About Satyajit Ray

Ray framing a shot ©Nemai Ghosh
Ray framing a shot ©Nemai Ghosh

A Brief Introduction to Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray, an Indian filmmaker and among the dozen or so great masters of world cinema, is known for his humanistic approach to cinema. A true auteur, Ray directly controlled many aspects of filmmaking. Read More»

Apu Trilogy

The Apu trilogy established Satyajit Ray as one of the greatest films directors in the world. All the three films are based on a two-volume novel by the Bengali writer, Bibhuti Bhusan Bannerji. Read More»

Ray on Ray

This section comprises Ray’s views about his films, his craft and cinema in general. These are excerpts from his interview to Cineaste magazine. Read More»

Critics on Ray

“Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon”, said Akira Kurosawa, the great master of Japanese cinema. A collection of excerpts and quotes by well-known film critics, filmmakers and others… Read More»

Regular Cast & Crew

Satyajit Ray began with a group of actors and technicians who were largely newcomers to film. Through out his long career of about 37 years and 36 films, his crew changed a little. He had the same editor for all his films, just three cinematographers, and two art directors. Read More»

Awards

Satyajit Ray received numerous awards, both personal and for the films he made. This section contains an extensive list of the awards and honors Ray received. Read More»

Satyajit Ray ©Nemai Ghosh
Satyajit Ray ©Nemai Ghosh
Satyajit Ray ©Nemai Ghosh
Satyajit Ray ©Nemai Ghosh
Satyajit Ray ©Nemai Ghosh
Satyajit Ray ©Nemai Ghosh