Satyajit Ray, the man behind the famous films Pather Panchali in the mid-1950s and Agantuk in the 1990s, has played an extremely important role in how the world has looked at Indian cinema. Apart from being a world famous film maker, he is also a bestselling author of novel and short stories. His writings are a very productive take on cinema. This book is an intuitive writing on film. He has written about the art and craft involved in cinema, writes an ode to the genre of silent cinema, discusses the problems involved in adapting literary works in films and pays a tribute to filmmakers like Jean Luc Godard and Uttam Kumar. The reader also gets a peek into his experiences at film festivals, both as the jury and a contestant.
About Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray was an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and short-story writer. Noted as one of the finest auteurs in world cinema, he is best remembered for his feature length films, including Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apur Sansar, Devi andCharulata.
He was awarded several awards for his work, including an Academy Award and the Bharat Ratna. His literary works include his Feluda stories, for which he is best remembered in literary circles.