Thursday, July 1, 2021

Ray - Web Series

 Based on Satyajit Ray's short stories come this anthology of films. 'Forget me Not' is about a rich, arrogant, self-centred, insensitive  businessman who loses his famed memory and his family and everything thanks to some excellent gaslighting done by one of his victims (who gathers other victims ala Orient Express). 

'Bahurupiya' is about a makeup artist who discovers a book on prosthetics and uses it to mess up his good fortune he has suddenly come into. Never give these fellows more than they deserve because it will harm them more than do them any good. 'Hangama hai kyon barpa' is about a musician and a wrestler-turned-sports journalist who meet in a train compartment and vaguely remember having seen each other. It takes many interesting turns and twists and artistes of the calibre of Manoj Bajpai, Gajraj Rao and Raghubir Yadav elevate this story- especially Raghubir Yadav who shines bright in his cameo as a hakeem. Brilliant. Best of the lot for me. In 'Spotlight' we have a film star whose career is shaky locking horns with a holy woman Didi for a room in a star hotel. It has a cute ending with Didi conjuring up cute endings for all.

Nice stuff. Don't know what Ray would have thought about it.     

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