A rare exhibition on Satyajit Ray in Kolkata | India News

An exhibition titled “Only Satyajit” is being organized at Gorky Sadan, the Russian Cultural Center in Kolkata, from May 16 to May 18, 2024 (Thursday to Saturday) from 4 to 7 PM. Since 2016, a WhatsApp group named “Kolkata Kathakata” has regularly organized exhibitions on various topics. In this group, distinguished collectors, researchers, and authors of Kolkata have been engaging in discussions on Bengal’s history, heritage, and culture.With the initiative of The Bengal, Eisenstein Cine Club, and Kolkata Kathakata, this exhibition related to Satyajit Ray is being held this time. The “Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Archives” provides special support. Satyajit Ray’s son filmmaker Sandip Ray will inaugurate the exhibition on May 16 at 4 PM. Several distinguished personalities will also be present.
The exhibition will feature participation from eminent collectors of Kolkata, including Anindya Bandopadhyay, Riddhi Goswami, Anindya Kar, Falguni Datta Ray, Utpal Sen, Jayanta Ghosh, Malay Sarkar, Souvik Mukhopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, and Ujjwal Sardar. The collection includes significant materials related to Satyajit Ray will be curated by Chandranath Chatterjee, who is the son of the esteemed actor Bimal Chatterjee. “Materials such as props from “Joy Baba Felunath,” autographed letters by Satyajit Ray, and parts of scripts from “Ghare Baire,” “Shatranj Ke Khilari,” and Satyajit Ray’s own handwriting will be exhibited,” said Chatterjee.
Debayanee Ray has contributed several letters written by Satyajit Ray. Photographs taken by Nimai Ghosh, sourced from Satyajit Ray, will be displayed along with contributions from Satyaki Ghosh. Artworks by Asit Poddar will also be showcased. From Falguni Datta Ray’s collection, lobby cards from “Sonar Kella” and “Shatranj Ke Khiladi,” advertisements of various films by Satyajit Ray, and posters from “Pather Panchali,” “Aparajito,” “Teen Kanya,” “Jana Aranya,” “Chiriakhana,” and “Jalsaghar” will be exhibited. Riddhi Goswami’s collection will include rare memorabilia related to Satyajit Ray. From Jayanta Ghosh’s collection, rare sketches of Satyajit Ray, scarce booklets of several of his films, and flyers of his films will be displayed. Souvik Mukhopadhyay’s collection will feature negatives, printed photographs, and press clippings related to Satyajit Ray. Ujjwal Sardar’s collection will include photos, books, newspaper clippings, lobby cards from “Pather Panchali,” calendars related to Satyajit Ray, lobby cards from “Devi” and “Apur Sansar,” and more.
Arindam Rout will display posters and lobby cards from various films, including “Hirak Rajar Deshe.” Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya will provide posters and lobby cards from several films. Toponmoy Bhattacharya will contribute to the work. The exhibition will also feature the underwater camera used in the film “Jalsaghar” from Aurora Films.
Additionally, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, a distinguished collector, will exhibit rare materials such as books, sketches, a photo autographed by Satyajit Ray from 1961, and rare booklets, photos, and letters written in Bengali and English by Satyajit Ray.
Also present will be collectors Tapas Basu, Utpal Sanyal, Sudhindrakumar Chakraborty, Sohan Chakraborty, and Spandan Das with their collections. A special mention will be made of Parimal Ray’s collection, which will feature a list of Satyajit Ray’s films and photographs.
The camera with which the iconic movie Jalsaghar was shot, will be on display, courtesy of Aurora Films.

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