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2 May, 19 tweets, 12 min read
It’s the birth centenary of one of India’s – and the world’s – greatest filmmakers. #RayDay

Here are some tributes to Satyajit Ray. We begin in Boral, where Ray shot his stunning debut Pather Panchali | @captainblubear

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Here are rare sketches and photos of the making of ‘Pather Panchali’ #RayDay

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How #SatyajitRay found Indir Thakrun, the scene-stealer of ‘Pather Panchali’ #RayDay

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Pather Panchali is the first in the Apu Trilogy, which was painstakingly restored by @Criterion. #RayDay

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Among #SatyajitRay’s subsequent films was Devi, starring Sharmila Tagore in a stunning performance. #RayDay

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In Jalsghar, #SatyajitRay explores India’s performing arts with the full force of artistic revelation. #RayDay

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Nayak, starring the Bengali movie star Uttam Kumar, looks at the pressures of stardom. #RayDay

By @arunava

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In Pratidwandi, @iDhritiman is unforgettable as an unemployed Calcuttan looking for work and meaning. #RayDay

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Why so serious? Feluda, camels and fun in the desert in Sonar Kella #RayDay

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More wackiness, and an anti-war message, in the beloved Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne #RayDay

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#SatyajitRay was, of course, also a prolific writer. #RayDay

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The detective Feluda was Satyajit Ray’s way of coping with the nightmare called Calcutta, Indrajit Hazra writes. #RayDay

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#SatyajitRay created an ‘Alien’ character before Hollywood #RayDay

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Among #SatyajitRay’s early collaborators was cinematographer Subrata Mitra, an artist in his own right. #RayDay

By @nandiniramnath

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#SatyajitRay later worked with Soumendu Roy. #RayDay

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Was Soumitra Chatterjee’s #SatyajitRay’s screen alter ego? #RayDay

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A late-career gem from the master. #RayDay

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#SatyajitRay was also an accomplished music composer. #RayDay

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Alokananda Dasgupta on #SatyajitRay’s film music: ‘Quirk with an empirical quality’ #RayDay

By @devarsighosh

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