EP 189 . 19 Aug 20
This episode is brought to you by MUBI, a curated streaming service showing exceptional films from around the globe. Get a whole month free! – at mubi.com/audiogyan. MUBI showcases a wide range of iconic Satyajit Ray films! Ray, is also our topic of discussion today, but not as a filmmaker but as a Graphic Designer.
Today I have Pinaki De with us on Audiogyan. Pinaki is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, book cover designer, comic artist, and teaches English literature in Kolkatta.
In this episode, we discuss Pinaki’s passion to explore Satyajit Ray’s work as a graphic designer. The director’s revolutionary films often overshadow his work as an illustrator and graphic designer, his graphical sensibilities as rich and diverse as his filmography. Let’s jump right in right away…
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AGANTUK – Satyajit Ray’s last film, *Agantuk* is a philosophical work that ponders the evolution of civilization, human nature, and how in the present world value of material wealth far exceeds that of humanity, trust, and love. One of Utpal Dutt’s finest performances
GANASHATRU – A scathing commentary on the social system and religious orthodoxies, this film highlights the ever-persistent conflict between rationality and religion, which is fueled by the greed of the powerful and naivete of blind faith.
GHARE BAIRE – Deftly juxtaposes and explores the early 20th-century nationalist movement and the emancipation of women—a recurrent theme of Satyajit Ray’s work.