Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy, based on Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay's novels, instantly placed Mr Ray and Indian cinema on the world map
"Society is patriarchal. So film industry by definition is certainly patriarchal. The male gaze has dominated it although we had lengthy roles. But the female characters that became popular were the ones that sacrificed. Now by enlarge, I would say things have changed," said Sharmila Tagore
The Apu Trilogy depicts the life of Apu in Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito(1956), and Apur Sansar (1959). A masterpiece that realistically and placidly portrays Indian society - Satyajit Ray is known as a master of Asian film as well as the father of Indian cinema, a statement said
Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore feels that male actors are still dominating the film industry and scripts are especially written for them.
Google celebrates Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray's 92nd birth anniversary with a Doodle depicting a famous scene - of the young Durga and Apu running through fields - from possibly his most famous film, Pather Panchali.
The Apu Trilogy, made up of the films Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar, was a collaboration of two early ambassadors of Indian culture.