Come and celebrate the greatness of Satyajit Ray at Satyajit Ray Film Festival
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 30: ‘Ray’ lovers get to watch his masterpieces on big screens in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune
Pic Courtesy: Press Information Bureau, Mumbai
On the occasion of commemoration of Satyajit Ray’s Birth Centenary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has initiated various activities to pay tribute to the legendary filmmaker. As part of this, a three-day film festival will be organised at various venues across India. Films made by and made on Satyajit Ray will be screened at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Pune on 2nd, 3rd & 4th May 2022
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Ray’s Bouquet of Films
Besides, premiering Aparajito , slated to release on the 13th may, the other films include NFDC’s Agantuk, Ghare Baire, Ganashatru directed by Satyajit Ray & Music of Satyajit Ray directed by Utpalendu Chakraborty, Nemai Ghosh – A Ray of Light directed by Anirban Mitra & Tirtho Dasgupta, Films Divisions documentaries & shorts Inner Eye, Rabindranath Tagore are directed by Satyajit Ray, Satyajit Ray directed by Shyam Benegal, Creative Artists of India – Satyajit Ray, directed by B.D. Garga, NFAI’s newly restored films Sonar Kella, Seemabadha, Hirak Rajar Deshe all directed by Satyajit Ray, Government of West Bengal’s Pather Panchali print from the Academy Film Archive’s landmark restoration of the film from negatives nearly lost in a fire is screening. Also films produced by Independent filmmakers Aparajito, Jalsaghar both directed by Satyajit Ray.
Aparajito (Dir: Anik Dutta) – 150 Min Independent
Only at NMIC
Agantuk (Dir: Satyajit Ray) – 115 Min NFDC -
Creative Artists of India - Satyajit Ray (Dir: B D Garga) - 14 Min FD
Jalsaghar (Dir: Satyajit Ray) - 100 Min Independent
Nemai Ghosh - A Ray of Light (Dir: Anirban Mitra & Tirtha Dasgupta) - 48 Min NFDC
Music of Satyajit Ray (Dir: Utpalendu Chakraborty) - 51 Min NFDC
Rabindranath Tagore (Dir: Satyajit Ray) - 54 Min FD
Aparajito (Dir: Satyajit Ray) - 127 Min Independent
(Part of Apu-Triology)
Satyajit Ray (Dir: Shyam Benegal) - 136 Min FD
Inner Eye (Dir:Satyajit Ray) - 20 Min FD
Government of West Bengal
Pather Panchali (Dir: Satyajit Ray) - 126 Min Govt. of West Bengal (Part of Apu-Triology)
at all Venues
Ghare Baire (Dir: Satyajit Ray) - 140 Min NFDC
Ganashatru (Dir: Satyajit Ray) - 95 Min NFDC
Sadgati (Dir: Satyajit Ray) - 52 Min Doordarshan
Sonar Kella (Dir: Satyajit Ray) -136 Min - NFAI
Hirak Rajar Deshe (Dir: Satyajit Ray) - 118 Min - NFAI
Seemabadha (Dir: Satyajit Ray) 113 Min - NFAI
National Museum of Indian Cinema, Mumbai in association with National Film Development Corporation, Films Division, National Film Archive of India & Doordarshan and supported by Government of West Bengal and Aurora Film Corporation & Friends Communication is organizing the Film Festival. The Satyajit Ray film festival will begin with the red carpet and Shri Shyam Benegal will inaugurate the Satyajit Ray’s semi-permanent Gallery on 2nd May 2022 at 10:00 AM.
National Museum of Indian Cinema, Auditorium I & II, Films Division, 24, Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg (Peddar Road),
Mumbai – 400026, Maharashtra Tel :- 23551461/23551463
Films Division Auditorium, 1, Mahadev Road, Connaught Place,
New Delhi - 110001. Tel :- 011-23716213
Tagore Film Centre, Music College Road, State Bank of India Colony, Raja Annamalai Puram,
Chennai – 600028, Tamil Nadu Tel :- 044 2462 2939
Indian Museum, Ministry of Culture, GOI, 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Fire Brigade, Head Quarter, Dharmatala, Taltal
Kolkata – 700016, West Bengal. Tel :- 033 24235046
Shruthi Auditorium, Films division, B Wing 6th Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sr Administrative officer, Koramangala,
Bangalore – 5600034, Karnataka
National Film Archives of India, NFAI Main Theater / Auditorium, Law college road,
Pune – 411004, Maharashtra. Tel :- 020 29809379
The screenings at all venues is for free. The audiences will get to appreciate a slate of films that celebrate Ray’s life and also experience his celebrated films on big screens.
Managing Director, National Film Development Corporation, (NFDC) India, Mr. Ravinder Bhakar, said that “On the occasion of Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, it is a great honour for us to celebrate the birth centenary & roll out a special gallery at National Museum of Indian Cinema as a tribute to the legendary filmmaker. People have seen Ray's films in some form or the other; yet this time we invite Ray lovers for our handpicked package on the big screens in selected theatres for free in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune from 2nd May to 4th May 2022. The newly restored few by NFAI are a delight to watch.”
The inauguration will be followed by the screening of the opening film at the festival Aparajito, which is its ‘India Premier’.
A panel discussion is scheduled to be held on 4th May 2022 at 4:00 PM post the screening of Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray’s directorial debut feature), the closing film of the festival. The panel discussion shall be live on NFDC’s official Facebook for all audiences especially the cinephiles & aficionados of Ray’s work. The panelists will be Shyam Benegal, Barun Chanda (actor from Ray’s Seemabadh) & Shantanu Moitra; it will be moderated by Shankhayan Ghosh.