NFDC is organizing Satyajit Ray Film Festival on its OTT platform
www.cinemasofindia.com with handful of classic by him and based on him. Satyajit Ray’s films are
widely acclaimed and he’s the role model for many aspiring & emerging filmmakers. The film festival will
stream classics like Ghare Baire (1984), Ganashatru (1989), Agantuk (1992) among few others that
includes Anirban Mitra’s Nemai Ghosh – A ray of light (2018) documentary which is the story of an
inspiring friendship, of the pursuit of artistic excellence and of a journey that started fifty years ago
between Satyajit Ray & the bio-photographer Nemai Ghosh.
Satyajit Ray, regarded as one of world's greatest directors of the twentieth century, was born on 02 May
1921. His first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international awards, including Best Human
Documentary Award at the Festival de Cannes (1956) and he was awarded an honorary Academy Award in
1992. Ray is recipient of the Bharat Ratna (1992) by the Government of India.
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is greatly promoting the Birth centenary celebration of Satyajit
Ray through the year and organizing Satyajit Ray Film screenings abroad through Indian Missions where
these iconic films will be streaming as well. Films Division & other Ministry units are also actively
promoting the centenary celebrations of Satyajit Ray in their unique ways.
National Film Development Corporation Limited (NFDC) will be offering gift hampers to 25 subscribers
on www.cinemasofindia.com, on an annual subscription made between 02 -05 May 2021 on a first come
first serve basis. This shall be a token of gratitude in these difficult times and to build long lasting
relationships with its special audience.
NFDC is associating with Penguin Publishers for their kind gesture in bringing this together. The offer can
be availed by the subscribers who takes a yearlong subscription of INR 599/- between 02 – 05 May
2021.The first 25 Subscribers will win 2(two) books with Satyajit ray's illustrations and short stories
published by Penguin Publishers with a collectible NFDC Film DVD as a gift hamper package.
The books include, Satyajit Ray in 100 Anecdotes, it has gorgeous line arts that complement the text to
create an engaging book that readers will enjoy reading, one of a kind book to introduce the genius of
Satyajit Ray to readers young and old. Another Dozen Stories – it’s collection includes twelve hair-raising
stories that will leave you asking for more! Translated for the very first time into English by noted
translator Indrani Majumdar, this edition is a tribute to Ray’s immaculate literary genius and a gift for his
many fans and followers on the centenary of his birth.
Smt. Dhanpreet Kaur, Director, Films, (Ministry of I & B) & Managing Director NFDC India, also shared
her views on the new festival– “Ministry of I & B is elated to open the grand centenary celebrations of the
legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. It is indeed a pleasure to organize the film festival on NFDC’s OTT
Cinemas of India, Ray’s films are renowned globally, its always a learning experience watching his films.
Hope the audiences enjoy the films all over again”
Shri Anirban Mitra, Director shared, “Nemai Ghosh: A RAY of Light, is a moving story of how an
ordinary man came to be associated with a giant of cinema Satyajit Ray and became the photo-chronicler
of his creative and personal world. It also pays tribute to the elegance of black-and-white films and the
nuances of analogue photography. The cinematography has been specifically designed to reflect
Chiaroscuroóthe blending of light and shade which both Ray and Ghosh admired and followed. This is the
story of an inspiring friendship, of the pursuit of artistic excellence and of a journey that started fifty years
ago…And we are pleased to present this film on NFDC Ray Centenary Festival. The film's screened in 6
countries, 10 cities within India and 14 Film Festivals, garnering 4 Awards & special mentions.”
About NFDC India
Incorporated in the year 1975 National Film Development Corporation Ltd is formed by Ministry of
Information and Broadcasting (Government of India) with the primary objective of promoting the good
cinema movement in India. NFDC is instrumental in creating an ecosystem to support the financing,
distribution and development of independent films across the country in various Indian languages.
About Penguin India
It is a part of Penguin Random House, a global trade publisher. Penguin came to India in 1985 and began
publishing in 1987, with only six books in its catalogue. They are now thirty-five years young in the
region, publishing over 250 new titles every year, with an active backlist of over 3,000 titles. In India, they
have grown to become one of the most recognized names in publishing. in Hindi and other regional
Note: Post subscribing to the www.cinemasofindia.com OTT platform between 02-05 May 2021 for
availing the offer click here. For enquires related to the offer write to [email protected]