Reliving Satyajit Ray's best works on his 97th birth anniversary

These are, arguably, the 10 best movies by the legendary auteur Satyajit Ray

Apu Trilogy

Apu Trilogy consists of Panther Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar. All three great movies. It depicts three stages in the protagonist life, his chilhood, his student days and when he gets married


Days and nights in the forest (1970)

One of the finest work of Satyajit Ray.The movies talk about four men in their late twenties taking a vacation to escape the boredom of city life. And how this little vacation turns out to impact their lives forever!


Charulata (1964)

The film was quite ahead of it's time, a married woman got attracts towards his mentor who also happens to be his husband's cousin.


The Music Room (1958)

Ray brings Roy’s perfumed world to life with glittering images of fireworks, gleaming chandeliers and the cavernous extravagance of his music room, where he invites sitarists and dancers to entertain him and his guests.


The Big City (1963)

In movie, Ray talks about daily challenges faced by people and how women contributions are very necessar in life.


Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali is an adaptation of a 1929 novel about a young boy, Apu, growing up in rural Bengal, where the abject poverty of his family does little to suppress his youthful inquisitiveness and awakening sensibilities


Shatranj ke Khiladi

Amjad Ali Khan plays Wajid Ali Shah, while Sanjeev Kumar and Saeed Jaffrey play two noblemen obsessed with Chess. This was Ray's only Hindi film.



The film showcases an actor recounting about his past during an Interview on a long-distance train journey.



In the film, due to certain circumstances people of the village start believing that Sharmila Tagore, actress of the film is an avtaar of a Goddess.


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