Indian Film Directors
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When you think
about Indian Cinema , the first name comes to our mind is Satyajit Ray.
He was an Indian Bengali filmmaker. He is regarded as one of the greatest auteur
( a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of
production give a film its personal and unique stamp.) of 20th century cinema.
Ray was born in the city of Calcutta (now Kolkata) into a Bengali family
prominent in the world of arts and literature. Starting his career as a
commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting
French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing the Italian neorealist film Bicycle
Thieves during a visit to London.
Ray directed thirty-seven films, including feature films, documentaries and
shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, graphic designer
and film critic. Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven
international prizes, including Best Human Document at the Cannes film festival.
Alongside Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959), the three films form The Apu
Trilogy. Ray did the scripting, casting, scoring, cinematography, art direction,
editing and designed his own credit titles and publicity material. Ray received
many major awards in his career, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a
number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an
Academy Honorary. He died in 1992.
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