Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy, based on Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay's novels, instantly placed Mr Ray and Indian cinema on the world map
National Film Archive Of India (NFAI) has launched a children's movie club in association with Arbhaat Films
"Chevalier Award humbles me. I dedicate it to my admirers. I bow before my more deserving forerunners Mr Satyajit Ray and Mr Sivaji Ganesan who made the common man realize the value of the Chevalier Award".
Madhur Bhandarkar remembered the legendary director whose first film Pather Panchali won 11 international awards, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival
"I had become a fan of Manik da's (Satyajit Ray) detective soon after Badshahi Angti was published. I had never imagined that I would be the one to play the character onscreen. When Manik da first called me to say that I would play Felu in Sonar Kella, I was thrilled," said Soumitra Chatterjee
"Abir, who was accepted by the audience in the role of the famous fictional detective in Badshahi Angti, will be in the same role. He will be my sleuth from now on. Abir fits the bill as a star with his young age, athletic build, height and intelligent face - all essential prerequisites which my father had visualised"
Several filmmakers, including Dibakar Banerjee and Anand Patwardhan, have returned their National Awards in solidarity with the FTII students and against growing intolerance in the country. Sharmila Tagore also finds it offensive to label audiences as educated or uneducated, Indian or non-Indian
Mr Jaffrey starred in acclaimed films like Satyajit Ray's Shatranj ke Khiladi and Sai Paranjpye's Chashme Baddoor. He appeared in several international movies including Gandhi and A Passage To India as well as on the TV shows Tandoori Nights, The Far Pavilions and The Jewel In The Crown
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
"I think we can again work towards helping Bengali filmmakers to make that (films like Satyajit Ray's) kind of movies and reach out to a larger audience. I am ready to help in my way. I feel Bengali cinema is very important in the country's film scenario," said Imtiaz
Imtiaz Ali said that the bygone era of Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak can return if there are films in Bengali like Teenkahon. Directed by ad filmmaker Bauddhayan Mukherji, Teenkahon (Three Obsessions) is a mystery-drama Bengali film
"Actually I copy him. You won't notice what I copy but I know what I am copying. I do it in whatever film I do. It is the Bible of my life," Mr Sircar said at an event in Kolkata which was organised to celebrate 60 years of the release of Pather Panchali