Satyajit Ray

  • Satyajit Ray's 1963 classic 'Mahanagar' to be re-released on April 18 16-04-2014 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: Satyajit Ray's 1963 classic Mahanagar - a sensitive portrayal of a housewife who challenges her traditionalist family by getting a job - has been digitally restored and is set to be re-released after 50 years. The film, starring Madhabi Mukherjee in the lead, charts the emerging class of...
  • Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan are loved internationally: Amitabh Bachchan 15-04-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has travelled the world, meeting cinema icons from all over. He feels happy at the growing reach of Indian movies and says younger stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan deserve the credit for realising their potential globally and pushing it in...
  • Waheeda Rehman: My private life should remain private 14-04-2014 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: Satyajit Ray had first thought of adapting R K Narayan's "Guide" into a film with Waheeda Rehman in the lead but destiny had other ideas as Vijay Anand went on to make the movie, considered to be among the classics, says a new book on the veteran actress....
  • 'Apur Panchali' has elements of Ray trilogy: Kaushik Ganguly 12-04-2014 11:03 AM

    Kolkata: Dubbing 'Apur Panchali' as a collage of Satyajit Ray trilogy 'Pather Panchali', 'Apur Sansar' and 'Aparajito', director Kaushik Ganguly says he has gone further by chronicling the life of the child actor. "'Apur Panchali' is inspired by the life of child Apu - Subir Bandyopadhyay who went into oblivion...
  • The inventions of Professor Shonku: It's time someone invented the coffee pill 15-02-2014 12:18 PM

    Among all the characters scripted by author and director Satyajit Ray, none is as loved as elderly scientist Professor Shonku. The Bengali science fiction hero, whose real name is Trilokeshwar Shonku, is an inventor by profession. Professor Shonku is a resident of Giridih, has a male-servant named Prahllad and a...
  • We owe him everything: Sharmila, Soumitra on Satyajit Ray 29-01-2014 11:19 AM

    Kolkata: Fondly reminiscing their relationship with their 'mentor' and legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, veteran actors Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore Tuesday expressed awe that every time they watch his films, there's always something new to learn. Privileged to have worked with the master in the early phases of their career,...
  • 'Thackeray Mansion' is a celebration of past and present 28-01-2014 11:31 PM

    Mani Sankar Mukherji, or Sankar, as he is better known, is a very popular Bengali writer, with a number of titles to his credit, two of which were converted into movies by the renowned film-maker, Satyajit Ray. Sankar's sequel to Chowringhee is 'Thackeray Mansion', which is the third book based...
  • Suchitra Sen (1931 - 2014): Forever young 17-01-2014 02:59 PM

    And the other half passes away. It was 2009, College Street in Kolkata. I was searching for old Bengali magazines from the 60s and the 70s, while researching for my book, 'Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen - Bengali Cinema's First Couple'. I asked a magazine vendor, "Dada Suchitra Sen er...
  • Remembering Farooq Sheikh: Watch 5 of his memorable films 28-12-2013 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh died of a sudden cardiac arrest in Dubai late on Friday. Born on March 25, 1948, Sheikh started his Bollywood career in 1973 with the classic 'Garm Hava' and later excelled in both parallel and mainstream cinema. Over the years, he became known for...
  • Satyajit Ray's 'Sonar Kella' to be recreated in Kolkata 18-12-2013 04:25 PM

    Kolkata: Jaisalmer Fort, which featured in Satyajit Ray's film as 'Sonar Kella' (the golden fort), would be recreated at the Salt Lake stadium here in a cultural festival. "The helipad ground in Salt Lake stadium will be decorated in such a way that it would look like 'Sonar Kella'. The...
  • I hope to work with some great Bengali directors: Kareena 19-11-2013 10:02 AM

    Kolkata: Keen to follow the footsteps of her mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore, actress Kareena Kapoor wants to work in Bengali film industry. "Satyajit Ray was one such director with whom my mother-in-law had the opportunity to work in so many films. I also hope to be able to work with some...
  • International Children's Film Fest begins in Hyderabad 14-11-2013 11:29 AM

    Hyderabad: Promising to be a rich ensemble of films from across the globe, the 18th International Children's Film Festival of India (ICFFI) would get underway here. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy would inaugurate the week-long event in the presence of Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tiwari,...
  • TV serials have brought down India's cultural level: Adoor Gopalakrishnan 13-11-2013 11:00 AM

    Kolkata: Advising young filmmakers to develop their own style and imbibe a lot from music, theatre and reading, Malayalam filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan Tuesday criticised Indian television for having 'brought down the cultural level of the country'. Speaking to reporters at the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) that began Sunday,...
  • Filmmakers can't ignore Durga puja: Mahesh Bhatt 12-10-2013 03:02 PM

    Kolkata: Describing Durga Puja as one enchanting background for films, director Mahesh Bhatt terms Ray classic Devi as one unforgettable film he will never leave behind. "I remember one film. Satyajit Ray's 'Devi' which has Durga Puja as background. It was captivating," the 'Saaransh' maker told PTI after inaugurating the...
  • Uttam Kumar: The most cherished yet unsung hero of Bengali cinema 03-09-2013 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Uttam Kumar was born on September 3, 1926 as Arun Kumar Chatterjee but was probably destined to be the Mahanayak. The kind of following he enjoyed in Bengal and Bangladesh till his last day (July 24, 1980), was unthinkable for many of his contemporaries in Bengali cinema. In...
  • 50 years of Ray's 'Mahanagar': How relevant is it today? 30-08-2013 01:08 PM

    New Delhi: Thanks to various scholarly researches and internet, Satyajit Ray continues to escalate the ladder of respect. The younger generation might not have seen many of his films but they don't dare to criticise Ray's films just for the sake of criticising. It has probably happened in last fifteen...
  • Oscar Academy to screen Satyajit Ray's Apu trilogy 16-08-2013 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: To celebrate the restoration of 19 Satyajit Ray films, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen new prints of the filmmaker's renowned 'Apu Trilogy' next month in the US. The two-evening screening series kicks off with a double feature of 1955's 'Pather Panchali' and 1956's...
  • Pranji deserved a more hefty send-off: Shatrughan Sinha 15-07-2013 04:23 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha was dismayed to see the poor turn-out at the funeral of legendary actor Pran, the Bollywood villain audiences loved to hate. "I saw very few people from the film industry. A man who gave 70 years of his life to the film industry deserved a much...
  • I wrote to Satyajit Ray that I would love to work with him: Vidya 14-07-2013 03:16 PM

    Kolkata: Desperate to act in films since her childhood days, Bollywood star Vidya Balan had once written to legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray requesting him for a role. "He was not keeping well then. I wrote to him saying please get well soon and I would love to work with you...
  • Leading a disciplined life is key to fitness: Soumitra 05-05-2013 11:13 AM

    Kolkata: Refusing to commit if he considered the present trend of Bengali film industry as a real turn-around, Ray's favourite actor, thespian Soumitra Chatterjee today said but he believed in keeping himself busy in all the genres of flicks. Averse to tag a label like turnaround or buyoancy to the...
  • Satyajit Ray: The unparalleled genius 03-05-2013 05:43 PM

    Delhi will witness a retrospective on Satyajit Ray at the film festival which will also showcase an eclectic mix of old classics, and contemporary films such as Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 and 2 and the much awaited 'Bombay Talkies'. ...
  • Satyajit Ray's 92nd birthday: Maverick director's best films 02-05-2013 06:52 PM

    Satyajit Ray was born on May 2, 1921. He is considered one of the greatest filmmakers of his time. ...
  • Friday Release: 10 reasons why you should watch 'Bombay Talkies' 02-05-2013 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: May 3 is an important day for Indian cinema. It is the day when the country got a new religion to follow, it is the day when Indians got introduced to the magic of films. Hundred years back, Dadasaheb Phalke had released his first feature film 'Raja Harishchandra'...
  • Satyajit Ray's legacy continues to inspire filmmakers: Swapan Mullick 02-05-2013 04:44 PM

    Swapan Mullick, film critic and former director of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on on Satyajit Ray's 92nd birth anniversary. Q. Which movie do you think is his worst movie? Asked by: Kamya A. Ray never fell below the standard he...
  • Satyajit Ray was very lyrical, says Soumitra Chatterjee 02-05-2013 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: A great celluloid story needs a brilliant storyteller, and the storyteller needs outstanding actors to bring the characters to life. Satyajit Ray, the man who made the values of Indian films recognisable to the world, also had a muse in Soumitra Chatterjee. Chatterjee, in return, tried his best...
  • Google doodles Satyajit Ray's 92nd birthday 02-05-2013 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray was today honoured on his 92nd birthday by popular search engine Google by presenting a doodle showing a scene from his iconic movie 'Pather Panchali'. The doodle shows a famous scene from the movie where Apu, the protagonist, runs along with his sister Durga...