Experience the Magic of Satyajit Ray: 5 Must-Watch Films on His 100th Birth Anniversary
Film enthusiasts across the globe recognize Satyajit Ray as a legendary director of Indian cinema. On the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary, let us remember this once-in-a-century artist who delivered one hit film after another. Ray was a genius filmmaker whose impact extended not only in India but across the world. He was the reason Indian film industry saw many blockbuster films. Satyajit Ray left an indelible mark on Indian cinema, and his movies are considered classics, widely celebrated for their cinematic brilliance and storytelling.
Here are five movies directed by Satyajit Ray that one must watch:
Pather Panchali: This movie is the first part of the famous Apu Trilogy, which portrays the life of Apu from his childhood to adulthood. The movie won several awards, including the Best Human Document award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1956.
Charulata: Charulata is a classic tale of love and betrayal set in the late 19th century. It is considered to be one of Ray's most accomplished works and won the Silver Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1965.
Nayak: Nayak is a film about the struggles of a famous actor who travels on a train and meets a journalist who interviews him about his life. It won the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1966.
Jalsaghar: Jalsaghar is a movie about a wealthy landlord who tries to cling to his past glory by arranging a grand music concert. It is considered to be one of Ray's finest works and won the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1959.
Ghare-Baire: Ghare-Baire is a story set in Bengal during the time of the Swadeshi movement. The movie explores the conflict between traditional Indian values and modern Western ideas. It won the Silver Lion award at the Venice Film Festival in 1984.
These five movies are just a small representation of Satyajit Ray's immense talent as a filmmaker. His movies have stood the test of time and continue to inspire new generations of filmmakers. If you're a fan of Indian cinema or just love great movies, these films are a must-watch.
- PTC PUNJABI