Articles about Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray was an Indian film director, documentary filmmaker, scriptwriter, music composer, magazine editor, author, calligrapher, and illustrator born on May 2, 1921. Some of his most critically acclaimed works include 'The Apu Trilogy' (1955-59), 'The Music Room' (1958), 'The Big City' (1963)', and 'Charulatha' (1964), among others. Widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Ray has directed 36 films, including feature films, shorts, and documentaries. His first film, 'Pather Panchali' (1955), secured 11 international honors, including the inaugural Best Human Documentary award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including 36 Indian National Film Awards, a Golden Bear, a Golden Lion, two Silver Bears, and an Academy Honorary Award in 1992. Ray was honored with the Bharat Ratna by the Government of India in 1992. He is credited with creating two popular fictional characters in Bengali children's literature: Feluda, a detective, and Professor Shonku, a scientist. He died on April 23, 1992.
09 May 2022Entertainment
There cannot be a second Rabindranath Tagore.
04 May 2022Entertainment
The Cannes Film Festival will not require its attendees to wear face masks or carry any health pass this year.
02 May 2022Entertainment
Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray is known for his multi-faceted talent and his evergreen creations.
07 Jan 2022Entertainment
Fans of filmmaking, rejoice!
22 Oct 2021Entertainment
The 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is round the corner and will be held in Goa (permanent location).
16 Aug 2021Entertainment
A trust named after renowned film critic and director Chidananda Dasgupta is set to celebrate his birth centenary year in November with screenings, memorial lectures, and exhibitions of his works.
28 Jun 2021Entertainment
As the Netflix anthology of four short films based on the stories by Satyajit Ray has evoked mixed reactions from viewers, Satyajit Ray's son Sandip said he would soon watch the films to have his own opinion.
30 May 2021Entertainment
Netflix India has unveiled the teaser of their new anthology series Ray recently comprising four stories are based on the writings of ace filmmaker Satyajit Ray.
29 May 2021Entertainment
Netflix's anthology series Ray, based on legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's four stories, will debut on June 25, the streamer said on Thursday.
07 Jan 2021Entertainment
The ongoing coronavirus health crisis has put a halt to almost everything, with top film festivals and various cultural activities facing the brunt of the pandemic.
20 Nov 2020India
Feluda, the world's first coronavirus test based on gene-editing technology CRISPR, will be rolled out in Delhi in the first week of December, multiple reports said. Following Delhi, the kits will be available in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, and Ahmedabad.
10 Oct 2020Entertainment
Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, 85, best known for immortalizing the fictional character of private investigator Feluda in Satyajit Ray's works, had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, October 6.
25 Jul 2020Entertainment
Late beloved actor Sushant Singh Rajput's final movie Dil Bechara is looking to break all plausible and enviable records out there.
22 Jul 2020Entertainment
Amid the raging insider-outsider debate in the entertainment fraternity, tempers continue to soar among its members.
06 Oct 2019Entertainment
The 9-day Navratri festivities have almost come to an end.
24 Apr 2019Entertainment
The cast of Game of Thrones has some of the distinguished actors. It is honestly impossible to envision anyone else playing their roles.
08 Mar 2019Politics
The presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on a billboard titled 'Famous Bengali Legends' has sparked outrage.
23 Feb 2019Entertainment
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who has directed several excellent movies like Piku, October, and Vicky Donor, said he is still learning to emulate the works of great Bengali directors and will definitely make a Bengali film one day.
30 Dec 2018Entertainment
Bengali cinema is often believed to have been taken to new heights by 3 directors who gained recognition at a global stage for being pioneer filmmakers. The first two are Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak.
11 Jun 2018Delhi
Movie enthusiasts in Delhi are in for a visual treat as they can now watch their favorite classic films on the big screen at an upcoming film festival.
02 Jun 2018Politics
Bharatiya Janata Party's General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has found a new project- to change the name of Bollywood to something that isn't 'derogatory'.
30 Apr 2018Entertainment
Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore recalls she had no idea about lip-syncing when a playback song was being played in her debut Hindi film.
16 Apr 2018Entertainment
Iranian director Majid Majidi decided to set his latest film "Beyond the Clouds" in Mumbai streets, which he believes, are full of incredible heroes trying to lead a life of dignity in the face of struggle.
01 Apr 2018Entertainment
Maverick Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan, who is in India to stress on the importance of film preservation, confessed that he enjoys watching Indian movies and would love to see more of them.
27 Feb 2018Entertainment
For 1986 film "New Delhi Times", which revolved around the nexus between politicians and media barons, veteran actor Shashi Kapoor took a bare minimum of Rs. 101 as the signing amount.
25 May 2017Entertainment
The Cannes Film Festival entered its 70th anniversary this year. As usual, national media houses gushed over "mind-blowing" pictures of Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.
02 May 2017Entertainment
When my editor asked me to do a piece on Satyajit Ray's 96th birth-anniversary, the brief was, "something which is a tribute, not cliché, but contemporary."