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.