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100 years of Satyajit Ray

100 years of Satyajit Ray

May 2nd, 2021

For 100 beautiful years,  Satyajit Ray has sketched the immortal characters of Feluda, and lots more which rules every Bengali heart till date. Started his career in an advertising firm and found inspiration in the field of direction Satyajit Ray always had a unique way to coordinate things that result in perfection.


100 years of Satyajit Ray

 

There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be. Ray always had his interest in the fine arts. In 1940, on his mother's insistence, he went to study at Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan and learned Oriental art.

100 years of Satyajit Ray

While working on a book cover design company, Ray worked on a children's version of Pather Panchali, a classic Bengali novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay. After designing the cover and illustrating the book, Ray was deeply influenced by the work. He used it as the subject of his first film and featured his illustrations as shots in his legendary film.

100 years of Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray made the impossible happen by completing the movie Pather Panchali. Why? Ray used his finances, with a cast of amateur actors and a crew who were first-timers, he pulled off the movie really well. Apart from directing the movie, he was solely responsible for scripting, casting, scoring, editing and designed the credit titles and the publicity material of the movie. Finally, his hard work got paid off when the film went on to win eleven international awards including the Best Human Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival in 1956. 

100 years of Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray filmed two great detectives characters of all time - Feluda and Byomkesh Bakshi. After the release of the film Charulata, Satyajit Ray wrote the first draft of a short story, which featured a young boy, barely into his teens, describing the superlative analytical and detection powers of his older cousin brother, Prodosh Chandra Mitra. Taposh, the young boy narrates the entire adventure series with a comical screenplay in it. Whereas, the character of Byomkesh Bakshi directed by Satyajit Ray was the total opposite to it. Imagine, a man directed two every green sleuth character in his life isn't enough to praise his creativity!

100 years of Satyajit Ray

On his 100th birth anniversary, we want to thank him for taking Indian cinema to another level of success.