Netflix anthology series 'Ray' to stream from June 25
Netflix's anthology series Ray, based on legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's four stories, will debut on June 25, the streamer said on Thursday. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji, and Vasan Bala, the show will present four tales of love, lust, betrayal, and truth, tied together by the visionary writings of Satyajit. Here are more updates.
The anthology will see some big names come together
It will feature an ensemble cast of Manoj Bajpayee, Gajraj Rao, Ali Fazal, Shweta Basu Prasad, Anindita Bose, Kay Kay Menon, Bidita Bag, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Harshvarrdhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, among others. Each story in Ray explores the vulnerabilities and multiple shades of each of the characters.
Manoj and Gajraj to star in the first episode
Manoj and Gajraj star in the first episode, titled Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa, directed by Abhishek. Srijit has tackled the second and third episodes, penned by writer Siraj Ahmed. The second episode, titled Forget Me Not, will feature Ali, Shweta, and Anindita, while the third episode, called Bahrupiya, will star Kay Kay, Bidita, and Dibyendu.
This year marks Satyajit Ray's birth centenary
Vasan has directed Spotlight, the fourth episode, starring Harshvarrdhan, Radhika, Chandan, and Akansha. Sayantan Mukherjee serves as the showrunner on the series, which is produced by Viacom 18's Tipping Point. The year 2021 marks the birth centenary of Satyajit, who was known worldwide for making classic movies like The Apu Trilogy, Charulata, Agantuk, and Nayak.