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Satyajit Ray (1921–1992)

Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May second, 1921. His father, Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie Pather Panchali (1955) won several International ... See full bio »

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Pather Panchali
Charulata Writer
The Chess Players
The Big City
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 2014 Badshahi Angti (novel by)
 2014 Chaar (story)
 2013 Feluda (Short) (original novel)
 2012 Jekhane Bhooter Bhoy (story)
 2011 Some Maana (Short) (adaptation)
 2011 Royal Bengal Rahasya (novel)
 2010 Gorosthane Sabdhan (novel)
 2008 Tintorettor Jishu (novel)
 2007 Kailashey Kelenkari (novel)
 2003 Bombaiyer Bombete (novel)
 2000 Dr. Munshir Diary (TV Movie) (based on a story by)
 1999 Golapi Mukta Rahasya (TV Movie) (story)
 1996 Baksha Rahasya (story)
 1996 Gosainpur Sargaram (TV Movie) (story)
 1995 Target
 1994 Uttoran (screenplay) / (story)
 1991 The Stranger (screenplay) / (story)
 1991 Goopy Bagha Phire Elo (story)
 1990 Branches of the Tree (screenplay) / (story)
 1989 An Enemy of the People (screenplay)
 1986 Kissa Kathmandu Kaa (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 1986)
 1984 The Home and the World (screenplay)
 1983 Phatik Chand (novel) / (screenplay)
 1981 Pikoor Diary (TV Short)
 1981 Deliverance (TV Movie) (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1980 Heerak Rajar Deshe (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 Joi Baba Felunath: The Elephant God (novel) / (screenplay)
 1977 The Chess Players (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1976 The Middleman (screenplay)
 1974 The Golden Fortress (screenplay) / (story)
 1973 Distant Thunder (screenplay)
 1972 The Inner Eye (Documentary short)
 1971 Sikkim (Documentary)
 1971 Company Limited (screenplay)
 1970 Baksa Badal (screenplay)
 1970 The Adversary (screenplay)
 1970 Days and Nights in the Forest (screenplay)
 1969 The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (screenplay)
 1967 The Zoo (screenplay)
 1966 Nayak: The Hero (screenplay) / (story)
 1965 The Coward (screenplay)
 1965 The Holy Man (screenplay)
 1964 Charulata (scenario) / (screenplay)
 1963 The Big City (scenario) / (screenplay)
 1962 Abhijaan (screenplay)
 1962 Kanchenjungha (story and screenplay)
 1961 Rabindranath Tagore (Documentary)
 1961 Teen Kanya (screenplay)
 1960 The Goddess (screenplay)
 1959 The World of Apu (screenplay - as script: in subtitles)
 1958 The Music Room (script)
 1958 Paras-Pathar (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1956 Aparajito (script by: in subtitles)
 1955 Pather Panchali (screenplay)
 1950 Chinnamul (uncredited)
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[on whether or not he is a humanist] Not really. I can't think of being anything else but what is represented by my films. I am not conscious of being a humanist. It's simply that I am interested in human beings. I would imagine that everyone who makes a film is to some extent interested in human beings... I'm slightly irritated (laughs) by this constant reference to humanism in my work - I feel ... See more »


He was an enormous man (about 6' 5" and well over two hundred pounds), having stood nearly a foot taller than the average Indian of his generation. See more »


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