Pather Panchali
Places  /  Published 08.02.22

G.C. Laha: The Esplanade store Satyajit Ray trusted for his Staedtler pencils

“G.C. Laha also had a very quaint and special connection with Baba’s directorial masterpiece, (Pather Panchali). The storyboard of the film, which is the graphic representation of the scre...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty

Lifestyle  /  Published 21.01.22

Still Apu after all these years

Extracted from an essay originally published in Bengali in Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, edited by Arun Sen, Kolkata: Pratikhkhan, 2005. ...
By Translated by Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri

Lifestyle  /  Published 10.11.21

Anik Datta’s Aparajito is inspired by Pather Panchali

Anik Datta’s new film, Aparajito, is inspired by the making of Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, and actor Jeetu Kamal plays Aparajito Ray! Aparajito was the second film of the Apu trilogy. ...
By Arindam Chatterjee

News  /  Published 08.11.21

Barrackpore hall to mark stay of Pather Panchali author

The Bengal government will dedicate a new auditorium to Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay’s memory in an attempt to rekindle the late author’s association with Barrackpore, where he lived for s...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Barrackpore

People  /  Published 12.10.21

In my mind, Durga Puja is inextricably linked with ‘waiting’ — Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Some of the films I love for their representation of Durga Puja or its associations are Pather Panchali, Parama, Utsab. Kaash phool waving in the wind, Durga and Apu running to the puja mandap for pr...
By Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury


Lifestyle  /  Published 08.09.21

Serialised novel: A first for Rushdie, staple format for Bengal classics

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By Upasya Bhowal

Opinion  /  Published 25.05.21

Watching Charulata in Ray’s centenary year

I first saw Charulata in New York, in 1981. In the couple of years I’d been a novice film buff in Calcutta, I’d somehow managed not to see the classic Ray movies; whenever there ...
By Ruchir Joshi

Entertainment  /  Published 01.05.21

Anik Datta set to direct 'Aparajito'

How are you going to deal with the burden of expectations and comparisons that follow anything that has to do with Ray? I am used to this burden that you talk about, of expectations and comparisons fr...
By Arindam Chatterjee

Calcutta  /  Published 18.11.20

Tribute to Fr Roberge, an endless legend

Father Gaston Roberge, a French-Canadian Jesuit priest, had been asking himself since the 1980s why India did not have a new theory of popular films.  It was only in 2010 he got an answer a...
By Fr. J. Felix Raj, SJ in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.11.20

Story behind the 'quick' cut-out

He was supposed to inaugurate the puja that had his debut film as its theme. Instead, the pandal décor ended up adding a visual touch to his last journey. An 18ft cut-out of Soumitra Chatterje...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Kalighat


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