'Hope Feluda series brings back audiences to Bengali films'

 In the wake of dwindling audiences for Bengali movies, filmmaker Sandip Ray banked on big screen adaptation of master storyteller Satyajit Ray's Feluda novels to bring back audiences to the regional cinema.

Satyajit Ray felt filmmakers must be connected to reality: Govind Nihalani

Recalling the criticism levelled against legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray for shying away from real and political issues, National Award-winning director Govind Nihalani said the icon took it in his stride and later acknowledged the fact that filmmakers must be connected to reality.

Satyajit Ray inspired me: photographer Nemai Ghosh

Known as legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray's photographer, veteran lensman Nemai Ghosh acknowledged the icon's inspiration was the reason his images were so "lively".

Keanu Reeves finds Satyajit Ray's films 'incredible'
Keanu Reeves finds Satyajit Ray's films 'incredible'

:Keanu Reeves has revealed that he find films by legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray incredible, and had got to know India only through his work.

Santoor sounds to ring in next Feluda flick

 Not the jingle of bells, but the soulful sounds of the santoor will follow sleuth Feluda - the hugely popular character created by master storyteller Satyajit Ray - during his adventures in the Bengali film "Badshahi Angti" (The Emperor's Ring) set for release this Christmas.

Satyajit Ray's science fiction hero in Bengal's school curriculum

 Satyajit Ray's ever popular science fiction character "Professor Shonku" and his adventures will form part of West Bengal's school curriculum from next year.

Sand artist creates sculpture of Satyajit Ray at Cannes

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand sculpture of legendary film maker-writer Satyajit Ray on a beach in Cannes during the 11-day International Cannes Film Festival, which began Thursday.

A Ravi Shankar film that did not happen

They were great friends and went on to work on four projects but Satyajit Ray`s plan to make a short film on his musician friend Ravi Shankar remained a wish unfulfilled.

My private life nobody`s business, says Waheeda Rehman

Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, who has done a number of memorable films with Guru Dutt, today refused to talk about her reported relationship with the late film director.

Waheeda Rehman was against wearing bikini and changing name

Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman today said that she was clear on two things when she started her film career - one that she will not wear a bikini and other that she would not change her name as was the phenomenon at that point of a time.

World thinks Indian cinema all about song and dance: Scholar

After the death of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray in 1992, the rest of the world thinks India only makes song-and-dance spectaculars, according to a British film scholar.

Owe him everything: Sharmila, Soumitra on Satyajit Ray

Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore Tuesday expressed awe that every time they watch his films, there`s always something new to learn.

Suchitra Sen: The era ends!

Satyajit Ray, in his obituary for Uttam Kumar, had once written, “Every other Bengali film had him (Uttam Kumar) in the lead, usually paired with Suchitra Sen. This was a romantic team which for durability and width of acceptance had few equals in world cinema.”

My upbringing influenced my choices: Shabana Azmi

Veteran film star Shabana Azmi said Saturday her family and the way she was brought up influenced her selection of movies across all genres.

Amitabh Bachchan, `3 Idiots` iconic in Japan too: Japanese director

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Rajkumar Hirani`s `3 Idiots` are not just popular icons in India, but in Japan too, says Korean-born Japanese filmmaker Lee Sang-il.

Shah Rukh Khan says he`ll learn Bengali from Jaya Bachchan

Shah Rukh Khan Sunday said he would learn Bengali from actress-politician Jaya Bachchan to be a "true Bengali".

Waiting for Indian talent in American films to win Oscar: Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan, whose directorial `Vishwaroopam` was in the race with other films for India`s official entry to Academy Awards this year, is not disappointed at losing the opportunity.

Have seen almost all Satyajit Ray classics: Radhika Apte

Having watched Pather Panchali at a younger age, and seen Satyajit Ray`s other works, actor Radhika Apte finds the Bengali independent directors are more influenced by the "rich cultural content" of the place.

Oscar Academy to screen Ray`s Apu trilogy

To celebrate the restoration of 19 Satyajit Ray films, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen new prints of the filmmaker`s renowned `Apu Trilogy` next month in the US.

Good literature certainly does have an impact on the way you look at life: Aparna Sen

The beauty with the brains spoke about the people who have moulded her into the person she is now and much more.