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Satyajit Ray: Filmography

In an interview Ray once remarked: "Somehow I feel that an ordinary person — the man in the street if you like — is a more challenging subject for exploration than people in the heroic mold. It is the half shades, the hardly audible notes that I want to capture and explore... In any case, I am another kind of person, one who finds muted emotions more interesting and challenging."

Ray directed some forty feature films, documentaries, and short subjects exploring these "half shades", "hardly audible notes" and "muted emotions".

Videocassettes and DVDs are available from several distributors; please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Feature films:

Pather Panchali (Song of the Road), 1955
Aparajito (The Unvanquished), 1956
Parash Pathar (The Philosopher's Stone), 1958
Jalsaghar (The Music Room), 1958
Apur Sansar (The World of Apu), 1959
Devi (The Goddess), 1960
Teen Kanya (Three Daughters), 1961
Kanchanjungha, 1962
Abhijan (The Expedition), 1962
Mahanagar (The Big City), 1963
Charulata (The Lonely Wife), 1964
Kapurush O Mahapurush (The Coward and The Holy Man), 1965
Nayak (The Hero), 1966
Chiriakhana (The Zoo), 1967
Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha), 1968
Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest), 1969
Pratidwandi (The Adversary), 1970
Seemabaddha (Company Limited), 1971
Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder), 1973
Sonar Kella (The Golden Fortress), 1974
Jana Aranya (The Middle Man), 1975
Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players), 1977
Joi Baba Felunath (The Elephant God), 1978
Hirak Rajar Dese (The Kingdom of Diamonds), 1980
Ghare Baire (The Home and the World), 1984
Ganashatru (An Enemy of the People), 1989
Shakha Proshakha (Branches of a Tree), 1990
Agantuk (The Stranger), 1991

Directed by Sandip Ray, Screenplay by Satyajit Ray:

Goopy Bagha Phire Elo (The Return of Goopy and Bagha), 1991
Uttaran (Broken Journey), 1993

Short Subjects and Documentaries:

Rabindranath Tagore, 1961
Two, 1964
Sikkim, 1971
The Inner Eye, 1972
Bala, 1976
Pikoo, 1980
Sadgati (Deliverance), 1981
Sukumar Ray, 1987