Bimal Roy: The Man who spoke in pictures by Rinki Roy Bhattacharya

By Rinki Roy Bhattacharya

Udayer Pathe, Bimal Roy’s first movie, revolutionized Indian cinema. Hailed as a pioneer via Satyajit Ray, he was once probably the 1st to carry colors of gray to the black-and-white reveal. Roy’s spare storytelling and nuanced realizing of the human situation are mirrored in classics like Devdas, Sujata and Madhumati. His skill to light up usual characters like Shambhu in Do Bigha Zamin and Kalyani in Bandini, is attested to through their being part of renowned reminiscence even to this day.

The guy Who Spoke in images is not only a eulogy to this nice director, but in addition an perception into Roy, the fellow, the director and his artwork. The auteur’s little-known Bengal section is chronicled by way of Mahasweta Devi and Amit Chaudhuri, in addition to Tapan Sinha, Amit Bose and different greats of cinema who hint his trip from cinematographer to director. His Bombay years are recorded via a suite of analyses and anecdotes from prime literary and cinematic luminaries, together with Nayantara Sahgal, Gulzar, Naseeruddin Shah and Khalid Mohammed. the ultimate part examines Roy from the outsider’s standpoint, with articles by way of Meghnad Desai, Rachel Dwyer and Paula Mayhew.

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