Kolkata: Legendary filmmaker and Oscar winner Satyajit Ray’s experiments with his camera were showcased in the 17th Kolkata Film Festival. The exclusive exhibition has rare black and white photographs captured the renowned filmmaker.

Unveiling the unknown side of Ray, these mesmerising photographs clicked in India and aboard have proved the cynosure of all eyes in the film fest. These images portray the journey of the filmmaker between 1957 and 1969 and his search for excellence.

The photographs speak ample about the search of location involved during the making of his two major award winning film Kanchenjunga and Sonnarkela. For deciding the locations for these two flicks, Ray travelled in different parts of the country including Darjeeling and Rajasthan.

Ray, known for his prowess to aptly depict the emotions on the silver screen, has also found place in the cover page of the Times Mazagine.

The exhibition displays rare photographs taken in Vienna where ‘Bengali’ movie star Gary Cooper is seen in a different mood. Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosowa, Steve Macklin are also seen in few pictures captured in the 1960’s.

(JPN/Bureau)