Ray review: Netflix anthology Ray which is a modern-day retelling of four short stories by filmmaker Satyajit Ray had an OTT premier on June 25. The anthology, released as four separate episodes, each capturing a short story, features Manoj Bajpayee, Ali Fazal, Gajraj Rao, Kay Kay Menon and Shweta Basu Prasad among others.
The show tells four different stories inspired by Satyajit Ray’s short stories- Spotlight, Bahurupiya, Forget Me Not, and Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa portraying four different emotions of betrayal, ego, revenge and envy. With four episodes named on the short stories of Satyajit Ray, the series shows the journey of the characters lives, their vulnerabilities, and multiple shades of their personalities.
Actor Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor tweeted from his official account urging people to watch the classic stories of Satyajit Ray come alive.
Created by – #SayantanMukherjee
— Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor (@HarshKapoor_) June 25, 2021
Talking about the show, a viewer called Ray “Simply outstanding” ad recommended everyone to watch the show.
Netflix original Ray🔥🔥 . Simply outstanding.
I recommend to all please show this.
All Outstanding actors with a hard working @srijitspeaketh director ❤️😘😘😘
I give 4.5 marks out of 5. pic.twitter.com/L1keREdJH5
— Sayed Anowar (@i_am_sayed3) June 25, 2021
Another viewer praised the show writing, “It is a culmination of prolific filmmaker’s iconic stories and fierce hard work put in by a passionate team. (sic.)”
Today is special because #Ray is out on @NetflixIndia @netflix It is culmination of prolific filmmaker’s, iconic stories & fierce hard-work put in by a passionate team. Congratulations @Viacom18Studios @AndhareAjit @Colosceum @lalitpremsharma @TippingPoint_In It is looking #Kadak pic.twitter.com/ExUmUJ4azE
— Amey Nadkarni (@ameynadkarni) June 25, 2021
After watching Forget Me Not, one of the four stories in the show, a viewer praised the show calling it one of the best anthology adaptations. His tweet read, “Just watched “Forget me not” on Netflix directed by @srijitspeaketh, based on Satyajit Ray’s short story, “Bipin Choudhurir Smritibhram”. Must say, one of the best anthology adaptation ever. And what an acting by Ali Fazal. Just amazing. #Ray”
Just watched "Forget me not" on Netflix directed by @srijitspeaketh , based on Satyajit Ray's short story, "Bipin Choudhurir Smritibhram".
Must say, one of the best anthology adaptation ever . And what an acting by Ali Fazal. Just amazing. #Ray
— Amlan Maitra (@amlan_maitra) June 25, 2021
“RAY is perhaps the best Netflix Indian web series based on the works of the legendary satyajit ray. Must watch for everyone,” wrote one twitter user.
RAY is perhaps the best Netflix Indian web series based on the works of the legendary satyajit ray. Must watch for everyone.
— Parth Chokhra (@ChokhraParth) June 25, 2021
Here are some other tweets about the Netflix anthology Ray:
— Manasraj Singh (@_Manasraj_Singh) June 25, 2021
The master stroke was @shweta_official in forget me not where the storytelling layer bit layer is phenomenal,@alifazal9 absolutely brilliant. @srijitspeaketh you tear it apart with fab convincing capabilities about dementia and making a superb storytelling ❤️❤️
— Sumit Attitude Sen (@sumit14sen) June 25, 2021
It's a #RAY of hope, when you wait to binge watch a great series 🙌🙌🙌
— kiran (@kiranpaic) June 25, 2021
Srijith Da ,
At least one of the stories in #Ray should hv been done in Bangla lang – with English subtitles and of course Hindi audio option.Not only Hindi @NetflixIndia is doing content inTamil Telugu Malayalam also -Why ignore #Bengali ? #Netflix #SatyajitRay
— Snehasish Mukherjee (@SnehasishFP) June 25, 2021
Ray, a collection of four films inspired by the short stories of Satyajit Ray, is the worst Netflix anthology yet. I will be haunted by those Srijit Mukherjee segments for a long time, in all the wrong ways.
— Rahul Desai (@ReelReptile) June 25, 2021
Another Friday. Another mediocre film on Netflix from the same old Versova cabal. Same old outdated embarrassment of cliches by the same writers and directors. The show goes on and on. #Ray
— Chintan (@ChintanSisyphus) June 25, 2021