Share So many autobiographies and biographies have been written, so many descriptions of life with great men and women of all persuasions and pursuits. Great expectations arise, then, as you pick up a new book on Satyajit Ray by his wife, despite the fact that so many have been written on him in a variety of languages. All of them analyse his creativity, his work over the years. Few talk of his personal life, of Satyajit Ray the man, the husband, the father and, for one short year before his death, the grandfather.
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Shama was to help Manik with the screenplay and costumes. She was very efficient, and knew her job well. Being an aristocratic Muslim, she was well-versed in their customs and social etiquette, knowledge that was very important in the context of this film. Shooting finally began on 6 December The first sequence was shot with Saeed Jaffrey and Sanjeev Kumar, both wonderful actors. As it was the first day, things were a bit delayed, and shooting began only at 5 pm.
Manik and the others returned home around 8. Shooting was progressing so smoothly that Suresh was keen to shoot the entire film in Calcutta. The main motive behind this was, of course, saving money -- it cost much less to shoot a film here than it would in Bombay. One can create a set in Calcutta for exactly half the amount it would cost in Bombay. He had come to meet Manik hoping to work in his films. He was good-looking and well -educated, and as it was difficult to find people with a good background, Manik took an instant liking to him.
But from the very next day he had hired a tutor and begun learning the language. He was an intelligent boy with a flair for languages, which was why he picked it up easily and spoke it fluently in the film. This was a period film, and so we required a lot of old items. I gave Manik everything in the house that could be of any use, but most of them came from his old friends, who were only too willing to lend Manik whatever he wanted.
Manik was forever grateful to Mr Kejriwal for all his help -- he was the one who provided us with the old Jamawar shawls we so desperately needed. Manik had a lot of other friends who helped him -- I cannot recollect all their names. We were looking for a cat for Wajid. We looked everywhere, but could not find him. Jahanara was almost in tears at the thought of losing her beloved cat. Shooting came to a halt because the cat was to keep Wajid company at all times.
The next day we heard that the cat had been found. Jahanara could finally smile, and we heaved a sigh of relief. You can buy this book at the Rediff Bookstore and save Rs ! Please click Next to read further
MANIK AND I – MY LIFE WITH SATYAJIT RAY- Bijoya Ray (Penguin India) Review by Sunayana Panda
Bijoya Ray never felt the urge to write her memoirs, but was nally persuaded to pick up the pen when she was well into her eighties. Manik and I brimsover with hitherto unknown stories of her life with Satyajit Ray, told in candid, vivid detail. She took lessons in music from her aunt, and mastered Rabindra Sangeet, and Indian classical and semi-classical music. She married Satyajit Ray in
Manik and I
Shama was to help Manik with the screenplay and costumes. She was very efficient, and knew her job well. Being an aristocratic Muslim, she was well-versed in their customs and social etiquette, knowledge that was very important in the context of this film. Shooting finally began on 6 December
Another Ray, through a wife’s eyes
Blog , Book Review Bijoya Ray for putting into words her priceless memories. Every Ray fan wants to know what he was like as a man. There is nothing so fascinating as the little details of his outward life and his likes and dislikes. Bijoya gives us a view of Satyajit the man whom we have always known as Satyajit Ray the genius. The title Manik and I is fully justified. In fact Bijoya wrote her memoirs in Bangla, in a series of chapters which were serialized in the Bangla magazine Desh which were later published in a book form. After the publication of the Bangla volume the book was translated into English by Indrani Majumdar.
Wife reveals Satyajit Rays real life love story
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