S3 Episode 5: Satyajit Ray's documentaries - with Subha Das Mollick

Satyajit Ray made an absolutely moving documentary on Rabindranath Tagore.

He also made documentaries on —  the blind artist, Binode Behari Mukherjee; Bharatanatyam dancer, Balasaraswati; Sikkim; and Sukumar Ray.

Ray had also planned documentaries on Nehru and Pandit Ravi Shankar, which never got made.

As we inch closer to Ray's centenary, we take a close look at the filmmaker's equally excellent documentary work. Professor of Film Studies at Aliah University (Kolkata) and documentarian, Subha Das Mollick, joins me to share her insights on Ray's approach to documentaries, critically examine the five documentaries, and to talk about the other two documentaries which Ray wanted to make.

We also tried to juxtapose the realism in his feature films with Ray, the documentarian.

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