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Ray@100 Lecture 5: Circularity in Satyajit Ray’s Aranyer Din Ratri

August 20, 2020 | By

Silhouette Editor Amitava Nag’s 5th Lecture in the Ray@100 Special Series explores how Ray used circles and circularity to explore the characters.

Silhouette Magazine presents Ray@100 Lecture Series Episode 5

Satyajit Ray’s Aranyer Din Ratri marks 50 years of its release in 2020. A film that treads multiple layers, it is an important bridge between Ray’s ‘classical’ films with the more ‘topical’ ones. Ray used circles and circularity to explore the characters, expand the plot and to underline the differences between a ‘rural’ India and its ‘urban’ counterpart.

Silhouette editor Amitava Nag, in this short video lecture, looks at these aspects of circles and circularity.

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Ray@100 Lecture 3: The Desiring Woman in Satyajit Ray’s Cinema

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Click here for exclusive features on understanding Satyajit Ray’s films coming up as part of Ray@100 Centenary Series.

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Amitava Nag is an independent film critic based in Kolkata and editor of Silhouette. His most recent books on cinema are 16 Frames and Smriti Sattwa o Cinema. His earlier writings include the acclaimed books Satyajit Ray’s Heroes and Heroines published by Rupa and Beyond Apu: 20 Favourite film roles of Soumitra Chatterjee published by Harper Collins India. He also writes poetry and short fiction in Bengali and English – observing life in a platter. He can be reached at amitavanag.net.
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