Based on the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s stories, the upcoming Netflix Ray anthology comprises four different stories.
The Ray anthology is based on four stories written by Satyajit Ray. Satyajit Ray is a revolutionary filmmaker and the creator of the iconic Feluda series. He is also celebrated for writing some of the best short stories in India.
The four stories that will be adapted on screen are titled Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa, Forget Me Not, Bahrupiya, and Spotlight. They are reported to center on themes of love, lust, betrayal, and truth.
Actor Ali Fazal and Shweta Basu, who will be a part of the cast in the Ray anthology, said that it was an honour to be a part of the series.
Fazal praised Ray’s valuable contribution to literature and cinema. “It is an honour to be a part of his universe, to be involved in a project that has such a strong connection with him,” the actor said in a statement.
Actor Shweta Basu also shared how Ray’s films were a huge part of her growing-up years. She recalled watching Ray’s films in her grandmother’s house. “ To me, being a part of a project that is named after India’s finest filmmaker is a pride,” she said.
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Ray features prominent Bollywood actors in the cast. The cast includes Manoj Bajpayee, Ali Fazal, Kay Kay Menon, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, Shweta Basu, Anindita Bose, Gajraj Rao, and Bidita Bag. Other actors will also be seen on screen.
Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji, and Vasan Bala are the directors on board for the series. It is produced by Ajit Andhare, Viacom 18, and Tipping Point.
Stories of writers Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji, and Vasan Bala will also be featured in the anthology. The writers mentioned that they have drawn inspiration from Ray’s writings and tried to create a story that will make the audience think about him.
Niren Bhatt and Siraj Ahmed have adapted these stories for the screen. Sayantan Mukherjee is the show runner.
The official trailer of the highly anticipated series was released on June 8. Ray is expected to be released on the Netflix platform on June 25.
Where To Watch
The Ray anthology is a Netflix original series and will be released on the same platform. Anyone with a Netflix subscription will be able to stream the series from its release date.
Watch the trailer here