SATYAJIT RAY – a name that echoes all that we Bongs love – films, music, art, detectives, science fiction, short stories and his beautiful illustrations. Today we celebrate the maestro’s 92nd birthday with a collection of the iconic movie posters he designed for his path breaking movies. After all, Ray was a graphic artist to begin with!
GUPI GAYEN BAGHA BAYEN – The loving ghost, the beloved village musicians & Ray’s amazing special effects!
APUR SANSAR – The coming of age of one of Rays’ most romantic characters – Apu!
SHONAR KELLA – Feluda, Topshe, Jotayu & the iconic chase sequence on camelback. Dushtu lok…
HIRAK RAJAR DESHE – Gupi & Bagha made this social satire a joy to watch.
CHARULATA – The genius Ray pays homage to the genius of Tagore. And those binoculars of Charu!
JOY BABA FELUNATH – Feluda & Captain Spark fight crime on the banks of the holy Ganga.
NAYAK – The magnum opus of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar – A superstar playing the coolest role of his life!
SIMABADDHA – The perfect portrayal of life in a metropolitan city through the eyes of a young bourgeois.
DEVI – Rays celebration of the mother goddess.
JALSHAGHAR – Ray’s salute to the decadent days of zamindars, their fall to poverty & the last remnants of illusions of grandeur.
PARASH PATHAR – The Philosopher’s stone & how it wrecked havoc in a simple man’s life.
GANASHATRU – Ray creates Ibsen for the Bengali audience.
AGANTUK – WANDERLUST & that baritone of Utpal Dutta!
KAPURUSH – The dark twin of Mahapurush.
MAHAPURUSH – Superbly comical satire aimed at the pretentious gurus we fall prey to.
ARYANNER DIN RATRI – Youth, lust, friction, friendship & a forest – perfect recipe for a taut drama. Simi Grewal as a tribal girl was oh so lovely!
PROTIDWANDI – The adversary – city life lived by a youth torn between his ideals and his need for a job.
KANCHENJUNGA – Darjeeling. The haunting tune of the pahari child singing on Mall Road. And Chabi Biswas.
GHORE BAIRE – Tagore & Ray – epicness personified. Also the steamy French kiss that took Bengali cinema by storm.
SATRANJ KE KHILADI – Munshi Premchand wrote this story & Ray put it out into the world of celluloid. The costumes ,sets & the conversation are works of art!
MAHANAGAR – A heart warming sketch of life in Calcutta & how a married couple matures while living through lockouts & heartbreaks. A young Jaya Bachchan is a joy to watch.
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