Exhibition celebrates 50 years of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne
Kolkata: The golden jubilee year of the Satyajit Ray's Bengali classic Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne is being celebrated in a befitting manner, with a four-day exhibition of artwork, storyboard sketches and photographs at Gaganendra Pradarshanshala. The exhibition, which was inaugurated by celebrated photographer Nemai Ghosh in presence of Sandip Ray on Saturday, will be held till April 30.
The exhibition- an initiative by Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Archives, known as Ray Society, also has set and prop designs with a dozen rare still photos captured during the shooting of the film by Satyajit Ray's photo-biographer Nemai Ghosh.
The musical notations of the songs enlivened with doodles, various publicity material like newspaper advertisements clippings, stills and the cover of the film's music album, have also been put on display. The music and lyrics of the songs of the film were done by Ray himself. Based on a story by Ray's grandfather Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury, Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne is a 1969 Indian fantasy adventure comedy film. "This film was full of visual elements and as it was fantasy, there was hardly anything available readymade. So there is so much material about the film. We have tried to put everything related to this film in the exhibition and the curation has been done by Sandip Ray," said Arup K De, CEO of the Society.