satyajit Ray Film Festival at EMK Center

    To celebrate the birth and death anniversary of internationally acclaimed legendary Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray, International Academy