The 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI November 20-28, 2020) is going to mark the 100 years of renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray. The enigmatic filmmaker was a powerhouse of talent and contributed to the world of cinema as a screenwriter, music composer, graphic artist, lyricist and author, besides being a director. From being ranked 13 in a poll ‘Greatest Bengali of all time’ by BBC in 2004 to receiving an honorary degree by Oxford University, Ray has many acknowledgements to his credits, including 32 National film Awards.
He is also the recipient of the DadasahebPhalke Award, the Padma Bhushan and the Bharat Ratna. Some of Ray’s best films that are remembered worldwide are Aranyer Din Ratri, Aparajito, The Big City, Jalsaghar, Teen Kanya, PatherPanchali, the first film from independent India to attract major international critical attention and has to its credit many national and international awards, among others. Ray’s exemplary work has been showcased at prime events like, Moscow International Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.