Ray’s contributions to Sandip’s films

Sandip Ray based his first feature film, Phatikchand (Phatik and the Juggler, 1983), on a story by his father. Ray did the screenplay and scored the music for the film. Ray also scored the music for Sandip’s 1991 film Goopy Bagha Phire Elo (The Return of Goopy and Bagha).


Later, Sandip based two other feature films on screenplays done by Ray, Uttaran (The Broken Journey, 1993) and  (1995). He based four full length feature films, Bombaier Bombete (Bandits from Bombay, 2003), Kailase Kelenkari (Trouble at Kailas, 2007), Tintorettor Jishu (Jesus by Tintoretto, 2008) and Gorosthane Sabdhan (Beware at the Graveyard, 2010) on Ray novels.

Besides, Sandip based a large number of his TV films on Ray stories. They include Satyajit Ray Presents (1985-86) containing 13 films, Satyajit Ray Presents II (1986-87) containing three films, Feluda 30 (1996-97), containing five films, Satyajiter Gappo (Stories by Satyajit, 1999) containing four films, Dr Munshir Diary (Dr Munshi’s Diary, 2000), Satyajiter Priyo Galpo (SatyajitsFavourite Stories, 2001) containing seven stories, and Eker Pithe Dui (2 Upon 1, 2001) containing 12 stories.

Ray’s contributions to others’ films

Ray did the screenplays of such documentaries and advertisement films directed by Harisadhan Dasgupta as A Perfect Day (1948), Our Children will Know Each Other Better (1960), The Story of Tata Steel (1961), and The Brave Do not Die (1978).


He scored the music for Shakespearewallah (1965), directed by James Ivory, and Quest for Health (1967), an advertisement film, directed by Harisadhan Dasgupta.

Ray also scored the music for such other films as Glimpses of West Bengal (1967), Gangasagar Mela (1970) and Darjeeling: Himalayan Fantasy (1974) directed by Bansi Chandragupta, and House that Never Dies (1969), directed by Tony Meyer.


Ray did the screenplay and scored the music for Baksa Badal (1965), directed by Nityananda Dutta.


Ray lent his voice for the commentary for Tidal Bore directed by Vijay Mulay, and Max Mueller (1973), directed by Jorn Thiel. He also scored the music for Max Mueller.


Satyajit Ray’s contributions to his son Sandip Ray’s initial forays into filmmaking had been instrumental in establishing the latter’s cinematic career.

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