Here is a birthday tribute to the maestro, Satyajit Ray, and to his incredible contribution to world cinema that still inspires generations of film lovers and cinema enthusiasts around the world
Here’s a quick trivia on Ray:
Ray is perhaps the first and the only filmmaker who was associated with every department of film-making, be it storyboarding, costume-designing, cinematography, script writing, dialogue writing, editing, directing and even music direction and background music.
His first colour film, Kanchenjunga (1962) is considered the first Indian anthology film.
The Satyajit Ray-Soumitra Chatterjee combine that gave 14 classics to Indian cinema is often considered in the same league as the successful actor-director duos like Mifune-Kurosawa
He was awarded the honorary Doctorate by Oxford University, the second film personality to receive the honour after Charlie Chaplin.
Darjeeling Limited, a film by Wes Anderson, is dedicated to Satyajit Ray – the music of the film is conceived as a tribute to the music Ray used in his films.
He revived the Bengali magazine, Sandesh, which was started by his grandfather and served as the editor of the same.
Here is a birthday tribute to the maestro, Satyajit Ray, and to his incredible contribution to world cinema that still inspires generations of film lovers and cinema enthusiasts around the world.
Ashish Avikunthak, whose recent film ‘Aapothkalin Trikalika’ is set to premier at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival’s Forum section, speaks on his art form of making cinema.
The French embassy in New Delhi celebrated “Befikre”, the first Bollywood film shot entirely in France. The movie stars Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor took part in the launch of the Spring-Summer 2017 couture collection of DIVA’NI, helmed by Sanya Dhir, who designed the costumes for the film. Directed and produced by Aditya Chopra, “Befikre” was supported by various French official and tourism bodies and shot in Paris, notably in the famous Lido cabaret and on the Bateaux Parisiens cruise, in Picardy and in Cannes, for almost 2 months. It employed 80 French technicians and generated nearly 6 million euros of spending. Now everyone expect a huge boost of outbound Indian tourism to France, once the movie is released worldwide on December 9.
Exploring the relevance of Shakespeare and his plays in India is undoubtedly a challenging affair. While most of the theatres staged in Kolkata are predominantly in Bengali, the recent English production of As You like It by Rajat Kapoor drew audience from diverse platforms.
After the success of his previous adaptations of Shakespeare, the renowned actor and theatre director adapted the sunny Shakespearean comedy and called it – I don’t Like it As you like it. With the likes of Vinay Pathak and Cyrus Sahukar in the line-up of actors along with other talented artists of the country, the play explores the Shakespeare comedy in the perspective of clowns.
Cinemawala is Kaushik Ganguly’s tribute to the celluloid and a deep insight into the changing practices of film exhibition with the advent of the digital revolution…
He is not a typical Indian hero. He doesn’t really have any signature move. But every time when Irrfan Khan comes on screen, he manages to captivate the audience with his natural histrionics. The actor, who went on to do dark roles in Indian cinema, has made a mark on the international map too in … Continue reading Interview of Irrfan Khan →
Ariane Mnouchkine, grande dame du théâtre français et mondial, fondatrice du Théâtre du Soleil en banlieue parisienne, est en Inde jusqu’en janvier prochain. Elle organise à Pondichéry des ateliers avec des comédiens venus de toute l’Inde, pour développer un esprit de troupe et d’improvisation et travaille aussi à un projet de nouvelle pièce. Rencontre avec … Continue reading Théâtre en Inde →
Known as crusader of political cinema, filmmaker Prakash Jha has introduced political films into the mainstream Bollywood. From Mrityudand to Satyagraha, he has made movies that voice the angst of common people. Being in Paris to attend the film festival Extravagant India, Jha took some time off to speak with Media India Group about his … Continue reading Interview of Prakash Jha →