Aranyer Din Ratri, 2 More Ray Classics to Return on the Big Screen
Kolkata: Close on the heels of Sonar Kella and Hirak Rajar Deshe being shown as part of a week-long film festival organised earlier this month, three more Satyajit Ray classics are all set to return on the big screen in October. These include Aranyer Din Ratri (1970), Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969), and Pratidwandi (1970).
All three films will be shown at the renovated Priya Cinema from 9-11 October. The theatre will resume operations from 9 October, after being shut down for over two months, following a fire that broke out inside its premises on 5 August. The family-owned theatre has been reportedly granted the no-objection papers to reopen. Arjit Dutta is the current owner of Priya Cinema.
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The three Ray classics will be shown as part of a package of films produced by the Dutta family. Hatey Bazare, Tapan Sinha’s 1967 film that had Ashok Kumar, Vyjaynthimala and Ajitesh Bandopadhyay in the lead, will also be screened.
All four films were produced by Arijit’s father Ashim Dutta. Arjit currently holds the copyright and exhibition rights of all these films.