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Sara Ali Khan poses with Sharmila Tagore.

Sara Ali Khan says it’s ‘strange, weird, amazing’ to be Sharmila Tagore’s granddaughter, often wonders ‘Oh my God, that’s my dadi!’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 06:14 PM IST
Actor Sara Ali Khan, gushing about her grandmother Sharmila Tagore, has said that she sometimes finds it ‘weird’ that they are related.
The doodle shows late actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s different roles played on screen.(Facebook/Amul)
The doodle shows late actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s different roles played on screen.(Facebook/Amul)

‘Apaar Sansar’: Amul pays heartfelt tribute to iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 09:21 PM IST
The heartening tribute to Soumitra Chatterjee may leave you misty-eyed too.
When Soumitra Chatterjee passed away, actress Aparna Sen lamented that “Bengal’s cultural sky had lost its brightest star”.(HTPhoto)
When Soumitra Chatterjee passed away, actress Aparna Sen lamented that “Bengal’s cultural sky had lost its brightest star”.(HTPhoto)

Soumitra Chatterjee: An extraordinary star rooted in the ordinary

By Shohini Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 05:58 AM IST
He played characters that lived close to our lives. Shyam Benegal had identified this as the actor’s special talent; his ability to become someone recognisable, thereby offering to the audience an extraordinarily intimate level of identification.
Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee in conversation with Sharmila Tagore. He and Tagore had made their debuts in Ray’s film in year 1959(ANI File Photo)
Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee in conversation with Sharmila Tagore. He and Tagore had made their debuts in Ray’s film in year 1959(ANI File Photo)

‘Lost a family member’: Satyajit Ray’s son pays tribute to Soumitra Chatterjee

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 02:37 PM IST
Chatterjee made his debut in 1959 with Apur Sansar, the third in Ray’s internationally recognised Apu Trilogy, as the husband of another debutant, 15-year-old Sharmila Tagore.
Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to hospital on October 6, 2020.
Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to hospital on October 6, 2020.

Soumitra Chatterjee’s condition worsens, doctor says ‘nothing less than miracle can get him out of this situation’

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 09:35 AM IST
Legendary actor Sounmitra Chatterjee’s health deteriorated on Saturday, say doctors attending to him in a Kolkata hospital. The actor is reportedly on a number of different life support systems.
File photo: Soumitra Chatterjee during interview at Ravindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
File photo: Soumitra Chatterjee during interview at Ravindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Doctors fighting against time to revive Soumitra Chatterjee

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:03 AM IST
Soumitra Chatterjee, 85, had to be hospitalised on October 6 after testing positive for Covid-19. He has been in the ICU for more than 20 days and on ventilator support since October 26.
Actor Victor Banerjee won awards at the Ontario Film Festival and the India International Film Festival of Boston.(HT Archive)
Actor Victor Banerjee won awards at the Ontario Film Festival and the India International Film Festival of Boston.(HT Archive)

Global awards for Victor Banerjee

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 10:21 AM IST
The awards are for his role as Father O’Hara in the film Josef- Born in Grace.
Award-winning actress, Mia Maelzer, is the grand-niece of Satyajit Ray
Award-winning actress, Mia Maelzer, is the grand-niece of Satyajit Ray

“First thing I do after waking up? Stretch, like a dog!” says Mia Maelzer

Hindustan Times | By Rupali Dean
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 08:55 AM IST
The actor shares a dream she saw as a child, her feelings about acting and more
As one leaves behind the Badamtala pandal area, certain scenes of Aparajito, the sequel in Apu trilogy, come alive in 66 Pally Puja, located next(Alamy Stock Photo)
As one leaves behind the Badamtala pandal area, certain scenes of Aparajito, the sequel in Apu trilogy, come alive in 66 Pally Puja, located next(Alamy Stock Photo)

Three Durga Puja committees theme celebrations on Satyajit Ray’s Apu trilogy

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 05:10 PM IST
While Badamtala Asar Sangha, one of the popular pujas in the city, themed their celebrations on the Pather Panchali, two other neighbourhood clubs completed the cycle with the sequels - Aparajito and Apur Sansar.
Soumitra Chatterjee tested positive for the coronavirus on October 6.
Soumitra Chatterjee tested positive for the coronavirus on October 6.

Soumitra Chatterjee’s ICU pics leaked, daughter says ‘extremely upset, heartbroken’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s daughter, Poulami Bose has expressed her sadness at his pictures, taken without his permission at the hospital where he is being treated for Covid-19, being leaked.
Sensitivity is defined as the ability of a test to correctly identify individuals with the disease, while specificity is the ability of the assay to accurately identify those without the disease.(REUTERS)
Sensitivity is defined as the ability of a test to correctly identify individuals with the disease, while specificity is the ability of the assay to accurately identify those without the disease.(REUTERS)

India’s Feluda Covid-19 test cheaper, faster alternative to RT-PCR, say scientists

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 12:23 PM IST
Named after Satyajit Ray’s famed detective, the Feluda test, which is priced at Rs 500 and can deliver a result in 45 minutes, is able to differentiate SARS-CoV-2 from other coronaviruses even if genetic variations between them are minute.
Qadr will be laid to rest at Metiabruz in Kolkata at the family burial ground, Gulshanabad.
Qadr will be laid to rest at Metiabruz in Kolkata at the family burial ground, Gulshanabad.

Great-grandson of Awadh’s last ruler Nawab Wajid Ali Shah dies

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 01:04 AM IST
Mirza Kaukub Qadr, former professor with the Aligarh Muslim University, is survived by his wife, Mamlikat Badr from Lucknow’s renowned Shia cleric family, and six children.
Organisers of the Arvind Setu Sarbajanin Durgotsav Samity said that this time they decided to pay tribute to Mukherjee and legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. (HT Photo)
Organisers of the Arvind Setu Sarbajanin Durgotsav Samity said that this time they decided to pay tribute to Mukherjee and legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. (HT Photo)

Chant by Pranab Mukherjee to play at this Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 10:45 AM IST
Pranab Mukherjee had almost memorised the entire Chandi Path as he used to chant it while performing the Puja at his ancestral home.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during interaction with media personnel, at Governor house in Kolkata.(PTI File Photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during interaction with media personnel, at Governor house in Kolkata.(PTI File Photo)

‘Violence, corruption part of governance in Bengal’: Governor Dhankhar in first YouTube address

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 08:47 AM IST
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar compared West Bengal’s governance to the dictatorship depicted by Satyajit Ray in his landmark 1980 movie Hirak Rajar Deshe.
A minimalist to his core, Ray never lets his visual language become stilted
A minimalist to his core, Ray never lets his visual language become stilted

Celebrating 100 years of Satyajit Ray: Director Shoojit Sircar on what he has learnt from Ray

Hindustan Times | By Shoojit Sircar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 07:57 AM IST
Pather Panchali still works years after it was made because it transcends all boundaries of time and place
Ray followed the Hollywood style of filmmaking but he never made the moralistic judgments that were an intrinsic part of Hollywood films
Ray followed the Hollywood style of filmmaking but he never made the moralistic judgments that were an intrinsic part of Hollywood films

Celebrating 100 years of Satyajit Ray: His discreet charm-Part 4

Hindustan Times | By Parambrata Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2020 06:58 AM IST
The legendary filmmaker could deliver a succinct message through his movies without being preachy
Apart from being a great director, Satyajit Ray was a master writer as well
Apart from being a great director, Satyajit Ray was a master writer as well

Celebrating 100 years of Satyajit Ray: Satyajit Ray’s best-kept secret: by Gulzar -Part 3

Hindustan Times | By Lyricst and filmmaker Gulzar
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 09:50 AM IST
The legendary poet, writer and filmmaker celebrates Ray’s Centenary Year with Brunch by penning a special tribute
Actor Amrish Puri’s grandson Vardhan Puri himself is an actor, and made his debut with Yeh Saali Aashiqui.
Actor Amrish Puri’s grandson Vardhan Puri himself is an actor, and made his debut with Yeh Saali Aashiqui.

Amrish Puri’s grandson Vardhan Puri on his birth anniversary: He never liked to make a big fuss about birthdays

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Actor Vardhan Puri, grandson of the late legendary actor Amrish Puri, recalls how his grandfather loved keeping birthdays simple, with home cooked food and watching Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor and Hitchcock classics.
Satyajit Ray’s film posters, which have influences of Russian poster making, and are great examples of his mastery over typography and calligraphy
Satyajit Ray’s film posters, which have influences of Russian poster making, and are great examples of his mastery over typography and calligraphy

Celebrating 100 years of Satyajit Ray: The filmmaker who was an artist first - Part 2

Hindustan Times | By Bose Krishnamachari
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 12:45 AM IST
A glance at the illustrations done by Satyajit Ray can make it clear how his movies came about
With Charulata, legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray became a wizard for Vinay Pathak who magically knew how his heart beats when it is in the grips of the pangs of love
With Charulata, legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray became a wizard for Vinay Pathak who magically knew how his heart beats when it is in the grips of the pangs of love

Celebrating 100 years of Satyajit Ray: The Man Who Taught People About Love by Vinay Pathak - Part 1

Hindustan Times | By Vinay Pathak
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 01:20 AM IST
Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray has provided entertainment to audiences and inspiration to budding artists in equal measure
Satyajit Ray was born on May 2, 1921.(Hindustan Times)
Satyajit Ray was born on May 2, 1921.(Hindustan Times)

Many negatives of shooting stills clicked by Satyajit Ray found, include some from Aparajito, Apur Sansar, Charulata shoots

Press Trust of India, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 02:10 PM IST
On the 99th birth anniversary of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, comes the news that as many as 1,000 negatives of shooting stills, either clicked by him or his close confidants, have been found in his Kolkata home.
We’re all in the same biblical boat right now. Locked in. Looking out.(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
We’re all in the same biblical boat right now. Locked in. Looking out.(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: The great indoors

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 02:41 AM IST
There’s so much to do when nothing’s going on
Arati Das, better known as Miss Shefali, Kolkata’s Queen of Cabaret, dies at 76.(Twitter)
Arati Das, better known as Miss Shefali, Kolkata’s Queen of Cabaret, dies at 76.(Twitter)

Kolkata’s “Queen of Cabaret” Miss Shefali dead at 76

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 05:22 PM IST
She had also acted in two Satyajit Ray films.
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who inaugurated the NCPA twice, is flanked by JRD Tata and Dr Jamshed Bhabha at the opening of the Tata Theatre on October 11, 1980. In her speech she is said to have opened with a quote that to her mind best described the importance of a cultural centre, “If I had two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinths to feed my soul.”(NCPA)
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who inaugurated the NCPA twice, is flanked by JRD Tata and Dr Jamshed Bhabha at the opening of the Tata Theatre on October 11, 1980. In her speech she is said to have opened with a quote that to her mind best described the importance of a cultural centre, “If I had two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinths to feed my soul.”(NCPA)

NCPA: Where arts took centre stage for 50 years

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 08:50 PM IST
The National Centre for Performing Arts started in 1969 with an iconic advisory board that which included Ustad Vilayat Khan, Yehudi Menuhin, Ravi Shankar, Pu La Deshpande and Satyajit Ray. 50 years later, we speak to those who continue to nurture the south Mumbai platform.
Benegal has just watched Article 15 and is pretty impressed by the new filmmakers(Prabhat Shetty)
Benegal has just watched Article 15 and is pretty impressed by the new filmmakers(Prabhat Shetty)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Over the top and on point with Shyam Benegal

Hindustant Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 08:46 PM IST
Art cinema vs commercial movies vs OTT: Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, 84, draws distinctions, applauds the deserving and warns against the pitfalls
Ram Bir sells crispy snacks around the lanes of Gurugram.(HT Photo)
Ram Bir sells crispy snacks around the lanes of Gurugram.(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: The damru walla

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:40 PM IST
A snack vendor’s relationship with his attention-seeking tool.
Here’s a list of five iconic biographies that will inspire you
Here’s a list of five iconic biographies that will inspire you

CelebsPick: 5 authors pick their favourite biographies

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 08:51 PM IST
Add these to your reading list and get inspired
Actress Kangana Ranaut at the trailer launch of her upcoming film "Judgemental Hai Kya", in Mumbai.(IANS)
Actress Kangana Ranaut at the trailer launch of her upcoming film "Judgemental Hai Kya", in Mumbai.(IANS)

How do you solve a problem like Kangana?

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 12:37 AM IST
More interesting than Ranaut’s efforts at scoring free publicity is how Ranaut is recasting herself as Mother India 2.0
Among the dozen or so great masters of world cinema, Satyajit Rat is known for his humanistic approach to cinema. His films were made in Bengali and yet are of universal interest.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Among the dozen or so great masters of world cinema, Satyajit Rat is known for his humanistic approach to cinema. His films were made in Bengali and yet are of universal interest.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)

Satyajit Ray: A Master of World Cinema

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 03:49 PM IST
Film director, writer and illustrator, he won world recognition for Indian cinema with the 1955 film Pather Panchali (The Song of the Road) and its sequels Aparajito (1956, The Unvanquished) and Apur Sansar (1959, The World of Apu), together referred to as the Apu Trilogy.
Antonia Banderas in a still from Pain and Glory.
Antonia Banderas in a still from Pain and Glory.

Cannes 2019: Antonio Banderas starrer Pain and Glory is all about Pedro Almodovar

Hindustan Times | By Gautaman Bhaskaran
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 03:43 PM IST
At Cannes 2019, Spanish master Pedro Almodovar brings Pain and Glory, starring his favourites Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz. Sadly, his latest outing looks insipid.
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