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 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 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 Chess Players (1977)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Shatranj Ke Khilari India, 1977.  Devki Chitra.  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, dialogue by Satyajit Ray, Javed Siddiqui, Shama Zaidi, from a story by Munshi Premchand.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.  Produced by Suresh Jindal.  Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Costume Design by Haru Das, Shama Zaidi.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta.   The principality…

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The Middleman (1976)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Jana Aranya India, 1976.  Indus Films.  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on a novel by Manisankar ‘Sankar’ Mukherjee.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.  Produced by Subir Guha.  Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Ashoke Bose.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. This less-remembered film by Satyajit Ray is an enjoyable morality tale. A young man…

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Days And Nights In The Forest (1970)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Aranyer Din Ratri India, 1970.  Priya Films.  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on a story by Sunil Gangopadhyay.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.  Produced by Asim Dutta, Nepal Dutta.  Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Costume Design by Haru Das.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. Four friends leave the busy city and head…

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Two Daughters (1961)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Teen Kanya Alternate title:  Three Daughters India, 1961.  Satyajit Ray Productions.  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on stories by Rabindranath Tagore.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.  Produced by Satyajit Ray.  Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. Beautiful drama by India’s master filmmaker Satyajit Ray. It tells two stories…

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The Home And The World (1984)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Ghare-Baire India, 1984.  National Film Development Corporation of India.  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the novel by Rabindranath Tagore.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.  Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Ashoke Bose.  Costume Design by Bablu Das, Haru Das.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta.   Gorgeous drama by Satyajit Ray, about a young woman…

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