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Centenary Updates

  • Remembering Ray “1921-Forever” - an online panel discussion conducted by FTII, Pune on the occasion of birth centenary celebrations of Satyajit Ray. Contact outreach officer (outreach@ftii.ac.in) to join the event. Know more: https://twitter.com/FTIIOfficial/status/1392762633879580673?s=08

  • 100 years of #SatyajitRay, online lecture by Mohan Agashe on 7 May 6:00 PM. Elephant and the Blind Man. Know More: https://twitter.com/MinOfCultureGoI/status/1389921075719335939?s=08 #AmritMahotsav #RayToday

  • We are pleased to inform that Films Division is organizing a Film Festival to celebrate the Birth Centenary of legendary film maker, Satyajit Ray from 7th to 9th May, 2021 on the official website. Log on to https://filmsdivision.org to know more & watch the films

  • A true master can never part ways from his patrons. Thus, NFDC is giving a one-time chance to witness his mastery as a part of the legend’s Centenary Birth Anniversary from 2nd till 5th May 2021. His masterpieces like Pather Panchali, Ghare-Baire, Aguntuk, Ganashatru are on board. So, what are you waiting for? Log on to www.cinemasofindia.com and watch for free.

  • The Unvanquished Ray whose contribution has change the sense of Indian Film-making, is captured on Shyam Benegal's lens. The film has been documented over the course of 2 years. Log on to https://filmsdivision.org witness the magic on screen.

  • DIRECTORATE OF FILM FESTIVALS, FILMS DIVISION AND MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS will be organizing Satyajit Ray Film Festivals in India, and abroad through Indian Missions, where films and documentaries by and on Shri Satyajit Ray will be showcased. A Special Retrospective and screening of Shri Ray’s films is being planned at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

  • DIRECTORATE OF FILMS FESTIVALS will be organizing a Special Retrospective at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), 2021. The retrospective will be traveling to prominent international and national film festivals.

  • FILMS DIVISION will be creating a dedicated Satyajit Ray section at the National Museum of Indian Cinema, Mumbai. This Section, which would also travel to different museums in the country over the year, would host memorabilia from Shri Ray’s life in both physical and interactive digital versions, including the best shots from his films, interviews etc.

  • NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVES OF INDIA (NFAI) will do Restoration and Digitization of all the available films and publicity material of Shri Ray. It will also organize a virtual exhibition of the posters of his films.

  • NFDC will organize a film festival on its OTT platform, Cinemas of India, showcasing five of the maestro’s films.

  • SATYAJIT RAY FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE (SRFTI), KOLKATA will be unveiling a statue of Shri Satyajit Ray at its campus. To promote understanding of the filmmaker’s genius, a Course on his work will be taught at the Institute. A package of Shri Ray’s works for children that can be given to schools is also being developed. Inter-college competitions on themes from Ray’s films will also be organised amongst Film schools.

  • THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE will be organising cultural activities and showcasing the various perspectives of Shri Ray’s personality and works in arts and literature.

Centenary Celebrations

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Celebrating Ray on his 100th Birth Anniversary


Cinematographer Subrata Mitra’s association with SatyajitRay was notable. He shot many of Ray’s best-known films, such as the Aputrilogy (1955-1959), Jalsaghar (1958), Mahanagar (1963), Charulata (1964) and Nayak (1966).

Two legends of cinema captured in one frame, SatyajitRay discussing with UttamKumar during the making of Nayak (1966). The film narrates a tale of the life and internal struggles of a hugely popular star on the course of a train journey.

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