Director Srijit Mukherji will make 12 part web series based on Satyajit Ray. This venture will be in association with Viacom International, and shall be titled X-Ray: Selected Satayajit Shorts. The series will be produced by Viacom’s digital content brand, Tipping Point.
This announcement comes on the 97th birth anniversary of the filmmaking legend. Mukherji said in an interaction that these stories appeared in groups of 12, across years, and covered diverse genres like horror, drama, satire, etc. The filmmaker was presented with an honorary Oscar by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences in 1992, just a few months before he passed away.
The Bengali filmmaker gained fame not just in India but across the world. His Apu trilogy, comprising Pather Panchali, Aparajito, and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu), has been the recipient of multiple international awards. Ray also created some much-loved characters in his writings like the detective Feluda and Professor Shonku.