They matched wonderfully’_ Samik Bandyopadhyay talks about Nemai’s obsession with his subject, its many consequences, and much more… also, listen to Samik’s wise observation of Ray’s legacy and adulation…
’ somehow, a trust had developed between Nemai and Ray…there are no photographs of Ray eating, even though Ray eated quite demonstratively, but those moments of creative privacy, some of those photographs are fantastic’ _ Samik Bandyopadhyay talks about Ray’s more private moments, with Nemai observing, at a safe distance, and talks about Nemai’s ‘aftergrowth’: ‘ after Ray’s death, Nemai started growing as a photographer, a different kind of creativity started growing…’
’ when Ray worked with Soumitra Chatterjee, he knew what he could expect, and he quite often made it a point of reading out the complete script to Soumitra before he would read it out to anybody else’_ in this excerpt Samik Bandyopadhyay talks brilliantly about Ray’s different ways of working with his actors.
’ at one level, I found Ray a very private person, very shy, but at another level, he was extremely self-conscious of his larger-than-life presence’. Editor and brilliant art critic Samik Bandyopadhyay paints a very accurate portrait of Satyajit Ray’s overshadowing personality, demystifies very subtletly the relation between Ray and photographer Nemai Ghosh, and remembers the very first TV interview he did with Satyajit Ray in the mid-seventies.