About the CD
This interactive CD-ROM is a maiden endeavour on digital media on
the life and works of Satyajit Ray, one of the greatest names in world cinema.
It is a tribute to the great filmmaker from the house of RDB, for countless aficionados settled all over the globe, to enable them to rediscover and preserve a slice of his life and the magic of his creations in non-linear navigation.
It is not a critique or analysis of his works in various media, which falls under the esoteric purview of scholars and theoreticians. Nevertheless, it can definitely serve as an authentic and ready source of information on Ray and also be of use to all those who wish to study a man of his magnificence. The piece-de-resistance of this offering is that it is a posthumous tribute to an individual who helped in lifting only a century old invention into one of the greatest contemporary art forms of our times.
The House of RDB, pioneered by R.D.Bansal has been associated with Ray
from the days of his early career as a filmmaker and has produced as many as six of his films including Charulata and Mahanagar
Entertainments Private Limited, the media wing of the RDB
organization, the subject of the Life and Works of Ray was the obvious
choice for their maiden CD ROM venture.
The technical support for the CD ROM has
been provided by The Multimedia Group of the Technology Centre of PricewaterhouseCoopers, India
The advisory panel consisted of eminent
directors of the likes of Sandip
Ray, Gautam Ghose and Shyam Benegal.
Lord Richard Attenborough provided the introduction and narration for the