Centenary Tribute to Satyajit Ray
Greatest film director of India
Cine Central, Calcutta is privileged to have Satyajit Ray as the Vice President.
Ray was born on 2nd May 1921 in Kolkata. From Pather Panchali to Agantuk he had given to Indian Cinema new horizon. In his Forty years of glorious film making journey, Satyajit Ray delighted the Cine lovers of India and abroad with 28 feature films, 8 Short films and 2 Tele Film.
His films received numerous national and international awards.
We recall with pleasure that in 1980 we organised Satyajit Ray Retrospective in Globe cinema which was inaugurated by Satyajit Ray himself.
Ray is the shining Star of Indian cinema. He will remain so in decades to come.
Our respectful homage to Satyajit Ray, the visionary film director..
PATHER PANCHALI SCRIPT
The first script of Satyajit Ray in Book format was published by Cine Central, Calcutta in 1984. It was released in Mumbai Filmutsov by noted film director Shyam Benegal. It was compiled and edited by Parimal Mukherjee.
Cine Central, Calcutta
Cine Central, Calcutta, the largest film society in India, came into existence at a time when there was
great socio-economic-cultural upheaval throughout the world. Creative film-makers in various
countries were experimenting and evolving new language of cinema—transforming cinema from mere
entertainment to the most powerful medium of our time. There was very little scope to view those
great films. A band of young film-enthusiasts decided to form a society to present the best of world
cinema to the film-lovers of this city. The first show of the society was held at Tiger cinema on
Sunday, 31st October, 1965 with the screening of Russian film ‘The Road to Life’. The first committee
was headed by veteran film director Madhu Bose and legendary film director Satyajit Ray as Vice-