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The Legendary Satyajit Ray’s Centenary Celebrations on

NFDC’s Cinemas of India OTT Platform

News Desk, News Nation 360 : NFDC is organizing Satyajit Ray Film Festival on its OTT platform www.cinemasofindia.com with a handful of the classic by him and based on him. Satyajit Ray’s films are widely acclaimed and he’s the role model for many aspiring & emerging filmmakers. The film festival will stream classics like Ghare Baire (1984), Ganashatru (1989), Agantuk (1992) among few others that include Anirban Mitra’s Nemai Ghosh - A ray of light (2018) documentary which is the story of an inspiring friendship, of the pursuit of artistic excellence and of a journey that started fifty years ago between Satyajit Ray & the bio-photographer Nemai Ghosh. National Film Development Corporation Limited (NFDC) will be offering gift hampers to 25 subscribers on www.cinemasofindia.com, on an annual subscription made between 02 -05 May 2021 on a first come first serve basis. This shall be a token of gratitude in these difficult times and to build long-lasting relationships with its special audience. NFDC is associating with Penguin Publishers for their kind gesture in

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bringing this together. The offer can be availed by the subscribers who takes a yearlong subscription of INR 599/- between 02 - 05 May 2021. The first 25 Subscribers will win 2(two) books with Satyajit ray's illustrations and short stories published by Penguin Publishers with a collectable NFDC Film DVD as a gift hamper package. Satyajit Ray, regarded as one of the world's greatest directors of the twentieth century, was born on 02 May 1921. His first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international awards, including Best Human Documentary Award at the Festival de Cannes (1956) and he was awarded an honorary Academy Award in 1992. Ray is a recipient of the Bharat Ratna (1992) by the Government of India. Dhanpreet Kaur, Director, Films, (Ministry of I & B) & Managing Director NFDC India, also shared her views on the new festival– Ministry of I & B is elated to open the grand centenary celebrations of the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. It is indeed a pleasure to organize the film festival on NFDC’s OTT Cinemas of India, Ray’s films are renowned globally, it's always a learning experience watching his films. Hope the audiences enjoy the films all over again. The books include Satyajit Ray in 100 Anecdotes, it has gorgeous line arts that complement the text to create an engaging book that readers will enjoy reading, one of a kind book to introduce the genius of Satyajit Ray to readers young and old. Another Dozen Stories - its collection includes twelve hair-raising stories that will leave you asking for more! Translated for the very first time into English by noted translator Indrani Majumdar, this edition is a tribute to Ray’s immaculate literary genius and a gift for his many fans and followers on the centenary of his birth.

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Report : Anustup Kundu