Many Bollywood directors have paid tribute to renowned Bengali Filmmaker Satyajit Ray on his 95th birthday and joining them is Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury who has paid tribute to the renowned filmmaker through his short film.
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury has directed a short film “Baiju Bulli”, which is about acute water shortage in an impoverished village. According to IANS, “I really enjoyed working on this film. We (Bengali filmmakers) are so influenced by Ray's work! It's impossible for me not to think of Ray when I am making a film about poverty and famine, seen from impressionable eyes. I had Ray's Apu from 'Pather Panchali' in mind. I grew up watching Ray, (Ritwik) Ghatak”. Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury further said that, “Even now, I revisit Ray to bring back hope to my life and cinema."
Ray was honored with Bharat Ratna in 1992 and has directed some of the classic movies of all times “Charulata”, “Devi” and “Pather Panchali” is referred to as one of finest filmmakers in India.
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