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).
Satyajit Ray was about to make a science fiction film with Peter Sellers & Marlon Brando. It was titled as ‘The Alien’. The unproduced film was said to be based around a spaceship that lands in rural Bengal.
Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977) brilliantly develops a historical canvas & parallels British colonial expansion during the 19th century with a story of two noblemen obsessed with chess. A photograph from Behind The Scene of the movie featuring Satyajit Ray with Sanjeev Kumar.
An integral part of Ray’s influences and ideas on cinema were Painting, Music, and Literature. This is a snap of the master’s excerpt, 'Calm Without, Fire Within' from the book 'Our Films, Their Films.'