Author: Shyam Benegal
Publisher: Seagull Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170460212
This volume brings together the script of a two-hour-long film on Satyajit Ray, selections from Benegal's extensive interviews with Ray, and a rare selection of visual material documenting Ray as designer, Illustrator, film director and scriptwriter.
In this unusual book, Satyajit Ray, the internationally renowned filmmaker, is seen on the sets and at home through the lens of a contemporary film director Shyam Benegal. In conversation with a fellow artist for whom he has considerable respect, Ray opens up in a manner rarely seen, reminiscing about his childhood and growing years, discussing his oeuvre, responding to questions on his craft and exploring memories immortalized in his films.
The result is a discovery of the private person as much as a look at his work - - a close-up of a major presence in world cinema.
Script reconstructed by Alaknanda Datta and Samik Bandyopadhyay