Satyajit Ray's 101th birth anniversary

Satyajit Ray, an Indian filmmaker and among the dozen or so great masters of world cinema, is known for his humanistic approach to cinema.

Satyajit Ray was born on May 2, 1921, in an intellectual and affluent family in Calcutta, India.

Satyajit Ray was an Indian Bengali filmmaker, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.

Ray was an only child whose father died in 1923. His grandfather was a writer and illustrator, and his father, Sukumar Ray, was a writer and illustrator of Bengali nonsense verse.

The success of Pather Panchali gave Ray total control over his subsequent films. What followed was a long career as a world-class filmmaker. Until 1981, he would make a feature length film every year.

Satyajit Ray maintained that the best technique of filmmaking was the one that was not noticeable. He disliked the idea of a film that drew attention to its style rather than the contents.

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