Come and celebrate the greatness of Satyajit Ray at Satyajit Ray Film Festival

IAS Prelims 2023


Mumbai , 30 April 2022

 

With the 17th Mumbai International Film Festival (29 May to 04 June) around the corner, the month of May will witness celebration of films on a grand scale.

 

On the occasion of commemoration of Satyajit Ray’s Birth Centenary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has initiated various activities to pay tribute to the legendary filmmaker. As part of this, a three-day film festival will be organised at various venues across India. Films made by and made on Satyajit Ray will be screened at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Pune on 2nd, 3rd & 4th May 2022.

Ray’s Bouquet of Films

Besides, premiering Aparajito , slated to release on the 13th may,  the other films include NFDC’s Agantuk, Ghare Baire, Ganashatru directed by Satyajit Ray & Music of Satyajit Ray directed by Utpalendu Chakraborty, Nemai Ghosh – A Ray of Light directed by Anirban Mitra & Tirtho Dasgupta, Films Divisions documentaries & shorts Inner Eye, Rabindranath Tagore are directed by Satyajit Ray, Satyajit Ray directed by Shyam Benegal, Creative Artists of India – Satyajit Ray, directed by B.D. Garga, NFAI’s newly restored films Sonar Kella, Seemabadha, Hirak Rajar Deshe all directed by Satyajit Ray, Government of West Bengal’s Pather Panchali print from the Academy Film Archive’s landmark restoration of the film from negatives nearly lost in a fire is screening. Also films produced by Independent filmmakers Aparajito, Jalsaghar both directed by Satyajit Ray.

 

SL NO

PRODUCER

FILMS LIST

 

1

Independent

Aparajito (Dir: Anik Dutta) –  150 Min  Independent

OPENING FILM

Only at NMIC

2

NFDC

Agantuk (Dir: Satyajit Ray) – 115 Min NFDC –

 

3

FD

Creative Artists of India – Satyajit Ray (Dir: B D Garga) – 14 Min FD

 

4

Independent

Jalsaghar (Dir: Satyajit Ray) – 100 Min Independent

 

5

Independent

Nemai Ghosh – A Ray of Light (Dir: Anirban Mitra & Tirtha Dasgupta) – 48 Min NFDC

 

6

NFDC

Music of Satyajit Ray (Dir: Utpalendu Chakraborty) – 51 Min NFDC

 

7

FD

Rabindranath Tagore (Dir: Satyajit Ray) – 54 Min FD

 

8

Independent

Aparajito (Dir: Satyajit Ray) – 127 Min Independent 

(Part of Apu-Triology)

 

9

FD

Satyajit Ray (Dir: Shyam Benegal) – 136 Min FD

 

10

FD

Inner Eye (Dir:Satyajit Ray) – 20 Min FD

 

11

Government of West Bengal

Pather Panchali (Dir: Satyajit Ray) – 126 Min Govt. of West Bengal (Part of Apu-Triology)

CLOSING FILM

  at all Venues

12

NFDC

Ghare Baire (Dir: Satyajit Ray) – 140 Min NFDC

 

13

NFDC

Ganashatru (Dir: Satyajit Ray) – 95 Min NFDC

 

14

DD

Sadgati (Dir: Satyajit Ray) – 52 Min Doordarshan

 

15

NFAI

Sonar Kella (Dir: Satyajit Ray) -136 Min – NFAI

 

16

NFAI

Hirak Rajar Deshe (Dir: Satyajit Ray) – 118 Min – NFAI

 

17

NFAI

Seemabadha (Dir: Satyajit Ray) 113 Min – NFAI

 

 

National Museum of Indian Cinema, Mumbai in association with National Film Development Corporation, Films Division, National Film Archive of India & Doordarshan and supported by Government of West Bengal and Aurora Film Corporation & Friends Communication is organizing the Film Festival.

The Satyajit Ray film festival will begin with the red carpet and Shri Shyam Benegal will inaugurate the Satyajit Ray’s semi-permanent Gallery on 2nd May 2022 at 10:00 AM.

SCREENING VENUES

MUMBAI

National Museum of Indian Cinema, Auditorium I & II, Films Division, 24, Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg (Peddar Road),

Mumbai – 400026, Maharashtra Tel :- 23551461/23551463

NEW DELHI

Films Division Auditorium, 1, Mahadev Road, Connaught Place,

New Delhi – 110001. Tel :- 011-23716213

CHENNAI

Tagore Film Centre, Music College Road, State Bank of India Colony, Raja Annamalai Puram,

Chennai – 600028, Tamil Nadu Tel :- 044 2462 2939

KOLKATA

Indian Museum, Ministry of Culture, GOI, 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Fire Brigade, Head Quarter, Dharmatala, Taltal

Kolkata – 700016, West Bengal. Tel :- 033 24235046

BENGALURU

Shruthi Auditorium, Films division, B Wing 6th Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sr Administrative officer, Koramangala,

Bangalore – 5600034, Karnataka

PUNE

National Film Archives of India, NFAI Main Theater / Auditorium, Law college road,

Pune – 411004, Maharashtra. Tel :- 020 29809379

 

The screenings at all venues is for free. The audiences will get to appreciate a slate of films that celebrate Ray’s life and also experience his celebrated films on big screens.

Managing Director, National Film Development Corporation, (NFDC) India, Mr. Ravinder Bhakar, said that “On the occasion of Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, it is a great honour for us to celebrate the birth centenary & roll out a special gallery at National Museum of Indian Cinema as a tribute to the legendary filmmaker. People have seen Ray’s films in some form or the other; yet this time we invite Ray lovers for our handpicked package on the big screens in selected theatres for free in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune from 2nd May to 4th May 2022. The newly restored few by NFAI are a delight to watch.”

The inauguration will be followed by the screening of the opening film at the festival Aparajito, which is its ‘India Premier’.

 

Panel Discussion:

A panel discussion is scheduled to be held on 4th May 2022 at 4:00 PM post the screening of Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray’s directorial debut feature), the closing film of the festival. The panel discussion shall be live on NFDC’s official Facebook for all audiences especially the cinephiles & aficionados of Ray’s work. The panellists will be Shyam Benegal, Barun Chanda (actor from Ray’s Seemabadh) & Shantanu Moitra; it will be moderated by Shankhayan Ghosh.

MIFF the 17th edition of Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation films (MIFF-2022) will be held from 29 May to 4 June, 2022 at the Films Division complex, Mumbai.

    

 

About National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC)

The Museum is housed in two buildings – the New Museum Building and the 19th century historic palace Gulshan Mahal – both at the Films Division campus in Mumbai.

About National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)

Incorporated in the year 1975 National Film Development Corporation Ltd is formed by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with the primary objective of promoting the good cinema movement in India.

 

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(Source: Film Division) PIB Mumbai | DJM/DL/DR

 

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