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SUKUMAR RAY (1987 Documentary)- By Satyajit Ray
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Sukumar Ray part1
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Sukumar Roy- I go up, we go down
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Chinepotka By Sukumar Ray
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Ramgorurer Chhana - Sukumar Ray Abol Tabol - MoxaGharana Music (Demo Version)
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Sukumar Ray part3
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Sukumar Ray Part 2
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Sukumar Ray
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Sukumar Ray Part 4
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Bengali Rhymes | Abol Tabol | Gandho Bichar | KidRhymes
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SUKUMAR RAY-Amake Bhabay
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Sukumarudu
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Thikana by Sukumar Roy
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Bengali Rhymes | Abol Tabol | Huko Mukho Hangla | KidRhymes
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Ganer Gunto ... a short flim based on a pome of Sukumar Ray
Ganer Gunto ... a short flim based on a pome of Sukumar Ray
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abol tabol asche !!! by CaLcutta BLues ( TRIBUTE to Sukumar Roy )
abol tabol asche !!! by CaLcutta BLues ( TRIBUTE to Sukumar Roy )
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Shot Patro by Sukumar Roy :: সৎপাত্র - সুকুমার রায়
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Bengali Rhymes | Abol Tabol | KidRhymes
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Tenida 2012 Bengali Movie
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London Bridge Malayalam Movie Song   Prithviraj Sukumar
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I Am That Change Short Film - Allu Arjun, Sukumar - 2014
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Nayontara : with Sukumar Ray
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Gandho Bichar (Sukumar Roy)  | Aratrika Karmakar
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Eid Event - Drama (Obak Jolpan by Sukumar Ray)
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Nayak (The Hero) 1966 - A Ray Movie
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jhalapala-----by Sukumar Roy
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Bengali Rhymes | Abol Tabol | Kaandune | KidRhymes
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rehearsals for Sukumar Ray kobita
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Bengali Rhymes | Abol Tabol | Burir Bari | KidRhymes
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Nayak 1966 720p a satyajit ray masterpiece
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Apur Sansar 1959
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Jilipi: Sukumar Roy- Hulor Gaan
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Allu Arjun Short Film " I am That Change " - Directed By Sukumar
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Sukumar Rays play হ  য র ল ব ( HA JA RA LA BA)
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Bengali Rhymes | Abol Tabol | Prajapati Prajapati Other Kabita | KidRhymes
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Sukumar Ray
Sukumar Ray (documentary, 1987) title card
Title card of the film
Directed by Satyajit Ray
Produced by Government of West Bengal
Screenplay by Satyajit Ray
Based on Life and works of Sukumar Ray
Starring Utpal Dutt,
Soumitra Chatterjee,
Tapen Chatterjee,
Santosh Dutta
Narrated by Soumitra Chatterjee
Music by Satyajit Ray
Cinematography Barun Raha
Edited by Dulal Dutta
Production
company
Release dates
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time 30 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Sukumar Ray is a 1987 Bengali short documentary film made by Satyajit Ray on his father, Sukumar Ray. It was released during the birth centenary year of Sukumar Ray, who was born on October 30, 1887.[1] The thirty minutes documentary features the life and some of the works by Sukumar Ray in the form of paintings, photographs and readings.[2] This is the last documentary made by Satyajit Ray as a tribute to his father, before he died in 1992.[3][4] The documentary used Sukumar Ray's photographs and paintings than video recording as the film was considerably a new medium in India when Sukumar Ray died in 1923.

Background[edit]

Main article: Sukumar Ray
Photograph of Sukumar Ray
Sukumar Ray
Portrait of Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray

Sukumar Ray was a Bengali humorous poet, story writer and playwright who mainly wrote for children. Born in Bengali family on October 30, 1887 to Bidhumukhi and Upendrakishore Ray, Ray is a second children of six and illustrator of literary nonsense and nonsense rhyme in Bengali literature.[5] Graduated with Honours degree in Physics and Chemistry from the Presidency College, Kolkata, Ray got training in photography and printing technology in England at the School of Photo-Engraving and Lithography, London.[6] He formed the "Nonsense Club" and the "Monday Club", the members of which included some of the young artists, writers, scholars and critics of that time.[7] Ray was also associated with Brahmo Samaj and wrote a poem called "Atiter Katha" for young readers.[8] His works such as the collection of poems Abol Tabol (Gibberish), novella HaJaBaRaLa (The Absurdity), short story collection Pagla Dashu (Crazy Dashu) and play Chalachitta Chanchari are considered nonsense masterpieces.[1] Father of film-maker Satyajit Ray, Sukumar Ray died of severe infectious fever, Leishmaniasis on September 10, 1923.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

With Soumitra Chatterjee as a narrator, the documentary begins by showcasing some of the drawings by Sukumar Ray, drawn for the children books Abol Tabol, HaJaBaRaLa and a short story, Heshoram Hushiarer Diary (The Diary of Heshoram: The Clever). Explaining the lineage of Ray family starting from Hari Krishna Roy Chowdhury and Upendrakishore Ray, the documentary describes initial days of Sukumar Ray, his formation of the "Nonsense Group" in the college and publication of handwritten humorous magazine, "Thirty Two and a Half Fries".

Utpal Dutt enacts as a teacher from Ray's first published poetical "nonsense"-play Jhala Pala (The Cacophony) and provides humorous explanation/translation of the sentence "I go up, we go down" in Bengali. Soumitra Chatterjee appears as Rama, the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, in a spoof based on an Indian epic Ramayana, Lakshmaner Shaktishel (The magical spear of Lakshmana). The spoof is based on Rama's dream about the central antagonist of the Ramayana, the demon-king Ravana and the spy (Tapen Chatterjee) providing further information about it. The documentary also focusses on Ray's college days in London while studying photography, lithography and his meeting with Nobel Prize–winning littérateur, Rabindranath Tagore. While narrating his first poem Khichudi (The mixture) published in children's magazine, Sandesh, launched by his father, the documentary explains how entire Ray family worked together for the growth of the magazine after the death of Upendrakishore Ray.

Mentioning his association with Brahmo Samaj, the documentary ends with Sukumar Ray's terminal disease and his death on September 10, 1923.

Credits[edit]

Cast[edit]

  • Utpal Dutt as Village teacher (character of the play Jhala Pala)
  • Soumitra Chatterjee as Rama (from the play Lakshmaner Shaktishel (The magical spear of Lakshmana))
  • Tapen Chatterjee as informer (from the play Lakshmaner Shaktishel)
  • Chiranjeet as Lakshmana (from the play Lakshmaner Shaktishel)
  • Santosh Dutta
  • Nirmal Ghosh
  • Bimal Deb
  • Ramesh Mukhopadhyay
  • Sambarta Sarkar
  • Soumya Patra
  • Chinmay Chatterjee
  • Utpal Roy
  • Shamik Banerjee
  • Sougata Banerjee
  • Ankur Chatterjee
  • Soumendranath Das

Crew[edit]

  • Narration: Soumitra Chatterjee
  • Editor: Dulal Dutta
  • Art direction: Ashoke Bose
  • Sound designer: Sujit Sarkar
  • Cinematographer: Barun Raha
  • Still photographer: Nemai Ghosh, Hirak Sen, Satyaki
  • Make up: Ananta Das

Music[edit]

  • Music direction: Satyajit Ray
  • Assistant music director: Aloknath Dey
  • Singer: Anup Ghoshal
  • Chorus: Biswajeet Gupta, Debashish Roy Chowdhury, Arup Majumder, Prabuddha Raha, Shekhar Gupta, Aditya Narayan Biswas
  • Song recording: Sushanta Banerjee
  • Re-recording: Jyoti Chatterjee, Anup Mukhopadhyay

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sukumar Ray: Breaking ground with literary nonsense". The Daily Star. October 30, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sukumar Ray@satyajitray.org". Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Films Directed by Satyajit Ray@satyajitray.org". Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Flint, Peter B. (April 24, 1992). "Satyajit Ray, 70, Cinematic Poet, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ray History @satyajitrayworld.com". Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sukumar Ray @The Open University, Britain". Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ The Literary Utopias of Cultural Communities, 1790-1910. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ Ray, Sukumar. Wordygurdyboom!. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 

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