Lifelike Hyper-Realistic Statue of Ray Looking at World Over the Camera is Point of Attraction


Satyajit Rey's Gallery celebrates his films, his books, and his illustrations. One can interactively explore Satyajit Ray's filmography and get an actual glimpse of many of his scenes that have gone into the tomes of filmmaking. Besides getting an overview of the world of the filmmaker one can appreciate how, by adopting classic literature in films, he transformed into an auteur.


The lifelike hyper-realistic statue of Ray in a characteristic posture of piercingly looking at the world over the camera is the point of attraction for visitors.

Gallery was inaugurated by the Veteran Film Maker Shyam Benegal at the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai and is open for visitors from today. Appreciating the portrayal of the many talents of the legend through the exhibition, According to veteran filmmaker, Satyajit Ray was not just a filmmaker, but a multifaceted genius who made his posters, storyboards, even the titles of his films.


Satyajit Ray created a psychedelic Ghost - dance in his film Goopy Gayn Bagha Bayn and you see these ghosts floating in the air here atop the World of Goopy Bagha which is a technical and artistic marvel as well as political satire. The exhibition helps the visitors to discover the legend who was lovingly called ‘Manik Da’ and the jewels from his world, he left for us 30 years ago.


Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has initiated a celebration in commemoration of the birth centenary celebrations of the legend director. As part of the celebration, films made by and made on ‘Satyajit Ray’ are being screened in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Pune on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th May 2022.