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Satyajit Ray remembers Ritwik Ghatak

Satyajit Ray remembers the visionary Bengali filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak & his fine cinematic mastery after his demise.
Satyajit Ray talking about Debabrata Biswas

Satyajit Ray speaks about Debabrata Biswas
What Mozart Means to Me

Radio interview of Satyajit Ray in English by Bulbul Sarkar.
Satyajit Ray on music (interviewed by Pierre -Andre Boutang, 1989 Part III

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On Uttam Kumar

Satyajit Ray talking about Uttam Kumar
Ray's View on Madhabi Mukherjee

Minute Choyek Chaya Chobi

Minute Choyek ChayaChobi
A Bengali Documentary on "Ghost Dance Sequence"
A Psychedelic Ghost dance from Satyajit Ray's Gupi Gayen Bhagha Bayen.

Reference
Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye : The Biography of a Master Film-maker Book by W. Andrew Robinson
"Ekhon Satyajit" Magazine
"Sanglap" Journal

Music 
Satyajit Ray
Abraham Mazumder 
Bhooter Bhobishyot (Sound Effect)
Babu Sarkar

Concept & Creation
Arka Sanyal
&
Soumi Datta

A KHANDATA INITIATIVE

Ustad Salamat Ali Khanin Satyajit Ray's film Jalsaghar

Ustad Salamat Ali Khan singing, and moving like a snake, both beautiful, and in a beautiful, sorrowful film.

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my life with satyajit ray'

Satyajit Ray directs his first film ‘Pather Panchali’ and, by opening his eyes on his country’s realities, breaks every convention of Indian cinema. At his death in 1992, Satyajit Ray left a legacy of more than 30 films which have placed him as one of the most rewarded filmmakers in the story of the cinema. For 25 years, the photographer Nemai Ghosh followed Ray as his shadow, and recorded almost every moment of Ray's private and cinematic life. He has a collection of more than 90.000 photographs, all related to Ray. His camera has captured Ray writing scripts, designing sets and costumes, composing music, sketching every detail of his films. "While carrying out my duties as the still photographer, I would click at Ray's every move in my spare time. As Ray was creating history on and off the sets, I felt I had to chronicle that history through my camera”. In this film, Nemai Ghosh reflects upon the history of this great passion that lasted over 25 years…
Om Puri on Satyajit Ray

Om Puri's speech on Satyajit Ray in a program by National School of Drama and Sahitya Akademi, Delhi after his demise.

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Javed Akhtar delivers Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture

Javed Akhtar, introduced by Dhritiman Chaterji, delivers the Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture, organized by Satyajit Ray Society, on 3 May 2009 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
Ray A Renaissance Man | Utpal Dutta

The pioneering figure in Modern Indian theatre & Cinema Utpal Dutt's speech on Satyajit Ray in a program by National School of Drama and Sahitya Akademi, Delhi after his demise.
Soumitra Chatterjee on working with Satyajit Ray

Soumitra Chatterjee says "Well, to be more exact this commercial acceptance came from my second film which I did. That was not with Mr. Ray that was with Hungry Stone, the Tagore story which was a super hit." 

An icon of Bengali cinema and one of the most venerated actors in the country, Soumitra Chatterjee has immortalised a plethora of characters over the course of a career spanning around six decades. A recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and French government`s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres honour, the National Film Award-winning actor is perhaps best known for his association with legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, with whom he worked in as many as 14 films. 

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Shyam Benegal on Satyajit Ray

Shyam Benegal discusses how Satyajit Ray influenced him

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