‘ that day, he walked out of the Coffee House and walked into movie immortality…He won the world, but he never lost his simplicity. People sometimes said’ he’s so cold’ and insolent’. They didn’t know that he was shy! Even a man like him could be shy, mortally shy!’ RP Gupta remembers the Coffee House days, the endless adda sessions with Satyajit Ray and his friends, the early days of the Pather Panchali period, and talks beautifully about Ray’s love for Calcutta.
‘ I’ll start by reminiscing that nearly 60 years ago we used to hold our adda sessions in this Coffee House’. RP Gupta remembers the endless sessions of talks with the future maker of Pather Panchali, and explains how it all happened.