An Introduction to Satyajit Ray, The Commemorated Motion Picture Supervisor With Run-throughs of His Masterpieces

I had actually already reviewed something about movies of Satyajit Ray, doyen of Indian films. The very first movie I saw was Pratitwandi (The adversary) in 1971. I was employed in an all India work as well as had the possibility to operate in all the metro cities of India. Wherever I went, I never missed to see Ray films. It was a pleasant experience of life to view his films.

This short article has the perceptions which the films created in me and I really hope that readers will concur with my monitoring that he is a poet, artist and also a sculpture amongst the film producers/directors. Likewise a run-through of each movie has likewise been given to ensure that visitors might have an understanding of the motif of the movie under discussion.

Nevertheless, a word of care is that it calls for a feeling of gratitude of fine arts to delight in movies of Ray. One need to necessarily be an aficionado to appreciate his flicks. There are adverse doubters additionally for a few of his flicks that he depicted the destitution of India abroad. The fact is that he was strong enough to highlight which other producers were afraid to touch.

Run-throughs of several of his best flicks in the chronological order of my viewing them are as complies with:

  1. Pratitwandi- The opponent:

Pratitwandi which suggests Opponent remains to be the initial film of Ray seen by me. It was a positive Sunday early morning; the hall which evaluated the motion picture was most modern-day with high course devices. The movie Pratitwandi was a brand-new launch and the print of the film was excellent. The minute the ceramic tiles began working on the screen, I was immersed in the movie.

The tale had to do with an enlightened, out of work lad, whose mind was tilted to the course of physical violence gradually. The year 1971 experienced a terrific exodus of evacuees from Bangladesh (Erstwhile East Pakistan) to Calcutta. From South (Andhra Pradesh) a brand-new violent activity called Naxalbari activity started by Charu Majumdar started spreading out and also its loyalists were referred to as Naxalites.

Famous writer Sunil Gangobadhyaya composed the tale and Mr Ray represented it in an excellent fashion.

The hero’s name was Siddhartha. He was a calm and also quiet boy whereas his more youthful sibling selected the course of a naxalite, wedded to bomb culture.

The vital part of the movie was to discuss exactly how Siddhartha’s mind was likewise slanted towards physical violence because of joblessness. He began brooding physical violence in his mind gradually as well as ultimately when a crowd was seen mercilessly defeating a taxi driver in charge of a crash, he joined them in beating the chauffeur even without recognizing the reason.

” Individual Bengali is a poet, however a Bengali group is a violent crowd”, this is a popular saying as well as it was shown well by this scene.

The last scene was about a meeting. Lots of young people were phoned call to attend. Yet there was no seating setup, no drinking water as well as just suffocation existed. One by one, the candidates started swooning for want of water and air and the hero went into the cabin with a bang. In a spate of anger he tossed all the papers on the faces of meeting board participants and also got out of the chamber. Naxalite ideas were running over his mind together with portraits of Naxalite leaders.

’ That is how a naxalite is developed’. This was the message of the film …

But the picture finished with favorable note. He did not turn into a naxalite. He obtained a tiny assignment of a medical agent and also he had a sweetheart that affected him to be a normal young people, shunning the way of violence. There was place for love also in his life.

The Impressions: The directorial touches were excellent in different scenes. One crucial scene had to do with the naxalite turned brother. When he was an urchin he was incapable to endure a chicken being eliminated by butcher, however later he utilized to eliminate mercilessly by throwing bombs. What a remarkable irony!

I could never forget the face of the school youngster sitting inside the vehicle, enjoying the violence with bewildered eyes, when the automobile motorist was beaten to death by the mob.

After appearing of the hall, I was unable to visit my house. The entire day, I was roaming around the city, the contents of the movie lingering upon my mind.

No doubt, it is one the very best pictures of Indian Movie theater.

  1. Teenager Kanya- Stories of 3 ladies.

The next film I saw was Teenager Kanya, a story of 3 girls. 3 independent tales of 3 girls were clubbed right into a single film and probably might be the very first such effort in India. The names of the 3 tales are, ‘Post Master, Monihar as well as Samapti’ respectively. The story was by the great Poet Rabindra Nath Tagore. Though the movie was generated in 1961, I saw it only in 1972. It was an old print as well as images were not clear. Yet I was able to appreciate the film due to its rich contents.

First tale: ‘Article Master’ had to do with a young adult published as the article master in a community. The only other that was to assist him was a young orphan lady child. Slowly excellent relationship thrived between them He took personal passion to teach her to review as well as create. Alas, when she started learning something, he obtained a transfer and also needed to leave.

Perceptions: Words might not describe the anguish in the girl’s eyes, when the post Master left the community.

2 scenes are worth discussing. The blog post master obtained serious high temperature. When he was reluctant to ingest the tablet, the urchin ordered the tablet and also began eating on his part to show how very easy to ingest a tablet computer. In another scene, he had an experience with terrible mad fellow. The entire evening he was sitting before him sleepless out of worry. But, the following early morning, when the woman saw him she just screamed ‘go, go’ as well as the ‘dreadful’ lunatic escaped.

The 2nd story was about a stunning, abundant and also married lady who had an un-natural fatality and also haunted a suite. Sadly, this portion was not readily available to watch.

The 3rd story was about an un-willing young bridegroom wedded to an immature lady that was not knowledgeable about marriage partnerships. How she can be found in term with her spouse and started enjoying him was informed in a jovial manner. This episode was later on created as a complete size Hindi movie.

  1. Pather Panchali- The Roadside Track:

Pather Panchali was the initial movie produced by Ray (in 1955) with the financial support of Federal government of West Bengal. But it took 5 years for me to see that movie after I saw first a Ray film. I might vouchsafe that it was an experience of life. The acknowledgment and also awards offered to the film were too little compared to the greatness of the flick.

The initial story was created by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, a famous Bengali author as well as the screenplay was by Ray himself. The music was scored by Pandit Ravisankar, a popular sitar gamer.

The story revolved around an inadequate family of 5 from a village viz: The family head

Harihar, his widowed sis, wife, child Durga as well as kid Apu. The movie was about their poverty as well as yet they utilized to find pleasure in taking pleasure in the little enjoyments Nature offered them with. The kids strolled kilometres from the town to watch a relocating train. The scene can conveniently be compared to the train scene of Dr Zhivago.

Mommy had the weakness of stealing coconuts from the neighbour’s garden. Someday the neighbourhood lady shed her grain locket and the blame fell on the little girl. But she strongly shot down the fee. The papa left the town and also went to an unidentified town for betterment of his resources. The family became part of utter destitution. The woman Durga fully drenched in water was drastically attacked with viral fever and also without getting any type of clinical relief she was dead. Your house is in utter ruins.

After some years, the papa picked to return to the village. He was surprised to see the damages of your house. Nevertheless, he started showing the valuables, he brought from community. When he remained in search of Durga his wife was up to his feet and also started crying. He also started weeping after realising that his child was no more alive.

They determine to leave the village completely and started relocating a bullock cart.

The movie finished with a totally touching scene. When clearing the old vessels. Apu located the neighbour’s once lost necklace from a mud pot. For one second he misunderstood, but the next minute, he threw it right into the fish pond and joined the bullock cart.

No question, the movie richly is entitled to the ‘Best Human record’ award in the Cannes movie festival of 1956 as well as it remains to be one of the most effective movies of the globe. This is first of the 3 films known as Apu Trilogy.

  1. Charulata, The lonesome better half:

This is the tale of a young married woman. The lonesome other half was disappointed with her husband that was a workaholic, constantly busy with his publishing works, not finding time to deal with her. The confused partner got relief in the company of sibling of her hubby and also fell for him. Due to the severe love and affection, the sibling had for his elder brother, he delicately rejected her love and nothing unfortunate took place. However, when the spouse found out about the intent of his wife, the pair were emotionally divided.

Perceptions: The woman seeing the innocent sibling in regulation from a swing was a preferred scene known as ‘the swing scene’ and the modification in her mind from love to love was really powerfully portrayed. In India, a sibling in legislation (brother’s other half) is considered equivalent to mom. It is extremely tough to represent a lady otherwise which Ray did strongly.

The story was by Rabindranath Tagore and reported to be a reflection of some incidents in his life.

  1. Ghare Baire, Residence as well as the globe:

It is an adjustment of Rabindranath Tagore’s story with the very same title which means Residence and also the world. It incredibly exposes the pseudo patriots (swadeshis), who rip off regional Indians claiming that they are combating imperialism and also promote regional economic climate.

The tale had to do with a wide minded vicar who offered total flexibility to his spouse. He welcomed his pal, expected to be a ‘Swadeshi’ (Patriotic Indian leader) but actually not so. The leader, by his shrewd methods won the heart of vicar’s partner that wished to take part in the flexibility struggle. When a communal fight with massive violence (involving neighborhood Hindu-Muslim populace) took place in the village, the leader stops working to deal with the scenario, whereas, the vicar, meant to be a self-indulgent abundant man, went and also met the violent group. There was a sound of far-off gunshot indicating that he compromised his life. His spouse obtained frustrated and it was too late. The movie script remained in a flashback told from her angle.

Impressions: It requires great deal of daring to compose and to represent such an off-beat tale revealing pseudo leaders. This movie obtained sharp criticism from neighborhood leaders (Naturally).

  1. Devi:

The tale: A papa in law got a strange dream that his little girl in law was none aside from Devi (Durga, The Goddess) as well as began worshiping her. Soon people in and around the neighbouring villages started gathering to praise her. When her husband returned from research studies, she never ever allowed him to touch her given that she was afraid of upseting the Magnificent power. However, lastly he had the ability to encourage her that she was just a human and also they had the ability to leave the village to go to a distant place and also live a regular life.

Impressions: The scenes, when individuals were converting her as God incarnate and she herself believing it are worth bearing in mind.

  1. Ashani shankat (Far-off Thunder).

Ashani Shankat is another film illustrating the 1942 scarcity in Bengal taken in the style of Pather Panchali. This is a 1973 film, in colour. It is a powerful depiction of human psychology subjected to destitution as well as appetite.

  1. Seemapadha (business Limited).

This movie, though just in black as well as white, is just one of one of the most modern-day themes of Ray. It depicted exactly how an executive did all the shrewd tricks in getting a coveted promotion. He crafted even an inner strike by developing fabricated fight. He was fierce, made one of his poor staff obtaining literally injured to get a strike proposition materialise. Finally he got the promo by hook and also crook.

Yet in this process, he shed the terrific regard and recognition his young as well as attractive sis in law had for him who was disillusioned with her bro in law that he would certainly stoop down to any kind of level to obtain his promo. A realistic technique without a doubt!

  1. Jalsa Ghar (enjoyment room).

The tale: Jalsa Ghar implies a house or a hall scheduled for joviality. The story revolves around a Zamindar (proprietor, vicar) who shed all his wealth in independent India to be taken control of by the Federal government. Regrettably he shed his only son additionally in a ship wreckage. What he kept was just his palatial structure and a faithful slave and also lived only in the previous spending most of the moment in the vacant Jalsa Ghar in the palace which was a permanent pointer of his hay days.

Yet, a close friend of him, that was a mediocre, ended up being a millionaire by political influence and also obtaining significant agreements. He welcomed the vicar also to join him in the business to mint money but he securely rejected considering his past stature. The respect shown by the pal lowered day after day and also lastly he declined even to acknowledge his visibility.

Angered by this, the land lord bought his slave to offer his personal valuables, refurbish the Jalsa Ghar as well as ordered to have an enjoyment day at least when to commemorate the previous memoirs. On that particular day, completely drunk, he drove the horse to coastline side, lost control and fell down to fatality.

The servant took a drop of his blood from his temple as well as weeps “Khoon” meaning that ‘ultimately the blood is same red for all’.

Impacts: The photo extremely strongly portrayed the sensations and also emotions of a king who lost his power and stayed in previous magnificence, ingratitude of the Government, the cunning means of politicians, and finally the heartbreaking end of a leader that wished to have his past splendor at least for a single day and to have his Swan song. Somewhat it represented the circumstance dominating in message Independent India in which ex-rulers were thrown right into mud as well as Neo-politicians took their placement by uneven methods.

The story was by Sri Tarashankar Bandopadhyay and also the lead function was strongly played by Chabhi Biswas.

I had the ability to identify the feelings of the ruler as well as emotions and also my sincere sympathies opted for him.

This film stays to be my most suched as flick of Ray.:.

I have actually tape-recorded my impacts of 9 motion pictures generated as well as routed by Mr Ray. There are some even more films which impressed me very much. Several of them are:.

Shatranj Ke kiladi (Chess players) the only Hindi film,.

Nayak (The Hero),.

Aranyer Hubbub Rat (Night and day in a woodland) with normal Ray touch.

Kanchan Junga (A Himalayan Peak).

Since they have styles of fantasy, they were not recorded here.

Currently I will tape the tribute I paid him. I have never ever attended the funeral of any kind of politician nor movie personality though there were several deaths in places where I lived. Yet I damaged the guideline as well as in 1992, when Ray breathed his last, in Calcutta I mosted likely to the location where his body was kept, waited in the line up for hours as well as paid my last respects.

This is the best tribute a common man like me would be able to pay to an artist whom he admired most.

DR B.Sathyanarayanan, M.Sc (Physics), CAIIB, Ph.D in mental coaching was an elderly manager of a significant nationalised financial institution and also obtained Voluntary Retirement from Service in the year 1997 at the age of 50 with a purpose to offer in the academic, literal and also social areas. He is aged 70 now and his services are as follows:.