Satyajit Ray has excelled not only in directing, but also in art direction, story writing, screenplay, editing, camera and music.
Satyajit Ray Birth Anniversary: In a word, Satyajit Ray, one of the foremost film directors in the world, is a man of many talents. Even this word is not enough for him. Because he is beyond that! Satyajit Ray has excelled not only in directing, but also in art direction, story writing, screenplay, editing, camera and music. He is one of the most talented painters and writers of all time. Only Satyajit Ray was able to show his expertise in these fields.
Satyajit Ray is not a great person, if only he could show all the poor in the country in movies and win awards! Some say that it is a symbol of their intellectual poverty, said Nanduri Rammohan Rao, the famous editor of the day. That is why Satyajit Ray never thought that he had made and is making great works of art. His favorite is that everyone wants to see his pictures. He is an inspiration to many directors! No other director has been able to screen Satyajit Ray’s hatreds, emotions and tragedies. He has made 27 films with various themes. There are a total of 37 short films and documentaries.
Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta exactly 101 years ago. Studied Economics at Presidency College. Rabindranath Tagore, who was close to his family, went to Santiniketan in 1940-41 to study painting when he was still alive. His interest in movies and gramophone records did not allow him to stay in Santiniketan for long. Returned to Calcutta in 1942. From 1943 he worked for a long time in a British advertising company. After that came the movies. Satyajit Ray’s grandfather Upendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury was a good writer. Even the philosopher. His son Sukumar, Satyajit’s father, was a pioneer of nonsense poetry in Bengali. Sukumar died when Satyajit Ray was three years old. With that, Amma Suprabha worked very hard to raise Roy. At his mother’s urging, he went to Visva-Bharati in Santiniketan.
In 1928, Roy decided to make a film based on the novel Pather Panchali by Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay. The script was written. He had earlier played a leading role in founding the Calcutta Film Society. The famous French director who came to Calcutta in 1949, along with Jఁn Renwer, was hungry for new age cinema. Satyajit Ray was influenced by the neo-realist film Bicycle Thieves, directed by Italian director Vittorio D’Sica. All this has increased the interest in the film. Patherpanchali was screened in 1955. Roy made a name for himself abroad with his first film. After that, movies were made once a year. All of them became known as classics. Have become world famous.
Stories taken from some Bengali literature. Others are self-written. Roy also screened the story of Premchand. Not only serious movies .. movies were also made for children. They had a delicate sense of humor and irony. Before the advent of computer fonts, Roy introduced new styles in the Bengali alphabet. Annamata like our Bapu font! Wrote many stories. Also wrote novels. Lots of articles written. Satyajit also wrote science fiction and detective stories. It lit up the film industry for four decades. Recognized as the first Indian to receive the Lifetime Achievement Oscar. He has also received the Bharat Ratna, the highest award from the Government of India.
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