Ray Trailer: Netflix New Anthology Promises Stories Inspired By Cinema Maestro ‘Satyajit Ray’
The trailer of Netflix’s new original ‘Ray’ was dropped on Tuesday.
The four different anthologies are inspired by the work of legendary filmmaker of Indian cinema ‘Satyajit Ray’. Each tale is about four different individuals played by Ali Faizal, Kay Kay Menon, Manoj Bajpayee, and Harshvardhan Kapoor. The trailer begins with an existential question “What are we? We are just like Gods. We too are creators. We too give birth…just like he does”. So, from the very beginning, we can feel that the narrative will not just literary but philosophical as well.
All four individuals are very unique with their existence but we can see that each of them deals with a haunting identity crisis. ‘Forget me Not’, tale of Ali Faizal who is a highly professional and dynamic entrepreneur, with a memory of a computer seems to be having a hard time remembering the person he loves. Where ‘Spotlight’ story of Harshvardhan Kapoor’s character who is a beloved actor is struggling with people’s criticism on his acting abilities.
Manoj Bajpayee plays the role of a Gazal Artist set in the classic timeline, Giriraj Rao is also sharing the screen with Bajpayye in the story called ‘Hungama Kyu Hai Barpa’. ‘Bahrupiya’ is a story about an ordinary employee working at a computer company but his interest are more to explore with makeup than computer codes.
All the four characters are layered with their own struggles, also showcasing the theme of envy, ego, revenge, and betrayal. Ray is much more than a tribute rather a celebration of a unique portrayal of different stages of a human being’s life which Satyajit Ray used as a tool for his filmmaking.
It also stars Radhika Madan, Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor ,Chandan Roy Sanyal and many other artist as well. The pathology is directed by Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji, and Vasan Bala. It is set to stream from June 25th onwards only on Netflix.