Filmmaker Sandip Ray, son of the iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray, kicked off his father’s birth centenary year celebrations since May 2 this year. The first digital event to mark the filmmaker’s 100th birthday was an online film festival named Iskule Bioscope for city students. And recently, another innovative competition was organised where students took part to recreate the famous movie titles of Ray’s masterpieces by using emojis in a smartphone. This digital initiative saw the participation of students from more than 50 schools across the city and Kolkata’s outskirts. In the digital film festival, Iskule Bioscope, six films of Satyajit Ray like Goopy Gaine Bagha Baine, Hirak Rajar Deshe, Goopy Bagha Phire Elo, Sonar Kella, Joy Baba Felunath and Photikchand were showcased and based on those movies, assignments were given to the students who had completed them as seriously as any part of their regular curriculum, and submitted them to their teachers.
Talking about the creative digital events based on film, facts and trivias on Satyajit Ray, Sandip said, “My father was very serious about children’s films. He wrote stories and even made films of children’s interest, which have turned out to be ageless creations. I loved the idea when I met Kaushik Chakraborty, the man behind the idea of Iskule Bioscope. I have selected the top three participants of an online contest meant for recreating the film titles of my father’s movies. Each of them was so appropriate and unique.”
Source: Times of India