Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sandip Ray gave interview on Zee Bangla.

Sandip Ray gave interview on Zee Bangla.

Sandip Ray, the son of renowned director Satyajit Ray gave interview on Zee TV Bangla on the birth anniversary of Satyajit Ray on 2nd May, 2011. Ray had died almost 20 years ago, but his works had remained immortal over the years.

When Sandip Ray was asked about his experience in working with his father he gave an elaborate answer. He said that he got the greatest teacher ever to be born in the field of filmmaking. But he said while independently working he never thought about being the son of Oscar Winning director Satyajit Ray. It would have created huge pressure which could have affected his filmmaking.

He made his directorial debut with the film Fotik Chand in the 70s. Satyajit Ray had helped him with the script, but after that he allowed his son to direct the film independently. The film received very good reviews. Sandip Ray said, some section of the critics said that the film had been made by Satyajit Ray himself. It did not hurt Sandip Ray because he realized if people associated his work with his father’s work he had made a film which could meet the standard already created by his father.

Later on he made other landmark films like Target, Gupi Bagha Phire Elo, Baksho Rahasya, Bombaiyer Bombete, Tintoretor Jishu, Kolilashe Kelenkari, etc. He mainly worked on stories written by Ray on Feluda series, that means the detective stories of Prodosh Chandra Mitra.

Ray’s films like Pather Panchali, Kanchenjungha, Ghare Baire, still are classical creations which help new directors all across the world the art of film making. His films and works should be preserved and restored.

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