Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray would have celebrated his 101 birth anniversary on this day. Satyajit Ray’s cinema has transcended the boundaries of time and every individual who connects to art in any form needs to watch these movies. It was the legend’s birth anniversary last week and we bring you the best of his creations.
There’s beauty in simplicity and Ray’s simple plots, are the epitome of how intense and deep can cinema be.
Ray is counted among the dozen or so great masters of world cinema and is known for his humanistic approach to cinema. He made his films in Bengali, a language spoken in West Bengal, the eastern state of India, and Bangladesh. In 1992, Satyajit Ray received the honorary Academy Award.
“In film after film, he investigates India’s social institutions and the power structures to which they give rise or vice versa. He works out, in concrete terms, the conflicts and issues of his times, both in his own state of Bengal and in the larger Indian nation.
Kurosawa” says Darius Cooper, Author & Film Critic
(From NM archives)