Satyajit Ray: The Hero

3/7/2023; 36 minutes

Guests Trinankur Banerjee (Film & Media Studies, UCSB) and Bishnupriya Ghosh (Global Studies & English, UCSB) join moderator Bhaskar Sarkar (Film & Media Studies, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion of Satyajit Ray's The Hero (1966). Together, Ghosh, Sarkar and Banerjee discuss how The Hero became one of Ray's most iconic films thanks in part to the star power of beloved screen couple Uttam Kumar and Sharmila Tagore. They also consider how Ray deftly explores themes of stardom and celebrity in the contest of the Indian film industry. Recorded on 11/09/2022. (#38716)

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