Sujoy Ghosh turns to Ray for ‘short’ inspiration

“Kahani” fame director Sujoy Ghosh says he is making a short film on a story by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. “Finally. I get to make a Satyajit Ray story. Short film but one step at a time,” Ghosh tweeted on Friday.

Ghosh, also known for making films like “Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh” and “Jhankaar Beats”, helmed the critically acclaimed 2015 short film “Ahalya”.  Satyajit Ray was widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. He directed 36 films, including feature, short films and documentaries. He was also a fiction writer, illustrator, composer and film critic.

He authored several short stories and novels, primarily aimed at children. Feluda, the sleuth, and Professor Shonku, the scientist, in his science fiction stories are popular fictional characters created by him.  Ray’s first film, “Pather Panchali”, won over 10 international awards. He received many major awards in his career and was honoured with Bharat Ratna in 1992.

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