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.

Rabindra Jayanti special: 5 Rabindranath Tagore's novels made into films

09 May 2022

Entertainment
Rabindra Jayanti special: 5 Rabindranath Tagore's novels made into films

There cannot be a second Rabindranath Tagore.

Cannes 2022: Masks, COVID-19 tests not mandatory for guests

04 May 2022

Entertainment
Cannes 2022: Masks, COVID-19 tests not mandatory for guests

The Cannes Film Festival will not require its attendees to wear face masks or carry any health pass this year.

On Satyajit Ray's birth-anniversary, know how he discovered Sharmila Tagore

02 May 2022

Entertainment
On Satyajit Ray's birth-anniversary, know how he discovered Sharmila Tagore

Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray is known for his multi-faceted talent and his evergreen creations.

Martin Scorsese, Istvan Szabo to be honored at IFFI Goa

22 Oct 2021

Entertainment
Martin Scorsese, Istvan Szabo to be honored at IFFI Goa

The 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is round the corner and will be held in Goa (permanent location).

Awards, exhibition to mark director Chidananda Dasgupta's birth centenary

16 Aug 2021

Entertainment
Awards, exhibition to mark director Chidananda Dasgupta's birth centenary

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.

Amid mixed reactions, Satyajit Ray's son opens up about 'Ray'

28 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Amid mixed reactions, Satyajit Ray's son opens up about 'Ray'

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.

Netflix brings Satyajit Ray's stories to life in 'Ray' teaser

30 May 2021

Entertainment
Netflix brings Satyajit Ray's stories to life in 'Ray' teaser

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.

Netflix anthology series 'Ray' to stream from June 25

29 May 2021

Entertainment
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.

Shah Rukh Khan to grace 26th Kolkata film festival inauguration

07 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Shah Rukh Khan to grace 26th Kolkata film festival inauguration

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.

Film stars who bid adieu this year

25 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Film stars who bid adieu this year

One year ago, nobody would have believed this list.

'Feluda' coronavirus test: A game-changer in India's fight against COVID-19?

20 Nov 2020

India
'Feluda' coronavirus test: A game-changer in India's fight against COVID-19?

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.

COVID-19: Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee shifted to intensive care

10 Oct 2020

Entertainment
COVID-19: Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee shifted to intensive care

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.

'Dil Bechara' is now highest-rated Indian movie on IMDb

25 Jul 2020

Entertainment
'Dil Bechara' is now highest-rated Indian movie on IMDb

Late beloved actor Sushant Singh Rajput's final movie Dil Bechara is looking to break all plausible and enviable records out there.

Anubhav Sinha says he had enough, 'resigns' from Bollywood

22 Jul 2020

Entertainment
Anubhav Sinha says he had enough, 'resigns' from Bollywood

Amid the raging insider-outsider debate in the entertainment fraternity, tempers continue to soar among its members.

Navratri 2019: Five Bollywood actresses who love celebrating Durga Puja

06 Oct 2019

Entertainment
Navratri 2019: Five Bollywood actresses who love celebrating Durga Puja

The 9-day Navratri festivities have almost come to an end.

If Indian actors (non-Bollywood) were playing 'GoT' characters

24 Apr 2019

Entertainment
If Indian actors (non-Bollywood) were playing 'GoT' characters

The cast of Game of Thrones has some of the distinguished actors. It is honestly impossible to envision anyone else playing their roles.

Mamata Banerjee's photo with 'Famous Bengali Legends' sparks outrage

08 Mar 2019

Politics
Mamata Banerjee's photo with 'Famous Bengali Legends' sparks outrage

The presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on a billboard titled 'Famous Bengali Legends' has sparked outrage.

Will definitely make a Bengali film one day: Shoojit Sircar

23 Feb 2019

Entertainment
Will definitely make a Bengali film one day: Shoojit Sircar

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.

#RIPMrinalSen: Legendary Bengali filmmaker dies of heart attack

30 Dec 2018

Entertainment
#RIPMrinalSen: Legendary Bengali filmmaker dies of heart attack

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.

Delhi: Navrasa Duende's 'Classic Movie Festival' 2nd edition begins June-22

11 Jun 2018

Delhi
Delhi: Navrasa Duende's 'Classic Movie Festival' 2nd edition begins June-22

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.

Term 'Bollywood' is derogatory, according to this BJP leader

02 Jun 2018

Politics
Term 'Bollywood' is derogatory, according to this BJP leader

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'.

Had no idea about lip-syncing in debut film: Sharmila Tagore

30 Apr 2018

Entertainment
Had no idea about lip-syncing in debut film: Sharmila Tagore

Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore recalls she had no idea about lip-syncing when a playback song was being played in her debut Hindi film.

Iranian director Majidi feels real-life is missing in Indian films

16 Apr 2018

Entertainment
Iranian director Majidi feels real-life is missing in Indian films

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.

India has one of the greatest film cultures: Christopher Nolan

01 Apr 2018

Entertainment
India has one of the greatest film cultures: Christopher Nolan

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.

Shashi took Rs. 101 as signing-amount for 'New Delhi Times'

27 Feb 2018

Entertainment
Shashi took Rs. 101 as signing-amount for 'New Delhi Times'

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.

Happy Birthday Premchand: Your memories live on!

31 Jul 2017

Entertainment
Happy Birthday Premchand: Your memories live on!

Some of us may know him from our old Hindi textbooks. Some may even have heard his name mentioned among other stalwarts of Hindi literature.

India at Cannes: Despite media attention, have we succeeded?

25 May 2017

Entertainment
India at Cannes: Despite media attention, have we succeeded?

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.

Revisiting and not "remembering" Satyajit Ray on his birthday

02 May 2017

Entertainment
Revisiting and not "remembering" Satyajit Ray on his birthday

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."