In conversation with Outlook, director Srijit Mukherji and actors Ali Fazal and Shweta Basu Prasad talk about their experiences in preparing for the ‘Ray’ world.
An artist and a filmmaker celebrate Satyajit Ray’s birth centenary in a quiet way and three stalwarts make a very watchable song to mark Hanuman Jayanti
One of India’s finest filmmakers, Satyajit Ray, was born on this day in 1921.
Director Satyajit Ray chose Chatterjee to act in his political films such as 'Hirak Rajar Deshe' (1980), 'Ghare Baire' (1984) and 'Ganashatru' (1989) to bring various socio-political issues to the fore.
Three puja committees pay tribute to filmmaker Satyajit Ray with a themed celebration
Aranyer Din Ratriis a nuanced, multi- layered 'human document' as indeed all his films are, beginning with his very first film ‘Pather Panchali,’ which won the ‘most moving human document’ award at Cannes in 1956.
De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves (1948) is amongst the works that motivated Ray most deeply. In 1951, he describes this film as a triumphant rediscovery of the fundamentals of cinema.
The despair shown fifty years back is felt across the country today, where we see systematic witch-hunt of poets, writers, students, professors, activists and trade unionists.
In the city of chatter, no other topic has been discussed as much as the chit fund scandal.
How Satyajit Ray both drew upon and ultimately altered Bengali film practice
What can one possibly say to someone to whom one owes so great a debt?
As a huge Feluda fan who discovered the books late in life through a Penguin translation, I was looking forward to more from the First Family of Bengali culture...
The passing of cinematographer Subrata Mitra, in December last year went almost unnoticed. Who would believe that of the man who had enabled Satyajit Ray put India on the world film map with Pather Panchali?
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Dakota DC3 which carried the army to Srinagar air field after Pakistani attackers attacked Kashmir in October 1947, during the re-enactment of incidents that took place in that period, in Srinagar.PTI Photo/S. Irfan
Union Home Minister Amit Shah meets Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar as he is admitted at AIIMS Hospital after testing positive for malaria, in New Delhi.PTI Photo
J & K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha felicitates Rajesh Bhatia, the younger son of Wg Cdr KL Bhatia who was commanding officer of Dakota DC3, during re-enactment of incidents which took place after Pakistani attackers attacked...PTI Photo/S. Irfan
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad and party leader Tejashwi Yadav at a rally ahead of the by-elections in Kusheshwar Asthan assembly constituency, in Darbhanga.PTI Photo
SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.
Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.
How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates