The Stranger (1991)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Agantuk India/France, 1991. National Film Development Corporation, Canal+, DD Productions, Erato Films. Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on his story. Cinematography by Barun Raha. Produced by Gerard Depardieu, Satyajit Ray, Daniel Toscan du Plantier. Music by Satyajit Ray. Production Design by Ashoke Bose. Costume Design…

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The Holy Man (1965)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Mahapurush India, 1965. R.D.Banshal & Co., Rajshri Productions. Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the story Birinchi Baba by Rajshekhar ‘Parashuram’ Basu. Cinematography by Soumendu Roy. Produced by R.D. Bansal. Music by Satyajit Ray. Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta. Film Editing by Dulal Dutta Satyajit…

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The Hero (1966)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Nayak India, 1966. R.D.Banshal & Co.. Story and Screenplay by Satyajit Ray. Cinematography by Subrata Mitra. Produced by R.D. Bansal, Sharankumari Bansal. Music by Satyajit Ray. Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta. Film Editing by Dulal Dutta, Satyajit Ray. Uttam Kumar, himself a major film star…

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An Enemy of the People (1989)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Ganashatru India, 1989. National Film Development Corporation of India. Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, research by Nirmalya Acharya, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. Cinematography by Barun Raha. Produced by Ravi Malik. Music by Satyajit Ray. Production Design by Ashoke Bose. Costume Design by Bablu…

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The Elephant God (1979)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Joi Baba Felunath India, 1979. RDB and Company. Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on his novel. Cinematography by Soumendu Roy. Produced by R.D. Bansal. Music by Satyajit Ray. Production Design by Ashoke Bose. Costume Design by Haru Das, Tapan Das. Film Editing by Dulal Dutta….

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Rabindranath Tagore (1961)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB India, 1961. Films Division Government of India. Screenplay by Satyajit Ray. Cinematography by Soumendu Roy. Music by Jyotirindra Moitra. Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta. Film Editing by Dulal Dutta The poet, composer, painter and educator who became the first non-European to win a Nobel Prize in Literature…

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The Coward (1965)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original Title: Kapurush India, 1965.  R.D. Banshal & Co..  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the story Janaiko Kapurusher Kahini.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.   Produced by R.D. Bansal.   Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.   Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. Amitabha (Soumitra Chatterjee), a screenwriter…

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The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1969)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne India, 1969.  Purnima Pictures.  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the story by Upendra Kishore Raychowdhuri.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.  Produced by Asim Dutta, Nepal Dutta.  Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Costume Design by Satyajit Ray.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. A terrific storybook adventure bursting with comedy…

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The Philosopher’s Stone (1958)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Parash Pathar India, 1958.  Aurora, L.B.Films International.  Dialogue and Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on a story by Rajshekhar ‘Parashuram’ Basu.  Cinematography by Subrata Mitra.  Produced by Promod Lahiri.  Music by Satyajit Ray, Ravi Shankar.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta.   Lighthearted caprice from Satyajit Ray, about a low-level bank…

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The Golden Fortress (1974)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Sonar Kella India, 1974.  Government of West Bengal.  Story by Satyajit Ray, Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, Hindi dialogue by Hridayesh Pandey.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.  Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Ashoke Bose.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. Wonderful cross-country adventure that begins when a married couple realize that the drawings their…

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The Music Room (1958)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Jalsaghar India, 1958.  Arora.  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, assistant screenplay writer Santi P. Choudhury, based on the story by Tarashankar Banerjee.  Cinematography by Subrata Mitra. Produced by Satyajit Ray.  Music by Ustad Vilayat Khan, Robin Majumdar.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. An overextended aristocrat tries to hold on to…

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Charulata (1964)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  The Lonely Wife India, 1964.  R.D.Banshal & Co..  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the story Nastaneer by Rabindranath Tagore.  Cinematography by Subrata Mitra.  Produced by R.D. Bansal. Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. Reuniting with Madhabi Mukherjee, the star of his masterful The Big City, Satyajit…

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