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Roy, Soumendu

Works: 35 works in 87 publications in 4 languages and 833 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Comedy films  Social problem films  Internet videos  Fantasy films  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Soumendu Roy
The Home and the World by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman falls in love with her husband's boyhood friend and his political ideals
Late Ray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Bengali and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stranger. Based on the filmmaker's own story, The Stranger involves a bourgeois couple who are taken off guard when a man claiming to be the wife's long-lost uncle sends word that he will be coming to stay with them after years of travel
Teen kanya = Two daughters by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in Bengali and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first story, The Postmaster, is a poignant portrait of an ambitious young man who befriends his young servant without understanding the consequences of his casual generosity. The second story, The Conclusion, is a surprising romance that traces the slapstick courtship of a somber young scholar and the high-spirited young woman he hopes to tame." The third story, Two Daughters, is a "blend of poetic creation that is almost majestic."
Days and nights in the forest by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in Bengali and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three friends from Calcutta drive out for a short holiday in the country. During the next few days, they meet up with local village girls plus two high-caste young ladies also on holiday. A series of drunken sprees, social embarrassments, adventures with servants, officials, prostitutes and even a brief romance ensue, before the three friends return to Calcutta, each with a fuller appreciation of life and love
The Adversary( Visual )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siddartha (Dhritiman Chatterjee) tiene que dejar sus estudios de medicina debido a la inesperada muerte de su padre. Ahora debe encontrar un trabajo. En una entrevista de trabajo, a la pregunta de cuál es el acontecimiento más relevante ocurrido en los últimos diez años, en vez de responder la llegada del hombre a la Luna, responde "el coraje humano mostrado por el pueblo de Vietnam". Tras lo cual, su interlocutor le pregunta si es comunista ... Esta es la primera de la Trilogía de Calcuta. Las otras dos son Seemabaddha (Compañía Limitada, 1971) y Jana Aranya (El intermediario, 1976). Las tres tienen lugar en la ciudad de Calcuta y tienen como protagonistas a jóvenes con una buena educación
Shatranj ke khilari = Chess players by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le documentaire présente le plus réalisateur bengali, Satyajit Ray. Il parle de sa vie, de son oeuvre, se rappelle comment il développa sa propre vision de la mise en scène, et en quoi les encouragements de sa mère à faire des études l'aidèrent à comprendre ce qu'il pouvait et ne pouvait pas faire de sa vie
Pratidvandvī by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Bengali and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siddartha, a medical student, feels he must discontinue his studies following the death of his father. He looks for a job and has to submit to a formal interviews requiring that the candidate be examined by a committee on questions of general culture. He realizes that he lacks the all important element of backing. Somewhat mentally disoriented, wandering in a Calcutta shocked by intense political upheaval and revolutionary violence, he ends by accepting a medical sales position, away from the city and the girl he loves
Sīmābaddha( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in Bengali and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Calcutta, this film tells the story of an ambitious young sales executive at a British-owned firm whose promotion to a hotly contested seat on the corporate board of directors is jeopardized when the shipment of a big export order must be delayed. He resolves the problem through a deceitful and dangerous ploy which, while winning him the admiration of his boss and assuring him the promotion, loses him the respect he sought from his sister-in-law
Aśani-saṃketa = Distant thunder by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in Bengali and Hindi and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of World War II famine in India. As the government requisitions the civilian food supply to feed its armies, the common man starves. A Brahmin living in a Bengali village with his beautiful wife must abandon his former aspirations, becoming wiser and more compassionate in the process
The Satyajit Ray collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Bengali and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadgati: Dukhi, an untouchable who asks the village Brahmin to set an auspicious date for is daughter's wedding. When Dukhi undertakes arduous household chores in return, a tragedy befalls him, leaving the Brahmin with a dilemma of conscience
Jana araṇya = The middleman by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in Bengali and Hindi and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somnath Bannerji, the son of an impoverished Brahmin family, finds the task of landing a job a daunting one, armed as he is only with a pass in his university examinations. Each advertised position seems to have a thousand applicants. He is persuaded by an old friend to set himself up in business as a middleman, supplying buyers with goods for a commission. Necessity quickly educates him in the many tricks and frauds needed for survival. This portrait of the inter-relationship in such business between amorality and success bristles with sharply observed, often comic scenes which quietly make moral points. Ray's recurring theme of the break-up of tradition is woven through the narrative
Gupī gāina, Bāghā bāina( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Bengali and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action occurs in an imaginary land. Gupi (Goopy) the singer and Bāghā the drummer are untalented musicians whose playing provokes as much ridicule from the peasants as it does contempt from the king. The only audience they manage to charm is the ghosts. Wearing magic sandals, they arrive in the kingdom of Shundi where, to everyone's amazement, the ruler admires their music. Meanwhile, the king of the neighboring realm of Halla, who is the twin brother of the king of Shundi, wants to declare war. Gupi/Goopy and Bāghā do everything in their power to dissuade him, and finally it is their singing that demobilizes the troops at the last moment. Reconciled, the twin brothers offer to reward Gupi/Goopy and Bāghā with their daughters in marriage
Sonara kella( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Bengali and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parapsychologist discovers that the drawings of a young boy represent scenes from a former life. It emerges that everything had taken place in a fortress, where the boy's father worked as a gem cutter. The boy is led to places in Rajastan where such an environment might be found. Alerted to this strange phenomenon by newspaper reports, some bandits kidnap the boy. A detective and his assistant are engaged to recover the boy in order to get hold of the treasure
Death of a doctor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of painstaking research at the cost of his personal life, Dr. Dipankar Roy (Pankaj Kapoor) discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an insignificant junior doctor receives international recognition. Professional jealousy and abuse of power threaten Dr. Roy, even as the Secretary of Health reprimands him for breaking the news to the press
Ciṛiẏākhānā( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Bengali and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian private eye, paranoid to the point that he trusts no one save his pet snake, finds himself drawn into a double homicide despite his inclination to have nothing whatsoever to do with people living or dead
Wheelchair( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Bengali and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sushmita is attacked one night after staying late at the office. She falls down the stairs in her attempt to escape and suffers damage to her spinal cord, resulting in paralysis. Despondent and wishing for death to end her suffering, she is sent to live in a nursing home for neurologically handicapped patients, run by Dr. Mitra, who is himself, wheelchair-bound. As Sushmita struggles to regain control over her limbs, with the help of physiotherapist, Santu, Dr. Mitra struggles to keep his home running, in the face of dwindling funds. Awards/Festivals: Best Feature Film on Social Issues, National Film Awards, India; V. Santharam Award for Best Film, Best Direction, Best Original Story & Best Cameraman, Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards; Shanghai International Film Festival; Indian Panorama
Tina kanyā = Three daughters( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Bengali and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Postmaster', is a story of the tender bond that develops between Nandalal, a city bred young man who arrives in a small village as a postmaster and Ratan, a pre-adolescent orphan girl, who is his housekeeper/maid. The second story, 'The Lost Jewels', is about a young wife who is obsessed with jewels and constantly nags her husband for more. The tale of the husband and wife is recounted by the village schoolteacher to a hooded man. The third story 'The conclusion' is a romance that traces the slapstick courtship of a somber young scholar and the high-spirited young woman he hopes to tame
Sikkim : a film by Satyajit Ray, unseen for long 39 years( Visual )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sikkim is a 1971 Indian documentary about the nation of Sikkim, directed by Satyajit Ray. The documentary was commissioned by the Chogyal (King) of Sikkim at a time when he felt the sovereignty of Sikkim was under threat from both China and India. Ray's documentary is about the sovereignty of Sikkim. The film was banned by the government of India, when Sikkim merged with India in 1975. In 2000, the copyright of the film was transferred to the Art and Culture Trust of Sikkim. The ban was finally lifted by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in September 2010. -- from container
Kapurush = Coward. Mahapurush = The saint by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Bengali and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A screenwriter's car has broken down and he is left stranded in the middle of nowhere. A rich tea-estate manager comes to his rescue and takes him home, only for him to discover that the manager's wife is none other than his former love
Hirak rajar deshe by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Bengali and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magically musical duo of Goopy Gyne and Bagha Byne make a comeback in this sequel, where they are invited to the court of the Hirak Raja (The Diamond King), for their musical skills. However, after coming to realize that the King is in fact a tyrant, they team up with a free-thinking teacher in an attempt to thwart him
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Rāẏa, Saumendu

Soumendu Roy

Soumendu Roy Indiaas director of photography

Soumendu Roy Indian cinematographer

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Соуменду Рой

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English (5)

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