Watch The Ray anthology: The new series Ray has finally premiered on Netflix India today. The four-part series is a celebration of legendary auteur Satyajit Ray 100th birth anniversary and marks a tribute to the maestro.
The trailer for this ensemble was released on June 08, 2021. Naturally, the well-versed plot and the profound star cast had its fans on the edge of their seats. The wait for the series is now over. The show is created by Sayantan Mukherjee, who is known for his work in Akash Ongshoto Meghla and Red Panty. The stories are rewritten by Niren Bhatt and Siraj Ahmed.
What to expect from Ray Netflix Season 1?
The film is a modern retelling of four short stories by the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray and attempts to recreate the magic generated by shows such as the black mirror. The inspiration behind the drama series is four of Satyajit Ray’s extraordinary stories – Spotlight, Bahurupi, Barin Bhowmik-er Byaram and Bipin Chowdhury’r Smritibhrom. A review by Hindustan Times stated that the ‘episodes’ are actually films in and of themselves, with a sliver of thematic connection between each. Each episode lasts for approximately an hour and is suitable for an audience older than the age of 16.
More details about the plot and cast
The short story Spotlight, which takes its name from the original story, is directed by the Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota fame director, Vasan Bala. Spotlight stars Harshvardhan Kapoor who is playing the role of a young actor called Vikram Arora. Akansha Ranjan plays his love interest, while Chandan Roy Sanyal and Radhika Madan play the role of the lead’s manager and a religious leader, respectively.
The second film is called Bahrupia and is inspired by the original story called Bahurupi. It involves an unfortunate man whose life is filled with unexpected turns and twists. Kay Kay Menon plays the role of Indrashish Shaha, a man who dreams of becoming a makeup artist, Bidita Bag plays an actress, and Rajat Sharma plays his demanding supervisor. Srijit Mukherji has directed the film.
Forget Me Not is based on Ray’s Bipin Chowdhury’r Smritibhrom, and stars Ali Fazal and Shweta Basu Prasad in lead roles. The plot centres around a corporate-driven man with a photographic memory who meets a woman he cannot seem to recall.
Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa is the adaptation of Barin Bhowmik-er Byaram. Manoj Bajpayee plays the lead role of the Ghazal singer, while Gajraj Rao stars as his co-passenger. The short film is directed by Abhishek Chaubey.
The cast of the film including Manoj Bajpayee, Kay Kay Menon, Ali Fazal and Radhika Madan shared details about the new show on their social media profiles, encouraging fans to watch the show and witness the “classic stories come alive”.
You can watch the trailer here: